miso salmon with scallions and ginger



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Growing up this Miso Salmon was one of my favorite dishes. Dad would often serve it with saffron rice and the thought of it makes my mouth water.

It’s probably not surprising then, that when I wanted to impress my now wife with a home cooked meal for our first Valentine’s day together, I reached for this dish.

Perhaps best of all, the dish is extremely simple to make but packs a flavor punch! Enjoy.


  • 2 lb salmon filet
  • Approx ¾ cup of miso paste
  • Sherry or white wine for diluting miso
  • 1 bunch of chopped scallions
  • 3-4 TBS of ginger chopped fine
  • Approx. 1-2 tsp of sugar (helps to caramelize the miso)
  • 2 TBS butter
  • Cilantro for garnish


  1. Mix miso paste and white wine in a bowl to create a slurry. Once combined, add sugar to the slurry.
  2. Tear a piece of aluminum foil that will be large enough to completely wrap the salmon filet (including space for a tent). Slather the salmon with the miso slurry on both sides. Place the salmon on the foil.
  3. The slurry should cover, but not drench the salmon.
  4. Sprinkle scallions and ginger evenly over the salmon and then place thin slices of butter on top.
  5. Fold the aluminum foil into a tent over the salmon - wrapping the sides as well. The tent of aluminum foil should not be tight against the salmon. This will help to capture steam.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for about 15+ minutes until the salmon is done to your likeness. Unwrap, place on serving platter along with some cilantro garnish. Make sure to drizzle the juices left over in the aluminum foil over the fish.
  7. Enjoy

Hi there and thanks for reading! My name's Stephen. I live in Chicago with my wife, Kate, and dog, Finn. Want more? See about and get in touch!