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miso marinated salmon

Citrus Miso Marinated Broiled Salmon and Ginger Aioli

Miso marinated salmon is a classic Japanese preparation but only better with lemon zest and fresh ginger juice resulting the fish in silky and moist texture with sweet-savory flavor.. The exterior should be lightly charred and sizzling, leaving your kitchen smelling so delicious.  
Course Main Course
Cuisine asian, Japanese
Keyword aioli, miso, salmon
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost $40.00


  • broiler


  • 1.5 pounds Salmon 1/4-1/2 pounds each

Citrus Miso Marinade

  • 1/4 cup white miso
  • 4 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon sake
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Ginger Aioli

  • 6 tablespoon Japanese Mayo
  • 1 tablespoon ginger juice


  • chopped chives
  • 4 wedges lemon


Citrus Miso Marinade

  • In a small saucepan combine together sake, mirin and sugar.  Bring to a gentle boil to dissolve sugar and cook off alcohol from sake.  
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat then add miso, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Mix well. Cool the marinade completely before using. This can be made up to two days in advance.  

Ginger Aioli

  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and juice of ginger.  Keep it in a fridge until later. 

Marinate and broil the fish

  • Place the fish in a plastic bag or container, add the citrus-miso marinade.  Coat the fish well with marinade and place it in the fridge for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.  
    marinate miso salmom
  • After 4 hours, remove the fish from the fridge and rinse the marinade off the fish and pat them dry with paper towels.  Just a quick rinse is all you need here.
  • Preheat the broiler.  On a baking sheet, place lightly greased baking sheet or foil and place the fish.  Broil the fish few minutes on each side until fish is opaque and flakes easily.  
  • Plate the fish in an individual serving plate.  Top the fish with ginger aioli, chopped chives and wedge of lemon.  Serve immediately.