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Miso Salmon

This Miso Salmon is made with tender baked or air fryer salmon fillets with a sweet and savory miso glaze and makes the perfect easy weeknight meal! Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar free.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword baked teriyaki salmon, homemade teriyaki sauce, how to bake salmon in foil, salmon in foil, teriyaki glazed salmon, teriyaki salmon, teriyaki sauce for salmon
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 341 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 quality skin-on salmon fillets , about 6 ounces each (similar size + shape if possible)
  • Coarse sea salt or kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons organic white miso
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos , can sub gluten-free Tamari or low sodium soy sauce if not gluten-free
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic , finely minced or grated
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes or chili powder
  • 2-4 lime slices

To serve

  • Cooked riced cauliflower or rice of choice
  • Some sliced Persian cucumbers
  • Some matchstick carrots
  • Some shelled frozen and cooked edamame
  • Half an avocado cut into slices
  • Some pickled onions or shredded red / purple cabbage


  • Sliced green onions
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sriracha or preferred hot sauce


  1. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and cracked black pepper.
    Two raw salmon fillets on a wooden cutting board
  2. In a small saucepan, add the miso, coconut aminos, maple syrup, sesame oil, lime juice, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper flakes. Turn the heat to medium and bring to a gentle boil, while whisking frequently. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Lightly coat a small baking dish with avocado oil spray or coconut oil spray, or line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Place the salmon pieces (skin side down) in the baking dish or on the baking sheet. Spoon or pour ⅔ of the miso sauce onto the salmon, making sure to coat all sides of the salmon. Let marinate while the oven comes to temperature (or longer if desired for more flavor). Arrange the lime slices around the salmon.

    Preheat the oven to 400F. (see below for air fryer method)

    Two raw salmom fillets in a white square baking dish
  4. Preheat the oven to 400F. (see below for air fryer method).

    While the oven is preheating, prepare the ingredients for your bowl.

  5. Once the oven is ready, place the baking dish in the oven and cook for 9-11 minutes, (or more depending on the thickness of the salmon) until the salmon is just done and starts to flake easily. Turn the broiler on high and broil the salmon for another 1 - 1 ½ minute (watching carefully so that it doesn’t burn), until there are a few brown / charred spots.
    Two baked salmom fillets in a white square baking dish
  6. While the salmon is cooking, assemble your bowl(s) by scooping some rice into each bowl, then topping with sliced cucumbers, carrots, edamame, avocado and pickled onions.

    Place one piece of salmon on top, then garnish with a spoonful of sauce. Garnish salmon with sliced green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds.

    Two maple miso salmon fillets in two white bowls with cauliflower rice, edamame, cucumbers, carrots and red cabbage
  7. Drizzle with some sriracha or preferred hot sauce, if desired. Serve and enjoy.

Air Fryer Method

  1. If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat to 380F.
  2. Place the marinated salmon in an air fryer basket.
  3. Cook for 11-12 minutes, or until the salmon is just done.
  4. Assemble bowls as above.
  5. *NOTE: cooking time will vary depending on the size / thickness of the salmon as well your air fryer model. Keep an eye on the salmon while cooking to avoid overcooking / burning.
Nutrition Facts
Miso Salmon
Amount Per Serving (1 salmon fillet (minus the bowl ingredients))
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 36g72%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.