Broiled Miso Salmon with Sesame Ginger Noodles

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It's a mash up of one of my fav cookbook recipes with one of my fav blog recipes - it's Broiled Miso Salmon with Sesame Ginger Noodles!! And it's a less than 30 minute meal!



 

Why I Love This Recipe

We've talked about the miso marinated cod that I used to make for my private chef clients on a weekly basis. I think the recipe is so engrained in the back of my brain, I could make it with my eyes shut. Well today I'm swapping out the cod for salmon and serving it over a VERY FLAVORFUL bed of sesame noodles! The result: truly the most perfect bowl of food you'll taste this month! Broiled Miso Salmon with Sesame Ginger Noodles for everyone.

Many miso marinated fish recipes call for a lot of sugar. I continued to find that too sweet and I wanted to create something that had less sugar but still packed some serious flavor. The sugar in this Broiled Miso Salmon recipe is 100% optional and it's delish without it. It's listed below if you want that subtle hint of sweetness, but I can promise you that you won't miss it if you skip.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • White miso paste (this is my personal favorite)
  • White sugar (optional)
  • Mirin
  • Low sodium soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Salmon fillets, about ⅓ pound each
  • Garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Scallions
  • Olive oil 
  • Rice vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Ramen noodles
  • Garnishes: sesame seeds, cilantro, scallions, fresno chiles
Broiled Miso Salmon on a sheet pan

How to Make

  • For the Broiled Miso Salmon: Combine the miso paste, sugar, mirin, soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl. Reserve a few tablespoons once it’s smooth and combined. With the remaining mixture, douse each salmon filet in it and transfer to a baking sheet, skin side down. Turn on the broiler.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to a broiler and broil for 8-9 minutes until cooked. Remove the salmon from the baking sheet to prevent it from over cooking. The salmon top should be golden/black in spots and opaque in the center and it should flake off easily.
  • For the Sesame Ginger Noodles: Combine the ginger, garlic, and two-thirds of scallions together in a large bowl. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium high heat for about 2 minutes. Turn the heat off and add the ginger mixture. Let the mixture infuse for 5 minutes before stirring in remaining scallions. Stir in soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, pepper, sesame oil, and sugar; season with salt. Set aside for 15 minutes to let flavors come together. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and toss with as much or as little scallion sauce as you'd like in bowl. Top with flakes of salmon and assorted garnishes.

Tips & Tricks

  • This Broiled Miso Salmon recipe calls for ramen noodles, but you can use any thin noodle your prefer. Or not thin - go for udon. The key is really in that sauce so don't skimp on that.
  • Below you'll find the fish called for is salmon, but you can still use cod if you prefer. You just want something that's medium thick. Nothing too thin.
  • The Broiled Miso Salmon marinade - many miso marinades call for hours, if not days, or marinating time. Not this one. Since you're broiling with the marinade, this recipe needs no overnight prep!

FAQ's

What does it mean to broil fish?

Cooking fish using direct heat from above. This method is hot and fast and results in a golden and at times blacked crust to the fish.

What is in a miso marinade?

A miso marinade typically consists of miso paste, which is made from fermented soybeans, along with other ingredients such as soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin (sweet rice wine), sesame oil, and sometimes sugar or honey for sweetness.

How long does it take to Broil Miso Salmon

The broiling time for miso salmon can vary depending on the thickness of the salmon fillets and the desired level of doneness. As a general guideline, it usually takes around 8-10 minutes to broil miso salmon.

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Miso Salmon with Sesame Ginger Noodles

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.9 from 34 votes
This super easy broiled miso salmon requires almost no prep work and is the perfect topping to a bed of sesame ginger noodles. It's dinner in less than 30 minutes and it's absolute perfection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

For the Fish

  • ¼ cup white miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar (optional)
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 salmon fillets, about ⅓ pound each best for these to be at room temperature so they broil evenly

For the Noodles

  • 6 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 knob fresh ginger (about 4-5 inches) peeled, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons once chopped)
  • 1 bunch scallions (green onions) thinly sliced
  • ½ cup olive oil or neutral light olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 4 5-ounce packages ramen noodles

Optional Garnishes

  • sesame seeds
  • cilantro
  • scallions
  • fresno chiles, sliced

Instructions
 

For the Fish

  • Combine the miso paste, sugar, mirin, soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl. Reserve a few tablespoons once it’s smooth and combined. With the remaining mixture, douse each salmon filet in it and transfer to a baking sheet, skin side down. Turn on the broiler.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to a broiler and broil for 8-9 minutes until cooked. Remove the salmon from the baking sheet to prevent it from over cooking. The salmon top should be golden/black in spots and opaque in the center and it should flake off easily.

For the Noodles

  • Combine the ginger, garlic, and two-thirds of scallions together in a large bowl. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium high heat for about 2 minutes. Turn the heat off and add the ginger mixture. Let the mixture infuse for 5 minutes before stirring in remaining scallions. Stir in soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, pepper, sesame oil, and sugar; season with salt. Set aside for 15 minutes to let flavors come together. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and toss with as much or as little scallion sauce as you'd like in bowl. Top with flakes of salmon and assorted garnishes.

Notes

  • the recipe calls for ramen noodles, but you can use any thin noodle your prefer. Or not thin – go for udon. The key is really in that sauce so don’t skimp on that.
  • below you’ll find the fish called for is salmon, but you can still use cod if you prefer. You just want something that’s medium thick. Nothing too thin.
  • the miso marinade – if you’re in a crunch for time, you’re okay to let it sit for just 30 minutes. But the 3 hour mark really can do a LOT for the flavor. And over night is even better if you plan that far ahead! xx

Nutrition Information

Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1913mg | Potassium: 970mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg
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63 Comments

  1. The larb bowl is our favorite go to each week but tonight we made this; and this somehow took first place. Woah! This is soooo flavorful and easy. We roasted broccoli and I ended up coating it in the few tablespoons I saved from the salmon marinade. Sooooo good! I also added garlic and ginger to the marinade because I love it. Highly recommend!!!

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