Miso Marinated Grilled Salmon and a Giveaway

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Andrea's Recipes - Miso Grilled Salmon

While doing the South Beach Diet, I’m working very hard to make things that we all can enjoy and are healthy. This miso salmon is one of my favorite recipes I’ve tried recently, and it’s easy and fast to boot, so it makes an great weeknight dish. The fish is marinated in miso, mirin, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and scallions, and quickly grilled. You can make this with either skinless or skin-on salmon steaks. Serve the salmon as whole steaks or sliced on top of a bed of greens, either way you’ll have a quick, tasty, and healthy meal.

We enjoy grilling year round, but some days it really is too cold to cook outdoors, and for those times we use a grill pan on the cooktop. I recently tested a Scanpan Professional Grill Pan, and in fact made this salmon dish on the Scanpan. You can read my review of the Scanpan Professional Grill Pan.

Scan Pan Professional nonstick grill panFor this final week of celebrating the third anniversary of Andrea’s Recipes, I have one fabulous grill pan (right) just like the one in my review to give away, courtesy of Scanpan. To enter the contest, just leave a comment telling us about your favorite grilled food. Please make sure your email address is correct so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. Apologies to my international readers, but the pan can only be shipped within the continental U.S. The contest closes at 9 pm EST on Thursday January 29, and Random.org will select the winner. Look for the announcement of the winner in this post soon after.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Cristina, comment #28, the winner of the Scanpan grill pan! Thanks to everyone who entered.

Andrea's Recipes - Miso Grilled Salmon


Adapted from Epicurious.

Makes about 4 servings.


grill or grill pan
plastic bag or baking dish


1/4 cup (60 ml) white miso (shiromiso, fermented soybean paste)
1/4 cup (60 ml) mirin (rice wine)
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons minced green onions
1-1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
4 (8-ounce/) salmon fillets
Salt and freshly ground pepper
yuzu juice, for drizzling (optional or substitute orange juice)


1. MARINADE: Whisk together the miso, mirin, vinegar, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Place the salmon in a baking dish or plastic bag, pour the marinade over, and turn to coat. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

2. GRILL: Heat grill pan to medium-high. Remove the fish from the marinade and season with salt and pepper. Grill the salmon, skin side down, until it is golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the salmon over and continue grilling for 3 to 4 minutes for medium doneness. Drizzle with a little yuzu or orange juice and serve.


On a grill: Grill the salmon, skin side down, with the cover closed, until it is golden brown and a crust has formed, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the salmon over and continue grilling for 3 to 4 minutes for medium doneness.

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  1. says

    yum, andrea! that recipe (and pan) looks fantastic.

    my favorite grilled food is veggies – especially zucchini and onions. oh, yum!!

    happy 3rd anniversary!! brava!!

  2. Joanne says

    Mmmmmm, grilled Leg of Lamb. butterflied, marinated, grilled to Med-rare…. outside on the deck in the summer, sipping white wine or margaritas… served with cuke salad and fregula dusted with parmesan. This has been my birthday meal for the past few years. Now deep in the heart of winter, July birthdays seem so far away!!!

  3. says

    Those beautiful pictures are making me hungry and reading about the way you cook it is not helping either, hehe. My favorite grilled food is marinated chicken. It doesn’t really mater what it is marinated in as long as it is chicken :)

  4. Kimberly L says

    We love grilled chicken. My husband is very fond of salmon, but I never had a great recipe to fix it for him. I am going to give this one a try – thank you

  5. says

    The salmon sounds great! I have some in the freezer, and I’ll have to try this recipe out. My favorite thing to grill is veggies (eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, asparagus, onions, or anything else I feel like experimenting with).

  6. says

    Oh this is fabulous! Just what I need. I love to grill everything! So much so that in the wintertime, on those days too cold to grill outside, I’m kind of at a loss for how to make steak! Isn’t that funny? I think this grill pan would do the trick!

  7. De in D.C. says

    That salmon looks fabulous!

    I love grilled vegetables, with my favorite bring grilled asparagus. I usually baste it with a mixture of red wine vinegar, dijon mustard and olive oil before putting it on the grill. Delicious.

