Prepare dinner in less than 20 minutes with this Miso Salmon Bites recipe. Just cube salmon into bites and roast in a simple miso marinade.
a salmon dish that is so simple but so satisfying
Sweet meets savory in this Japanese-inspired salmon bites recipe. This miso salmon is tender, flaky, and packed with flavor.
While the name of this recipe might sound intimidating, this dish only requires a few ingredients and it will be ready to eat in under 20 minutes. You can’t get much easier than this salmon bites recipe.
Whether you enjoy it for weeknight dinner or bring it as an appetizer to a weekend party, these salmon bites are a dish that everyone can enjoy. Bonus points – this miso salmon recipe is high in protein and omega-3s.
These salmon bites are delicious on their own but if you want to make a meal out of them, there are many different options you can enjoy. Rice, vegetables, a salad, or noodles are just a few sides that pair well with this dish.
I like to serve them on a bed of rice with edamame. Then I garnish the whole dish with some thinly sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
These seasoned salmon bites would also be an excellent salad topper. You could serve them alongside this simple mango salad to add extra protein to the dish.
What is Miso?
Miso is a fermented paste that is commonly used in Japanese dishes. There are two different types of miso paste: red and white.
White miso is typically made up of more rice and red miso contains more soybeans. White miso has a milder taste while red miso has a stronger flavor.
For this miso salmon dish, whichever type of miso you can find will work great. I used red miso but this dish will still be just as tasty with white miso.
- Salmon fillets – I like to buy skinless salmon, but you can buy standard salmon and remove the skin before cutting into bites
- Rice vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Miso Paste
- Sesame oil
- Ground ginger and garlic powder
To make this miso salmon dish gluten-free, you can use tamari or coconut aminos in place of soy sauce. Also, make sure to check that the miso is gluten-free.
You can use brown sugar or maple syrup in place of the honey to sweeten the marinade. If you want to keep the marinade completely sugar free you can just omit the honey.
To give the salmon a bright and fresh flavor, use fresh ginger and garlic in place of the dried seasonings. To really up the sweet and savory taste of this dish, feel free to add some spice like sriracha or dried pepper flakes.
How to make Miso Salmon Bites
Step 1: Prep the Salmon
Step 2: Marinate the Salmon
Then, pour the mixture over the salmon cubes and toss to coat. Place salmon cubes on the lined baking sheet and brush any remaining marinade over the tops.
Step 3: Bake and enjoy
Next, bake this miso salmon for 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Storage and reheating
Once prepared, transfer any leftovers to an airtight container. Store these salmon bites in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To reheat, warm this miso salmon in a frying pan or in an air fryer or oven at 250F until just warmed through. Be careful not to overcook it so that it remains tender and flaky.
Check out these other easy salmon recipes
- Lemon Pepper Salmon
- Simple Sheet Pan Salmon
- Teriyaki Salmon and Broccoli Slaw
- Sheet Pan Harissa Salmon
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 18 oz skinless salmon (about three 6oz fillets)
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp miso paste – red or white – I used red
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 475F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut salmon into bite sized pieces and place in a mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl whisk together rice vinegar, soy sauce, miso paste, honey, sesame oil, ginger and garlic. Whisk until the miso paste is completely dissolved and mixed in.
- Pour mixture over salmon cubes and toss to coat. Place salmon cubes on the lined baking sheet and brush any remaining marinade over the tops.
- Bake at 475F for 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.