Yep. You totally predicted that was going to be my opening line when you saw the title of this post, I KNOW.
But, liiike, I wouldn’t want to let you down.
Really and truly though, I AM hungry for this miso salmon recipe. Honestly, I’m hungry for anything miso right now.
Potato corn miso soup with bacon, or miso shrimp soup with ramen, if there’s miso, I want IN.
Miso and I have been having this moment for close to 2 months now, and I haven’t told you about it.
I think my inner subconscious was worried that if I let you in on the deliciousness, you would be all into it and we would have a miso shortage in the world.
Which might seem overly dramatic, but once you try it, you’ll understand.
I really do like you guys though, and only want you to put the yummiest things in your mouth, so I am letting you in on the best-kept-until-now-secret that is this miso sauce for salmon that you might just want to GUZZLE, or at least put on everything you eat for ever and ever.
What is Miso?
Miso is a paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt. It’s typically used in Japanese cooking, and I’m suspecting you’ve eaten it in miso soup at your local sushi joint before.
It has this CRAZY savory but salty, but intense but earthy but totally UMAMI flavor that can honestly elevate the flavor of SO many dishes.
You can add it to roasted veggies, salads…I even put it in my OATMEAL. ßDon’t judge until you’ve tried it.
But MISO in love (just laugh) with salmon that today it’s adding INTENSE flavor to honey sriracha miso glazed salmon.
The saltiness of the white miso, paired with the sticky-sweet honey, spicy sriracha and POP of coconut aminos to tie it all together is honestly one of the best things you’ll put in your mouth. REALLY REALLY.
You might even think you’re the head chef at some ultra-fancy Japanese steakhouse.
Just don’t go throwing knives and lighting things on fire okay? Leave that to the pros.
I first told Mr. FFF that I had been eating miso on everything and he thought I was kidding until I made him this miso glazed salmon recipe for dinner.
It was like everything in life made sense to him to. He wanted miso on ALL THE THINGS forever and ever the end.
Yep. Just two weirdos obsessing over fermented soybeans. Nothing to see here.
LOTS to taste here though.
Besides being insanely delicious and basically the perfect marriage of spicy Asian shenanigans inside your face, this baked salmon could really not be any easier.
If you have 15 minutes, you can also have swanky-tasting seafood for dinner THIS VERY NIGHT.
Throw it over some rice, add some crispy air fryer roasted Asian broccoli and I can pretty much just see your happy, smiling face as the salty/sweet/savory combo and rich, flaky salmon marry inside your mouth, dancing over your taste buds in pure weeknight dinner BLISS.
MISO hungry. YOUSO hungry. WESO HUNGRY.
Miso Glazed Salmon Recipe
- 1.5 White Miso (gluten free if needed)
- 1 Hot Water
- 0.5 Coconut Aminos or soy sauce
- 2.5 Honey
- 0.5 Sriracha Chili Sauce
- 0.5 Fresh Ginger minced
- 1 Atlantic Salmon Fillet (4-4 ounce fillets)
- Preheat your broiler to HIGH and spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the salmon.
- Line the salmon up on the baking sheet. Evenly spread half of the miso glaze over the tops and sprinkle with salt.
- Broil for 5 minutes. Then, spread the rest of the sauce over the fish and broil until it flakes easily with a fork, about another 2-4 minutes.