  8. Michael Z says

    Andrea, I do like salmon on the grill and being an Oregonian have lots of access to fresh and delicious fish. However, almost every time my grill is lit a summer squash split and brushed with olive oil and sparingly salted and peppered will be on my plate. Especially fond of golden zucchini.


  9. says

    Happy anniversary!

    I have so many favorite grilled foods. This one covers all the bases I think: a grilled beef filet topped with a grilled jumbo shrimp, grilled fresh jalapeno, and grilled tomatillo slices with a green peppercorn sauce, a squeeze of lime and a big slice of good pepper jack cheese melted over the top. Meat, seafood, vegetables and cheese all in one.

  10. Andi says

    I also love grilling, but since there are only two of us at home, it’s often a real pain to fire up the grill for such a small amount of food. My favorite things to grill are shish-kebabs (I make a yummy one with ham, pineapple, peppers and cherry tomatoes with a honey-mustard basting sauce) and flank steak (I marinate mine in a soy-ginger-orange marmalade marinade). But really, I’ll grill anything… it makes the food taste so much better!

  11. Logan says

    Mmmm that salmon looks great! We will definitely be trying that one. My favorite things to grill are steaks and chicken. Grilling reminds me so much of summer, so I also like to make cucumber and vinegar salad or a nice vegetable salad to complete the meal.

  12. Liz S. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…I just found your website!
    My favorite thing on the grill are all-american hamburgers!

  13. says

    Okay, it’s a toss-up: grilled salmon, or grilled peaches, or grilled asparagus. Or all three together. I’m fortunate to have a grill on my covered porch, right outside the kitchen door, so we can grill year-round, even here in New England!

  14. Carol Ann says

    Hi Andrea! My favorite grilled food is veggies that I use to make a sandwich with Italian bread and provolone cheese.

  15. Marianne says

    Boneless, skinless chicken breast, grilled and then finished with a honey/apricot/dijon glaze, served with grilled eightball zucchini.

  16. Alison says

    I’d have to say lamb kabobs are my favorite grilled food, but I would love to use this to make grilled sandwiches. Thanks for the giveaway! I found you through Compliments of the Kitchen.

  17. Mel says

    Mmmm. I love maple and soy sauce marinated salmon. Marinate in 1:1 soy sauce and maple syrup for 30min – 1 hr depending on thickness of the salmon, grill, and you’ve got a great meal.

  18. says

    Your grilled salmon looks delicious! I want to grill now but it’s sleeting outside. I love grilled veggies withany kind of meat. I live your blog!

  19. KPDWife says

    That salmon sounds delicious!
    I would sooo LOVE to have that indoor grill pan! My favorite thing to grill are panini sandwiches!! So many different ways to change them up!
    Happy Anniversary (from a new reader!)

  20. Leslie M. says

    Hi there,
    I’m a vegetarian, and I grill EVERYTHING. I’m not a HUGE recipe follower per se , but I grill veggies, Veggie Burgers, and for Hubby Salmon, and Tilapia.
    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this Grill Pan! What a fantastic Gift!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  21. Lisa says

    My favorite thing on the grill is steak & shrimp. We love to try different marinades. Thanks for the chance to win the cool grill pan! :)

  22. says

    Great gift – nice way to share the fun of the anniversary.
    We like almost anything grilled but a real favorite around here is grilled corn. Grilling brings out flavor in corn that no other prep will.

    I think the only thing we haven’t tried grilling yet is pizza.

    Thanks for sharing a great recipe AND a fabulous gift.

  23. says

    I love to grill. Our favorites are simple meat and vegetable kabobs as well as grilled veggie sandwiches. And I’ve recently been cooking with bison, and those make fabulous burgers on the grill. But it’s cold now, so that grill pan would be fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. says

    it’s so funny, i have been practically living off miso-marinated salmon for the last four weeks… well, i had it once a week, but still, there’s normally more variation than that in my diet. thing is, miso and salmon are a fantastic pair! i put mine under the broiler. i like your side of cabbage and clementines, i must try that!

