Sheet Pan Maple Miso Glazed Salmon & Broccoli is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe for two! Plus, this broiled salmon recipe is ready in minutes!
Sheet pan dinners are one of my favorite ways to conquer the weeknight dinner dilemma. To take this from basic baked salmon, I did two things. One, I made this simple, slightly sweet but super savory maple miso glaze. And two, I broiled it!Sheet Pan Maple Miso Salmon & Broccoli in just 15 minutes! #easyrecipes
Making maple miso glaze
So let’s get right to it. I used white miso paste, fresh ginger, rice vinegar, and maple syrup to make the maple miso glaze. You can also use red miso if that’s what you have in the fridge. Because the miso is high in sodium, you won’t need any added salt in the recipe.
Whisk it all together and your prep is almost done. If your miso has been refrigerated, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes for easier whisking.
Spread the broccoli florets onto a sheet pan and toss with sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Spoon the glaze over the salmon. And pop that dinner into a preheated broiler.
And… 7-8 minutes later, dinner is done!
How to broil salmon
For this one, I suggest broiling the salmon. It will help the fish to develop a lovely crust and flavor. This method also helps the salmon to cook quickly.
The key is making the best broiled salmon is to cut the salmon into even pieces. This will help the salmon to cook evenly – so that it’s all moist and delicious and not overcooked. I buy the “barbeque cuts” at Trader Joe’s or ask the person at the seafood counter to slice the fillet for me. You can of course slice your own.
Broiling works well with sauces that have somethings sweet like maple syrup or brown sugar. But that can also lead to a sticky, stuck-on mess. So consider lining the pan.
TIP: You might want to line the pan with foil if your pan is prone to sticking. Do not use parchment in the broiler.
Tips for sheet pan dinner clean up
Sheet pan dinners are super convenient but I always have this nagging voice telling me how much of a pain the pan will be to clean. Well. Not (always) true.
Get a good non-stick pan or use parchment paper when you won’t be broiling the meal. Though the burned on sauce looks like a mess, I gave my pan a quick soak and it all came right off.
Here’s another look…
Be sure to try this recipe and let me know what you think.
OK. Here’s my quick and easy recipe for Maple Miso Glazed Salmon & Broccoli!
Sheet Pan Maple Miso Salmon and Broccoli
- ½ pound fresh salmon
- 1 tablespoon white miso paste
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
- 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 1 ½ tablespoon sesame oil
- coarse salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the broiler - set on high. Slice salmon into two equal portions, pat dry, and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk the miso paste, maple syrup, water, vinegar, ginger and optional red pepper flakes until smooth.
- Spread broccoli onto a sheet pan in a single layer. Drizzle with sesame oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to coat.
- Add salmon fillets. Spoon or brush the glaze on top of the fillets. Broil on high 7-8 minutes. Serve.