Miso Glazed Salmon Lettuce Wrap – LADL Flowchart Recipe

Origin: Japan

About: The real name of this dish is Yuan-yaki Salmon. However, Americans often refer to this as Miso Glazed Salmon. If the name Yuan is on the recipe, it indicates the use of soy-sake-mirin marinade. The sake is very important, because it tenderizes the meat. However, you might ask why there is not soy sauce in this dish. Miso serves as a substitute for both salt and soy sauce, which are very unlikely to be used in tandem.

Since we’re on the subject, Miso is a fermented soybean paste that is prominent in many Japanese recipes. The texture resembles that of peanut butter and is often the base for simple soup broth and sauces. Mirin is also a essential condiment and is similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content and higher sugar content. Surprisingly, both are becoming easy to find and are probably at your local grocery store.

The salmon can be cooked on the oven or the grill. Be careful, the cooking time varies with the thickness of the fish, don’t overcook it!

Served with:

  • Rice
  • Lemon slices


  • Lime or grapefruit juice, 1 tbsp, to the marinade – this is a substitute for the native Japanese citrus fruit called yuzu.


  • Salmon – Mackeral, swordfish, black cod, or kingfish fillets
  • Miso – White miso
  • Miso – Soy sauce and salt