    • says

      Thanks Johanna. The cabbage and clementine salad was tasty with a simple olive oil and rice wine vinegar vinaigrette. I’ve been living off of *that* for a few weeks now. :-)

  25. Megan says

    Hey! I love this grill and my favorite thing to grill is probably tempeh, or just simple veggies (peppers, onions, asparagus, mushrooms, and zucchini to name a few favorites!) I’m a vegan so I won’t be doing salmon but this recipe sounds intriguing and i might try it with tofu! =] I love miso!

  26. Doris says

    What a generous giveaway! I would love to make grilled vegetables — zucchini, peppper, eggplant, like we ate in Italy last summer.

  27. Cheryl says

    We don’t eat much red meat anymore but steak remains my favorite grilled food. Fresh veggies are a very close second.

  28. says

    Happy anniversary Andrea! Wow, I have been following for quite some time now, but didn’t think you had been blogging for so long! We have enjoyed grilled vegetables lately, with masala or curry, and loving it!

    Criss last blog post..Eating out, literally

  29. says

    I love to grill chicken…steak…burgers…hot dogs…corn…potatoes…hmmm, many things!

    Ready with Michigan address!

    Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs

  30. LJ says

    I love grilling….chicken, salmon, vegetables…so this grill would be wonderful. My favorite dish is grilled chicken. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. Sarah says

    We love grilled shish kabob. It would be great to grill inside. Here in Michigan we don’t do much grilling over the winter months :)

  32. Sarah B. says

    I love all kinds of grilled foods, but my favorite would have to be grilled asparagas with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Yum! An indoor grill pan would be perfect for grilling veggies since I have to use foil on the outdoor grill. No more lost veggies falling through the grill!

  33. says

    Grilled red peppers! Especially incorporated into something like a soup or rice or whatever.

    The grilled salmon recipe looks utterly delicious, I will definitely try it sometime. :)

  34. Karen says

    I have to say I love to grill bratwurst! Yummmy! With some delicious sourcrowt. I miss them so much in the winter.

  35. says

    I like to grill vegetables – sliced peppers, onions, pumpkins, fennels, and romaine (quartered). Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, a little balsemic vinegar and black pepper and you’re good to go!

  36. Jeanine Stureon says

    How, how nice this recipe is! Can’t wait to try it! Love this site! I love to grill in the kitchen during the winter months almost every night. My favorite is grilled (prebaked) potatoes, asparagus and talipa, with a light butter and lemon spread on them! YUM!!!!

  37. says

    Oh, looks like I made it just in time :) Salmon is our favorite fish but I usually don’t grill it. That recipe looks really good though.

    My fave thing to grill is flank steak. Always turns out perfect!

    Good luck on the SBD! I’m on a similar healthy eating venture myself!

  38. KTanjaTK says

    Besides fish and seafood, I really love grilled veggies!
    All kind…onion, zuchini, tomato, eggplant etc.
    So this would be very handy :)
    Thanks :)

  39. Gretchen says

    Happy Anniversary, thanks for the great giveaway. I would love to try grilling steaks indoors, the flavor of grilled with 10 inches of snow on the ground!

  40. says

    My favorite grilled food is definitely any type of grilled vegetable. However, in this pan, I might get a bit more adventurous since I wouldn’t have to worry about the end result tasting charred :)

  41. says

    Hey Congratulations on the third anniversary, and boy what a way to celebrate..with that gorgeous grill pan. Who wouldn’t love to have one of those…esp. this winter when you want to do everything indoors. :)

  42. Carolyn S says

    I absolutely love grilled salmon and this sounds delicious. I am also a fan of grilled chicken and steaks. I purchased some glaze recently from Tastefully Simple that made this weekends Beef Ribs delicious, also. I believe it was Bayou Bourbon Glaze. thanks for sharing
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  43. Kim da Cook says

    There is nothing better than having a grill pan in your kitchen they are to versatile and can be used for many meals, I just love you Salmon dish just heavenly, it has to be my best fish ever. Thanks for a great site I love popping in to see whats new. Sorry I missed the give away


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