Miso Salmon – Easy Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe

Miso Salmon & Vegetables is an easy dinner recipe for busy weeknight cooking. Best of all, it’s baked on ONE sheet pan with flaky salmon, crispy veggies, edamame and the most flavorful miso glaze.

I’ve been seeing more and more “one-pot”, “one-pan”, “one-skillet”, “sheet pan” dinner recipes popping up on the web lately. In fact, I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to these easy meal ideas.

And while I’m no stranger to one-skillet recipes (have you tried this one or this one?), I’m still building up my repertoire of one-pan meals. But so far, I’ve created this Sheet Pan Lamb Dinner and this 5-Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon.

Now – I’m hooked on these one pan meals. Why?

  1. I love that you can cook your entire meal on one sheet pan – protein and veggies all in one fell swoop.
  2. Sheet pan dinners are super versatile – Poultry, meat, seafood – they’ll all work here and you can use virtually any vegetable too.
  3. If you line your baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil before baking the cleanup is incredibly simple.

For tonight’s dinner, I went with a bit of an Asian vibe and made baked miso salmon baked in the oven.

I brought home a nice filet of salmon and coated it in a white miso glaze sweetened with a bit of mirin and brown sugar. The ingredients are fairly straightforward. You can find the mirin in the asian foods aisle of the grocery store. The miso should be in the refrigerated section, typically near the fresh produce. 

What is miso salmon made of?  

  • Salmon Filet
  • White Miso Paste
  • Mirin 
  • Soy Sauce
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Brown Sugar
  • Broccoli
  • Edamame
  • Carrots
  • Olive Oil
  • Green Onions
  • Sesame Seeds 

While the fish bakes, the glaze thickens and covers the salmon in all those amazing flavors. 

What does miso glaze taste like?

Miso glaze is packed with umami. It’s nutty, salty, tangy and sweet.

Is red or white miso better?

This is a matter of personal preference – but in general, red miso is more potent aka more fragrant and salty. White miso has a more delicate flavor, making it perfect for glazes, soups and marinades.

How to make miso salmon:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Oil a large rimmed baking sheet. For easy cleanup, line the pan with foil.
  • Whisk together mirin, miso, soy sauce, brown sugar and ginger.
  • Brush half of miso mixture on salmon.
  • Reserve the remaining miso glaze to a small bowl for later. 
  • Toss the vegetables with seasonings and scatter around the salmon.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Note: Cook time can vary based on the thickness of the fresh salmon fillet that you’re using. For best results, check for doneness using a fork to see if the center of the filet flakes easily and is opaque throughout.

Slices of miso salmon on baking sheet.

Be sure to save some of that remaining glaze – It’ll make the perfect dipping sauce for your cooked veggies.

In this case, I chose broccoli, carrots and edamame – some of my favorite vegetables that I like to use in vegetable stir fries. I thought they would be a nice compliment to the miso glaze and they worked really well here.

However, feel free to swap out any of these suggested vegetables for your favorites:

  • Cauliflower – cut into florets
  • Asparagus – trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces
  • Bok choy – quartered
  • Green beans – trimmed
  • Red bell peppers – seeded and sliced
  • Zucchini – cut into coins

Regardless of which veggie combo you choose, we can’t forget the wine!

Miso salmon on serving platter.

Wine Pairings for Miso Salmon:

  • Pinot Gris has just a hint of sweetness to it and a good body that will stand up to the miso glaze on this salmon.
  • A light Pinot Noir or young Beaujolais would also work well here – With a bit of acidity and a hint of earthiness, they make a great match for this dish.

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Close up of miso salmon on plate.

What to serve with Miso Salmon:

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Miso Salmon

Sheet Pan Miso Salmon with Vegetables is an easy meal perfect for busy weeknights. Best of all, it’s baked on ONE sheet pan with flaky salmon, crispy veggies, edamame and a flavorful miso glaze.
4.12 from 26 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon filet (about 1 ½ pound), skin on)
  • 1/3 cup white miso paste
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons peeled and grated fresh ginger (from about a 2-inch piece, divided)
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups edamame
  • 1 cup baby carrots (or sliced carrots)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (plus extra for coating pan)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with olive oil. For easy cleanup, line the pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper first, set aside.
  • Whisk together the mirin, miso, soy sauce, brown sugar and half of the ginger. Place the salmon filet on your baking sheet and brush half of the miso mixture on top of it. Reserve the remaining miso glaze to a small bowl for later. 
  • Toss the vegetables with the remaining ginger, 2 Tbsp. olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste. Scatter the vegetables around the salmon.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with remaining miso mixture on the side.

Notes

You can easily swap out any of these suggested veggies for your favorites. Cauliflower, diced peppers, asparagus, and zucchini are all delicious and work perfectly.
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Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 1535mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4795IU | Vitamin C: 47.3mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3.7mg

Note: This recipe was originally published in May 2018. It was updated in May 2022 to revise the content and photographs. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy! 

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14 thoughts on “Miso Salmon – Easy Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This looks so delish! I have just been getting into one pan meals. I’ll have to try this one. I love that you used a ton of veggies, and edamame.

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  2. I’ve been looking at your recipes for the Miso Salmon and Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup. Both look super yummy. I’ve been trying to figure out how large a serving size is in both recipes. Did I miss it somehow? I’m wondering because the sodium content on each recipe is extremely high. The salmon is over 1535 mg per serving and the soup is around 1100mg per serving. Looking forward to learning about the serving sizes.

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    • Hi Paula – I don’t have weights for the servings sizes, just how many people each recipe serves. Unfortunately, I’m not a nutritionist and I use a basic calculator to determine the nutrition facts. I can’t guarantee that everything is totally accurate. So sorry!

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  3. This looked so delicious but when I made the sauce today it was super, super salty (and don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of salt). I tried to save it but there was nothing I could do to counter it. I’m thinking 1/3 c of white miso may be too much? Anyone else have this issue?

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