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Salmon with Miso Butter

I am not kidding when I say I’ve made this recipe at least once a week for the whole month of May. It is savory, refreshing, healthy, and takes less than 20 minutes to make. You NEED to give this Salmon with Miso Butter a try! The miso butter honestly tastes good with EVERYTHING; it is tangy, garlicky, and packed with umami flavors! The butter also keeps the salmon tender and juicy. Pair it with rice, cucumber salad, or Bok Choy with Garlic Sauce. You will for sure be making this delicious Salmon with Miso Butter at least once a week!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Food, Asian Recipes, Easy, Easy Recipes, Healthy, QUICK RECIPES, salmon
Yield: 2 People


  • 2 piece of Salmon
  • Salt & pepper to season

Miso Butter

  • 4 tbsp of Butter unsalted
  • 1 tbsp of Miso Paste
  • 2 tbsp of Fresh Dill chopped
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp of Lemon zest
  • 2 cloves of Garlic grated


  • Sesame seeds
  • Green Onion


  • Mix room temperature butter, miso paste, fresh chopped dill, juice of 1 lemon, 1 tsp of lemon zest, and 2 cloves of grated garlic in a bowl. This can last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks; add as much miso butter you want on the salmon, and double the recipe if you’re going to make the butter in bulk.
  • Pat dry the salmon and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a pan, add in oil and turn the heat up to medium-high. Once the pan is hot, add in the salmon and pan fry for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Add on your desire amount of miso butter, put the lid on, and let it cook for another 3 minutes or until cooked. This process helps “steam” the salmon, which cooks faster and keeps the salmon moist.
  • Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.



This miso butter tastes good with EVERYTHING, and you NEED to give it a try. If you don’t eat meat or seafood, you can also use the miso butter on top of baked potatoes, mushrooms, or vegetables.