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The Best Salmon Miso Soup Recipe

The Best Salmon Miso Soup Recipe

Miso soup is a traditional Japanese staple that can be traced back to ancient times. Having first originated in Japan, you can now find many different versions of this delicious dish all across the globe. The key seasoning used in this soup, miso, has a distinct flavor like no other. Normally, miso is made by fermenting soybeans with salt and kōji, but it is also common to see miso made from rice, barely, seaweed, and other healthy ingredients.

Miso soup is an inherently flavorful dish packed with vitamins, nutrients, monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and probiotic cultures. And, the only thing that could make this dish any better or healthier is by adding in some deliciously prepared salmon. Our salmon miso soup recipe is hearty, replenishing, and the perfect hot soup for any cold day. Never cooked miso soup before? Don’t worry! Our recipe is easy-to-follow, takes less than one hour to prepare, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Salmon Miso Soup Recipe

Serves: 6


  • ½ cup of fresh Oshēn salmon. This can be pan-seared salmon, baked salmon, or leftover salmon scraps, cut into bite-size chunks (bones removed)
  • ½ cup of red, yellow, or white miso - depending on preference
    • Tip: Red miso is fermented the longest and is usually used in soups because of it’s stronger and saltier taste
  • ½ cup of sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • ¼ cup of diced green onions
    • Tip: For the best results, use a fresh green onion shallot
  • Dashi, the traditional Japanese stock, or 2 tablespoons of instant dashi powder
  • 2 tablespoons of desired miso paste (soybean, barley, seaweed, etc.)
  • About 2 liters of water
  • Noodles or rice
  • Soy sauce

How To Make Salmon Miso Soup:

Step 1

Using a small pot, prepare your noodles or rice to preference by following the instructions on the packaging. Noodles commonly used in this recipe are soba, ramen, and udon noodles.

Step 2

Add water and instant dashi powder OR dashi stock to a large pot and mix well. Add mushrooms, miso, and salmon. Bring to a boil over high heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, reduce to a low simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  • Tip: you can also add many other vegetables to this recipe to make it your own! To mix it up, try adding a different variety of mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, sweet onions, and more.

Step 3

Now, you can start preparing each bowl of soup. First, add one serving of noodles or rice to each bowl. Add a sprinkle of green onions to each bowl as garnish. And finally, pour your salmon miso soup over your noodles or rice and serve immediately!

  • Tip: Serve with a side of soy sauce.

Be Creative with your Salmon Miso Soup

When making miso soup, remember to mix it up and get creative! With three different types of miso, any type of noodles or rice you desire, and any mix of fresh and delicious vegetables, your miso soup can be completely different each and every time you prepare it. For the best results, be sure to use only the freshest and highest-quality salmon, which you can purchase right here at Oshēn Salmon.

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We think miso soup is one of the healthiest ways to eat salmon and we hope we’ve inspired you to try something new! We wish you the best of luck cooking and recommend checking out our recipes page for more awesome, interesting, and unique ways to cook salmon at home!

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