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Miso butter glazed salmon steamed on a bed of sweet vegetables.

Miso Butter Salmon

With tender steamed salmon and veggies blanketed in rich, savory miso butter sauce, Miso Butter Salmon, or Chan Chan Yaki, is an easy Japanese comfort food hailing from the northern region of Ishikari.
Course Entree
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword cabbage, miso, salmon, steamed
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Fish
Diet Low-Carb, Pescatarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 487kcal


For Miso Butter

  • ¼ cup miso (65 grams)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons cultured unsalted butter (36 grams, softened)
  • 1 tablespoon evaporated cane sugar (10 grams)

For Miso Butter Salmon

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 250 grams cabbage (cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 100 grams onion (cut into thin wedges)
  • 100 grams carrots (cut into 1/10-inch thick slices)
  • 100 grams enoki (growing medium trimmed off)
  • ¼ cup sake
  • 450 grams salmon filet
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 scallions (chopped)


  • Whisk the miso, butter, and sugar together in a small bowl until it's uniform in color, and set aside.
    Mixing miso and butter together in a glass bowl.
  • Spread the miso butter onto the top surface of the salmon in an even layer. Depending on the saltiness of your miso, you may not need all of the miso butter.
    Spreading miso butter on a piece of salmon.
  • Add the vegetable oil to a frying pan and sauté the cabbage, onion, carrots, and enoki until they're wilted.
    Sauteed cabbage, carrots, onions and enoki mushrooms.
  • Flatten out the vegetables and place the salmon on top of them.
    Miso Butter coated salmon on a bed of vegetables.
  • Pour the sake around the salmon and immediately cover the pan with a lid. Turn down the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and set the timer for 8-10 minutes (the exact time depends on your salmon's thickness).
    Miso Butter Salmon, or Chan Chan Yaki steaming.
  • Garnish the Miso Butter Salmon with black pepper and scallions and serve with rice.
    Garnishing Chan Chan Yaki with scallions and black pepper.



Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1046mg | Potassium: 1230mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 6102IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3mg