Miso Butter Salmon Bowls

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Miso butter salmon cooks ultra fast when cut bite-sized and seared in a skillet. Hot honey adds just the right amount of sweetness, which also helps you achieve that beautiful caramelization on the edges. 

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains, Entreés
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons miso
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon hot honey (or plain honey)
  • 1 pound center-cut salmon, cut into 1” chunks
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chile sauce (like sriracha)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup snow peas, sliced on a bias
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled into “ribbons”
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • optional garnishes: sesame seeds, cilantro


  1. Cook rice per package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat (see note about skillet type). To a large bowl, add the miso, butter and hot honey then stir until combined. Add salmon chunks and toss to coat. Once pan is hot, add the salmon chunks and let cook undisturbed for 2-3 minutes or until browned. Flip and repeat on all sides.
  3. Meanwhile, prep the veggies and make the sauce by combining mayo, sriracha and lime juice in a small dish.
  4. Assemble: start with rice, then layer on salmon and vegetables. Drizzle with the sauce and garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.



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  • Option: sub any vegetables that you love such as steamed broccoli, roasted asparagus or a fresh green side salad. 
  • Skillet note: I recommend using nonstick unless you are skilled in using stainless steel cookware for seafood. You’ll get a little less of a sear, but won’t have to risk a sticky mess.
  • Nutrition information includes 1/4 of the total recipe include all salmon marinade and sauce. Values will differ slightly if you don’t consume all of these.