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Miso Salmon Bowls

Miso Salmon Bowls
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The following recipe and photography is courtesy of Graham R. and his dog, Carl. For more of their delicious food ventures, visit them on Instagram @cookingwithcarrrl.

If you asked me which is easier – counting to 10 or this recipe – I’d hands-down say this recipe. Math wasn’t my best subject, but still, the point remains! This Miso Salmon Bowl is that easy and a real lifesaver on those busy nights when planning dinner may not be on your mind!

This dish is not only nutritious, but also extremely delicious! Miso has a very distinct smell and flavor. If you’ve never cooked with it before, you’re in for a treat. It tastes similar to soy sauce, but with a much deeper umami flavor. The sweet and salty notes are the perfect match for a flavorful salmon marinade. This particular marinade is loaded with miso, honey and soy sauce. After it works it’s magic on the fish, it is served directly atop steamed rice for a light and fresh meal that is bursting with flavor.

Miso Salmon Bowl

Like most of my recipes, this is just a starting point. You can serve this salmon with any type of veggies, toppings or sauces you like! I like to serve mine with roasted bok choy, sesame seeds and nori chips, which I use to scoop the rest of the food. This is also a phenomenal dish to make ahead of time and serve cold the following day for lunch.

Lets get cookin’!

Miso Salmon Bowls

Miso Salmon Bowls


For the Salmon

  • 2 6-8 oz. salmon filets
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. miso paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen's honey
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. Heinen's olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. green onion, divided
  • Sesame seeds, bok choy, etc., for garnish

For the Sriracha Glaze

  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Heinen's honey
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. sriracha


  1. Combine the miso paste, honey, soy sauce and oil in a bowl. Whisk until miso paste is broken down. Add 1 Tbsp. of the green onions. Pour the marinade over the salmon and seal in an airtight container for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to 6 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F.  Place the salmon on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place into the oven for 10 minutes. This cook time is for salmon that is around 3/4-inch thick. You may need to adjust the cook time depending on how thick your fish is.
  3. While the salmon is cooking, combine the glaze ingredients in a bowl. After 10 minutes, remove the salmon, and brush the glaze onto the fish. Return to the over for 3 more minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and serve immediately over Heinen’s organic cooked white rice and a small portion of your favorite vegetables. Top with sesame seeds and the remaining green onions. Enjoy!

Miso Salmon Bowl

Graham Russell

By Graham Russell

Graham Russell is half of the outdoor cooking duo behind CookingWithCarrrl. A true pairing of Beauty (Carl) & the Beast (Graham) – CookingWithCarrrl combines humor with easy-to-follow charcoal grilled/smoked recipes that the family will be sure to devour. Cooking with charcoal can be intimidating, but we are here to show you any dog can learn a new trick. Graham currently resides in Northeast, Ohio with his wife, two daughters, and dog, Carl.

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