Miso Salmon with Green Tea Broth #RecipeRedux

Miso Glazed Salmon with Green Tea-Ginger Broth // @HealthyDelish

I posted a coffee recipe yesterday, but today is all about tea! For this month’s Recipe Redux, we were challenged to make a healthy recipe inspired by tea.

I had a few ideas for this, including a cardamom-tea ice cream that I definitely want to try soon, but I kept coming back to the idea of using the tea as broth. It’s not the first time I’ve done a tea broth, but it’s something I really love and I haven’t done it in a while. (Be sure to check out my udon noodles in earl grey broth and mahi mahi with sauteed cherries in oolong broth.)

Lemongrass Green Tea

I based this recipe off the oolong broth, but opted to use a citrusy lemongrass green tea that I found in the back of my cabinet. I added some ginger to compliment the lemongrass and used just a touch 0f sugar to balance out the vinegar.

On it’s own, the broth isn’t anything that special, but when paired with the salty miso-glazed salmon it’s AMAZING.  I was feeling a little under the weather the night I made it, and I discovered that it’s the ultimate comfort food. The flavors are perfect together and the balance of sweet, sour, salty, and rich flavors is spot-on.

It’s also really fast and easy to make – the beauty of broiling salmon is that it’s on the table in the time it takes to boil your rice.

Miso Glazed Salmon with Green Tea-Ginger Broth // @HealthyDelish

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Miso Glazed Salmon in Green Tea-Ginger Broth
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Serves: 4
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 bags lemongrass green tea (or regular green tea, if preferred)
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • ½ cup sake
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 inch-long piece of fresh ginger, peeled and cut into coins
  • 4 skin-on salmon filets
  • ¼ cup white miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 6 scallions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  1. Prepare the rice according to the package directions; keep warm.
  2. Heat your broiler.
  3. Bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Let steep. In a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, ½ cup sake, sugar, and ginger. Bring to a boil and let reduce by half. Stir in the brewed tea. Discard the tea bags and ginger.
  4. Place the salmon filets skin-side down on a broiling pan. Broil 2 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together the miso paste and remaining sake to form a thick sauce. Spread the sauce over the salmon and broil another 3 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Lift the salmon from the pan, leaving the skin behind.
  5. Stir the scallions and sesame seeds into the rice.
  6. To serve, spoon a mound of rice into the center of four bowls. Ladle the broth around the rice. Top with salmon.
Adapted from Fine Cooking
Nutrition Information
Calories: 415 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 48 Fiber: 2.5 Protein: 22.5


  1. OK, so you just blew me away with this salmon! I cannot wait to make it! This is such an awesome recipe. I love the idea of using the flavors from the tea. I’m pinning right now!

  2. My mouth is watering because that salmon looks so perfect! Love the idea of combining green tea and miso. Pinned so I can try this out sometime soon!

  3. Oh my GOSH… this looks and sounds AMAZING!

  4. Good thing you didn’t make cardamom ice cream – I made a coconut chai ice cream this month! But this looks SO amazingly yummy. I looove salmon! Btw, the pictures are impeccable!

  5. What a great recipe! I love salmon and I love miso, but never thought of cooking them together! Thank you, Lauren! :)

  6. What an interesting flavor combination – looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it!

  7. Ginny McMeans says:

    Love the basmati rice and the lemongrass green tea mixture. Really sounds great!

  8. Wow, what interesting flavors you used here! I’ve never cooked anything savory with green tea, but it sounds interesting.

  9. Grabbing my chop sticks right now. Looks amazing Lauren.

  10. Love this! Sounds so flavorful…salmon lovers rejoice!!!

  11. I love salmon so this is right up my alley. This is such a cool recipe Lauren. You outdid yourself.

  12. It was so nice to meet you and to hang out at BlogHer! I must make this salmon, my family would LOVE it!

  13. This looks absolutely fantastic! Definitely just added it to my menu for next week!

  14. This is comfort food to me as well! That broth sounds fantastic! And It was so nice meeting you at BlogHer!!

  15. I love cooking with tea – great idea to use it as a broth here!

  16. Ok this is such a great idea! I love it!

  17. I would have grabbed that bowl of food from you from the word miso, but wow, everything about it looks phenomenal. I love the green tea broth and honestly, would just as willingly accept a bowl of rice with broth as have the fish on top of it.

  18. I can’t pin this fast enough! Love the idea of a tea broth – I wish I still lived with my housemate who wasn’t big on Italian or Mexican food (not sure how that is possible :) but loved simple Asian dishes like this one.

    • Lauren Keating says:

      I can take or leave Italian, but Mexican food is like air to me. I cannot survive without it!

  19. Salmon is my favorite fish to prepare. I can’t wait to try something new!

  20. Well this recipe is right up my alley—no right up my main street as you can probably guess. I did look at the mahi mahi—which I love that fish—-and the udon noodle recipe. I pinned those and this one. Very innovative and tasty. The mahi mahi with cherries was gorgeous looking too. Good photo.

    • Lauren Keating says:

      thanks so much! the cherries in the mahi mahi dish are amazing – they totally make it. something about cherries with sesame oil… I dream about them sometimes. ;)

  21. I feel like this dish is super fancy but also really easy to throw together. My hubs would love it!

    • Lauren Keating says:

      yeah, it’s definitely super easy to make. it’s perfect for those nights where you want to eat well but really don’t feel like cooking!

  22. What a great idea to use the tea in the broth! Sounds fantastic!

  23. Absolutely loooooove this recipe! Always looking for new things to do with salmon and love the miso and green tea additions here : )) Just included this in my weekly blog series where I share my favorite recipe finds of the week : ))

  24. If I hadn’t already made dinner, I would surely be making this. I love salmon and this sounds delicious!

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  25. I came so close to making something just like this! I just love the idea of green tea in a broth!

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