Miso-Glazed Salmon (Sake Misoyaki)
Salty, sweet, and rich with natural fat, miso-glazed salmon began as a Japanese method of fish preservation, but the dish has become a restaurant menu favorite. With only four ingredients and requiring just a few minutes of hands-on prep time, miso-glazed salmon is easily made at home.
Why This Recipe Works
For our miso-glazed salmon recipe we went to work on the marinade, testing different amounts of miso, sugar, and sake until we found a marinade that was perfectly balanced in flavor and had a texture that was thick enough to cling to the fillets. Next, we tested marinating times for our miso-glazed salmon recipe—from as short as one hour to up to three days. We found that the salmon requires a minimum of five hours to really benefit from the marinade, and after 24 hours, it reached its peak of flavor and texture.