Miso-Ginger Glazed Salmon

Found at: http://www.reneeskitchenadventures.com/2014/02/miso-ginger-glazed-salmon.html

Sweet and spicy pan-seared salmon recipe using miso paste, ginger, and brown sugar for maximum flavor!


  • 4 (6 oz.) boneless, skinless, salmon fillets (fresh or thawed if frozen) salt and pepper, to your liking
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 TBS miso paste
  • 2 TBS low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger or 1 TBS fresh minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch of (or more to taste) of ground fresh chili paste (sambal oelek)
  • water (adjust the amount to get a thick glaze)


  1. Salt and pepper salmon fillets. Set aside.
  2. In med bowl, make the glaze by combining the brown sugar, miso, soy sauce, ground ginger, garlic and chili paste. Add some water if needed to thin. Mixture should be a little on the thick side.
  3. Heat large non-stick pan with 2 tsp. olive oil over med high heat. When oil is heated, add fish, flat sides down. Fish should sizzle when you put into pan. Cook for about 4 minutes, brush the fish with glaze and flip. Coat again with glaze and cook on other side until fish is done. (3-4 minutes) Do not overcook. Fish should be opaque and flaky, but not dry.
  4. Remove from pan and coat again with remaining glaze, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Total time: 25 mins.

Adapted from Allrecipes