How to Make Salmon with Miso Butter (3 easy methods)

Stop what you're doing and make this miso butter salmon for dinner tonight. It's a full-flavored, healthy, and easy (ready in 25 minutes) recipe that makes an effortless weeknight dinner despite looking elegant and impressive.

– unsalted butter – yellow or white miso paste –granulated sugar – rice wine vinegar – low-sodium soy sauce – scallions – sesame seeds  – salmon fillets  – salt & black pepper

Recipe Ingredients

In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, miso paste, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce until well combined. (Your butter may curdle if your soy sauce is cold, but that's ok.)

Recipe Instructions

Use a paper towel to pat the salmon dry, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt & black pepper.

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In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of miso butter over medium heat. Add salmon, skin-side up, to the hot pan and cook for 4-5 minutes.

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Flip salmon and cook on the other side for another 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and loosely cover with foil for 5 minutes to let it rest.

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Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds,  if using. Remaining miso butter can be drizzled on top of fillets for added flavor. Serve with rice, noodles, and/or vegetables.

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