Saikyo-yaki Miso Marinated Salmon

Saikyo-yaki Miso Marinated Salmon

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Double up the umami with this mouthwatering saikyo-yaki miso marinated salmon recipe. Although most commonly used to make miso soup, miso paste also adds a deliciously unique savoury flavour to dressings and marinades. This salmon dish combines the umami flavours of white miso and fish for that rich savoury flavour that nevertheless does not overpower the slight balancing sweetness that white miso also provides.


• 2 large salmon filets
• 6 tbsp white miso paste
• 1 tbsp mirin
• 1 tbsp sugar

How To Prepare

  1. Grab a bowl and mix together the white miso paste, mirin and sugar together until it forms a smooth paste for the marinade.

  2. Remove any bones from the salmon fillets and then place them in the bowl of marinade. Make sure that the marinade covers all the fish and then allow the salmon to marinade in the fridge for a few hours.

  3. Heat up a grill pan over a medium heat and start by grilling the salmon with the skin down first. After approximately 4 minutes, turn the salmon over and grill the remaining side for another 4 minutes until they are lightly browned.

  4. The salmon is now ready to serve. Popular ways to enjoy this dish are with boiled white rice, or try with asparagus and mixed vegetables.

Tips and Information

While you can use different types of miso paste for this dish, white miso is preferred as it has a much more subtle flavour which is ideal for using as a marinade.