Caramelized Garlic and Miso Salmon

Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel
Caramelized Garlic Miso Salmon - a tasty twist on this classic fish!
Caramelized Garlic Miso Salmon - a tasty twist on this classic fish!

Caramelized Garlic and Miso Salmon

This is Ann's family's favorite salmon recipe, even the kids! The marinade comes together fast and an easy weeknight dinner.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marinate Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Seafood
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 230 kcal


  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger or 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 4 Tbsp lower sodium soy sauce
  • 1 lb salmon fillet cut into 4 portions
  • 1 tsp canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Put the garlic, ginger, miso paste, honey and soy sauce in a large re-sealable bag and mix together well.
  • Add the salmon to the bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the salmon from the marinade (reserve marinade) and put top side down in pan and sear for about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the salmon, skin side down, to a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour the reserved marinade over the salmon in the pan.
  • Bake the salmon at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Baste salmon with the pan sauce halfway through cooking. Serve salmon with any remaining sauce in the pan poured over it.


Simplify It: You can skip searing the salmon in step 4 if you are in a hurry and just pop it straight in the oven with the marinade.
Nutrition Nugget: Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish have been associated with many benefits including boosting your mood and immune system! Fresh, fresh-frozen, or canned Alaska sockeye salmon provides the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids of any fish.


Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 20gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 400mgSugar: 9g
Keyword miso paste, salmon, soy sauce
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Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel

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We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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