Roasted Miso-Glazed Salmon

by on May 9, 2014

Broiled Miso-Glazed Salmon Recipe- A quick, healthy and delicious everyday dinner recipe on

It’s confession time as to what we’ve been up-to at home over the last few weeks. Some of you already know that we’ve been working around the clock building out our new studio addition, shooting with clients, cooking, testing recipes our blog and preparing for some fun food photography workshops. All that requires work and with work, comes exhaustion. And with exhaustion at the end of the day means we really look forward to our “couch time”. Basically, we’ve been couch-potatoes in the evenings, watching some of our favorite television shows and pretty much being lazy about blogging. So there you have it, we’ve been on the couch instead of blogging. How lazy! Although in a meager defense, we usually don’t get to settle down for “couch time” until 10 or 11 at night. 

Hey, it’s hard to get un-glued from the couch in the evening because there’s been some shows that we’ve been recording and catching up to. For years, we never watched television and pretty much just spent time in the garden and reading. But it wasn’t until we actually put a television in our living room two years ago that we’ve been doomed for a couch-potato-lifestyle. Dangerous!

Broiled Miso-Glazed Salmon Recipe- A quick, healthy and delicious everyday dinner recipe on

Yup, we never, ever had a television in the living room. In fact, we never bought a television until two years ago so that we can watch the Summer Olympics. We pretty much went 16 years without really ever watching television. Now, we’re sucked into watching the boob tube instead of writing our our recipes on the blog. Bad bloggers!

Why are we glued to the tv? Well first of all, the playoffs. Catching up to basketball and hockey takes mental energy and of course, a distraction to blogging. We’re also addicted to Robin Williams hilarious show called The Crazy Ones. We work with so many agency people in our photo shoots that it’s so funny to see all the crazy creative genius that goes into advertising campaigns come to life on screen. Robin and his cast nail it with humor and timing. Everytime we watch a scene, we’re like “yup! that’s so true, we’ve seen it in the studio”.

Broiled Miso-Glazed Salmon Recipe- A quick, healthy and delicious everyday dinner recipe on

And how about all the great Marvel movies? We’re addicted to Agents of Shield, especially after the release of the new Captain America movie. The stories continue in the tv series and it’s hard not to keep up on the drama behind the agency. Or what’s left of it.

So what does all this tv couch-potato talk have to do with this broiled miso glazed salmon recipe? Because it’s so quick, delicious and easy to broil while you’re sitting on the couch watching tv, that’s why. It’s easy to eat WHILE you’re sitting on the couch. And best of all, it’s healthy so if you decide not to GET OFF the couch, you haven’t consumed a bunch of calories that need to be burned.

Hopefully you’ll understand the method to our madness. Sometimes, it’s so great to have an amazing, healthy and tasty weeknight dinner without too much prep. That way, you can enjoy your downtime in the evenings and catch up to your favorite shows.


diane and todd

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Roasted Miso-Glazed Salmon Recipe

Yield: Serves 2

Total Time: 40 min

If your oven doesn't Broil up to 550 degrees F, the recipe will still work fine. It may just take a touch longer to broil the salmon. If need to substitute the sake the best substitute would probably be dry vermouth. After that maybe a dry white wine. Any sub is going to change the flavor, but these are most likely the closest options.


  • 2 (6 oz) salmon filets
  • 2 Tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1 Tablespoon sake
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • sliced green onions for garnish (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to Broil (about 550 degrees F) . Place rack about 6" away from the top heat of the oven.
  2. Make the Glaze: Mix miso paste, sake, soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil in bowl.
  3. Coat salmon with the marinade and set aside for about 30 minutes to let the flavors marry.
  4. Roast the oven for about 6-10 minutes, or until salmon is tender and cooked to your desired doneness.
  5. Top with green onions and serve warm.
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1 Julie May 9, 2014 at 6:50 am

I’m glad to hear that you get caught up in the TV/movie media like everyone else. AND if it’s a mindless way to de-stress after a hard day’s work, it’s okay. I’m pretty impressed that you lived without the toob for 16 years! I’m with you on the Marvel Universe, loving the Agents of Shield and trying to figure out the crazy timeline!
Thanks for posting one of my favourite ways to prepare salmon.
Have a great weekend!


2 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious May 9, 2014 at 7:09 am

I’m the opposite and never watch t.v. except for the odd episode of Real Housewives :) man that show sucks you right in!


3 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence May 9, 2014 at 9:50 am

I totally agree with you here Gerry! I just got sucked into a RHOA marathon this past weekend.


4 susan May 9, 2014 at 7:41 am

This is the perfect weeknight, easy, delish, and simple meal. Thanks for the inspiration – I need it!


5 Matt Robinson May 9, 2014 at 8:50 am

My wife and I have been talking about finding the perfect salmon recipe to make, and this is it. Flipping out over this one. Seriously, this is absolutely amazing and I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks!


6 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence May 9, 2014 at 9:52 am

I love this simple weeknight meal!! Aside from the sake, I have everything already in my pantry.


7 jenjenk May 9, 2014 at 10:29 am

need to add this one to my new more healthful living stance!


8 White on Rice Couple May 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

Go Clippers! Need to bring it tonight. Fridays misstep hurt. Miss you JenJen!


9 Kristi Rimkus May 10, 2014 at 6:46 am

Now that salmon makes it’s appearance on the dinner table on a weekly basis, I’m always looking for new ways to kick it up a notch. I love the miso glaze.


10 Abbe@This is How I Cook May 12, 2014 at 9:48 am

I only watch TV when I am cooking dinner. I watch the news. That way I can take my aggression out when I’m chopping. But this salmon requires no chopping. I’ll keep the TV off! This looks so good!


11 kelley {mountain mama cooks} May 13, 2014 at 7:23 am

Couch potatoes unite. Saturday night seems to be my night. I put the kids down and settle in to watch soccer and The Good Wife. Glass of wine in tow, it’s the perfect way to end what seems to be an always busy week!


12 Millie// addalittle May 17, 2014 at 7:14 am

This looks gorgeous! Salmon is one of my favourite fishes, so will definitely try this out!
Have a lovely weekend!


13 Lisa | Je suis alimentageuse May 26, 2014 at 11:48 am

OMG I’M TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH AGENTS OF SHIELD. (Also sorry this is such a late comment, I’m like 300 posts behind in my blog reader, so I’m working my way through it).

I totally know what you mean about sitting in front of the TV instead of blogging. I’m totally there with you. Good luck with your studio, new clients and shoots, and all that jazz!


14 Kay January 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Do you let the salmon marinate at room temp or in the fridge for 30 minutes?
Thanks so much!!


15 Todd & Diane January 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Kay- You can do it either way, but we prefer the fridge.


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