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Brown Butter Miso-Glazed Wild Salmon


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Brown Butter Miso-Glazed Wild Salmon

It’s a really flexible recipe which you can make spicy, sweet, salty or take out the browned butter and sub in a little sesame oil for that nutty flavor.  My son went crazy for this fish and so did I.  I put leftovers into a salad the next day, but I wish I had wrapped up some of the fish in a sheet of nori with some avocado and gomasio!

I cooked this fish a couple of different ways and I think you should experiment based on your own preferences.  I preferred it baked and then broiled to get that light crispiness. If you want minimal work, just put it in the oven and forget about it.  Both ways are described below.  If you had more time, you could also slow-roast the salmon for 20 minutes at 275 and then give it a quick broil for a minute or two.  I personally love the tenderness of a slow roasted salmon, but it takes more time.  I served this one night with roasted asparagus and rice, another night with roasted sweet potatoes and grilled zucchini, and yet another night with a tomato salad and spicy honey-lemon green beans.  All really different, but it showed me the versatility of the flavors of this glaze.


  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter

  • ¼ teaspoon sriracha or another chili sauce + more to taste if you want it to be spicy

  • 4 teaspoons miso, preferably organic (I use a white miso, but any kind will be great. The darker the miso, the stronger the flavor)

  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 12-16 ounce filet of wild salmon, I used Moink wild salmon


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper and set aside.*

  2. In a sauté pan on low heat, melt 2 teaspoons of butter. Once the butter is fully melted, keep it on the heat until it starts to smell like popcorn and the color changes to brown.

  3. In a bowl, whisk together the butter, sriracha, miso, and maple syrup until fully combined and smooth. Taste a little and adjust the seasoning according to your preferences. We added a bit more sriracha because we like it spicy.

  4. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and place on a prepared baking sheet.

  5. Brush the salmon with the brown butter miso mixture until evenly coated.

  6. Put the salmon in the oven for about 7 minutes until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 145 degrees F. Do not overcook wild salmon. It's better to undercook it and let it sit covered for a couple of minutes.

If you want to get the top of the salmon crispy, bake it directly on a baking sheet, WITHOUT the parchment paper, or in a cast iron skillet at 425 degrees F for 3 minutes and then broil it for 3 minutes or until golden or barely charred. Normally, I would broil salmon for 6-8 minutes without pre-baking, but the glaze on here will burn if broiled for 6 minutes.


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