5 Ingredient Miso Roasted Salmon

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You guys are going to love this recipe. Have you ever used miso paste before? If you haven’t tried it, you are totally missing out. I’m not even kidding. It’s like a million ingredients all rolled into one, which makes it the perfect choice for quick and easy meals.

I bought my first package of miso paste last year. It came in a big plastic bag in my grocery’s freezer section (actually, it was the freezer within the international section). It seemed so expensive when I was buying it. I think I spent eight dollars on it. Yes, eight dollars for one ingredient. But, hear me out. I still have it.

More easy salmon recipes: teriyaki sesame crusted salmon / walnut crusted salmonsalmon with avocado cucumber salsa / salmon with creamy garlic dill sauce

5 Ingredient Miso Roasted Salmon | simplywhisked.com

Now, I know that there’s probably some sort of shelf life to it, but there isn’t an expiration date on it. It still smells just a great as it did when I first bought it, and it tastes just as fresh. If you know anything about the shelf life of miso paste, please feel free to leave a note in the comments, and let me know if I should toss it or not.

Anyway, my point it that I love this stuff, and even though it stressed me out to spend so much on one thing, I now think it was totally worth it.

5 Ingredient Miso Roasted Salmon | simplywhisked.com

It makes meals like this miso roasted salmon easier than ever. You simply stir together the miso paste, some brown sugar, and a little garlic and ginger. Spread it all over your delicious salmon and pop it into the oven for about 20 minutes. Then you get to eat this deliciously flavorful salmon.

Ok, now hurry up and get to the grocery store and get yourself some miso paste. You definitely need to make this recipe.

Other 5 ingredient salmon recipes: 5 ingredient salmon with avocado cucumber salsa / 5 ingredient teriyaki sesame crusted salmon / 5 ingredient walnut crusted salmon with basil walnut pesto


5 Ingredient Miso Roasted Salmon

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 whole salmon filet
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the garlic, ginger, miso paste and brown sugar.
  3. Place the salmon on the baking sheet and spread the miso mixture evenly over the fish.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until fish easily flakes with a fork.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Reply
    September 28, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I will have to go buy some just to try this recipe – It looks so good! I just found your blog today and love the great recipes and photos!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      September 28, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      I’m so glad you found me 🙂 I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

  • Reply
    September 29, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Miso paste lasts indefinitely, because it’s fermented. I just finished up and replaced a tub of it that i kept in my fridge for literally years and years. This recipe looks really tasty — i’ll definitely try it.

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      September 29, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Oh awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

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