Roasted Miso-Glazed Salmon

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

Here’s another similar reader favorite recipe: Japanese Style Glazed Salmon Recipe 

5 from 1 vote
Roasted Miso-Glazed Salmon Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Depending on the heat of your oven's broil, it may just take a touch longer to broil the salmon. You can also roast the salmon if you aren't able to broil. Roast at 475°F for 8-12 minutes.

 If needed 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.

Servings: 2 Servings
  • 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. 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 if you can (if not it can still be broiled straight away and it will be tasty).

  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.
{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Joeline Webber

    Do you ever watch The Great British Baking Show? If not, you may want to. It’s to drool for….

  2. josefinetm

    Lovely recipe! I just made it for my family and everyone loved it 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing

  3. Jamie

    I am really excited to give this salmon recipe a try. It’s one of my favorite fish to cook and eat. I was also thinking of trying to cook it sous vide to see what kind of flavoring that gives. I found a pretty good recipe here:

  4. Raja Makan

    i like this recipe so easy to cook and simple food. so the taste of the salmon is i like it.

  5. Kay

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

    1. Todd & Diane

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

  6. Lisa | Je suis alimentageuse

    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!

  7. Millie// addalittle

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

  8. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    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!

  9. Abbe@This is How I Cook

    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!

  10. Kristi Rimkus

    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.

  11. jenjenk

    need to add this one to my new more healthful living stance!
    {GO CLIPPERS!} 🙂

    1. White on Rice Couple

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

  12. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

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

  13. Matt Robinson

    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!

  14. susan

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

  15. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

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

    1. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

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

  16. Julie

    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!

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