Easy Cheesecake Factory Miso Salmon Recipe {Copycat}

When it comes to salmon, there are a lot of different ways to prepare it. You can bake it, grill it, or even smoke it. But one of the most popular ways to enjoy salmon is by cooking it in a miso glaze.

The Cheesecake Factory is one of the most popular restaurants in the United States, and one of the reasons why is because of their delicious food. So, it’s no surprise that their miso salmon recipe is one of the most popular items on their menu.

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-follow recipe for miso salmon, then look no further than the Cheesecake Factory. Their miso salmon recipe is simple to follow, and it’s guaranteed to be a hit with your family and friends.

Cheesecake Factory Miso Salmon Recipe

In addition to being absolutely delicious, miso salmon is also incredibly healthy for you. Salmon is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their numerous health benefits. Some of the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids include reducing inflammation, improving heart health, and boosting brain function.

Not only is miso salmon delicious, but it’s also good for you. If you’re looking for a tasty and healthy way to prepare salmon, then look no further than this great and easy-to-make salmon recipe. 

Ingredients You Will Need

This recipe requires a few special ingredients like miso and good-quality fresh salmon, but these will only add to the exceptional flavor of the dish. See all ingredients you will need to make this.

Salmon Fillets – skin on. Make sure you purchase it from a quality source. 

Miso Paste

– Soy Sauce 

– Water – you will need it for the sauce and to cook the rice in. 

Brown Sugar

Butter – salted and divided.

Garlic Paste – crushed garlic will work as well. 

Ginger Paste

– Sake – white wine will do the trick as well. Make sure it is on the dry side. Sauvignon Blanc is a great option for this recipe. 

Heavy Whipping Cream 

– Jasmine rice

– Lime 


Step-by-Step Instructions 

This recipe might seem very involved and hard to make but it is so easy and comes together in less than an hour. Read the full recipe below in the recipe card. 

STEP 1: Cook The Rice. 

Start by preheating the broiler and making the rice. Mix the rice, water, and salt in a medium saucepan or a rice cooker. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.

Cover and cook until the rice has absorbed all the water. Turn the heat off and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Fluff it with a fork and cover again. Set aside until the salmon is cooked. 

STEP 2: Cook The Salmon.

To make the salmon, pat it dry and set it on a lightly oiled baking dish. In a mixing bowl combine the miso, hot water, and soy sauce.

Stir to combine and spread the miso paste all over it. Broil in the oven then take the salmon out and let it rest on a wooden board for a few minutes. 

Cook The Salmon

STEP 3: Make The Sauce.

Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic paste and stir to combine. Whisk in the sake and bring to a boil.

Once it starts boiling, add the rest of the butter piece by piece until it is all combined and the sauce is thickened. Whisk in a little lime juice and adjust the seasoning. 

Make The Sauce

Place some of the rice on a plate and top it with the salmon filet. Drizzle the butter sauce all over the salmon and rice. Serve immediately with a lime wedge on the side. 

Optional Modification/Substitutes 

You can use any type of fish for this recipe like tuna, halibut, or striped bass. The sauce can be made without the lime juice but it will be missing that zing. You can use sweet chili sauce instead of the butter sauce for a more Asian take on this dish.

To make this dish low carb, simply omit the rice and serve with sautéed broccoli or greens. What is your favorite way to eat salmon?

What to Serve with Miso Salmon

There are many delicious sides that go well with this salmon recipe. I like to serve it with a simple green salad or steamed vegetables. You could also serve it with a light soup or an Asian-style noodles dish. 

This recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal or a dinner party. It is healthy, flavorful, and easy to make. Enjoy it with a glass of wine or sake. 

Cheesecake Factory Miso Salmon and Rice

Other Options/ Versions of This Recipe?

If you are looking for other easy salmon recipes, then check out this post. I have included some of my favorite salmon recipes that are perfect for a weeknight meal. These recipes are all packed with flavor and are super easy to make.

Looking for an easy and healthy weeknight meal? This miso salmon recipe is perfect! It is healthy, flavorful, and easy to make. Plus, it only requires a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Best Storage Practices

This recipe can be made ahead of time. Simply prepare the salmon and rice according to the recipe instructions. Once the salmon is cooked, let it cool completely before storing it in the fridge. It will last up to a week in the fridge and up to three months in the freezer.

The rice can also be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to a week. When you are ready to eat, simply reheat the salmon and rice. As you can see, this recipe is very versatile.

You can easily make it ahead of time or you can substitute different ingredients to make it your own. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Other Tips & Tricks

When cooking the salmon, be sure to pat it dry before adding the miso paste. This will help the miso paste adhere to the salmon. If you are not a fan of fish, you can use chicken, pork, or beef in this recipe.

Simply substitute the salmon for your desired protein. The recipe can be made gluten-free by using a gluten-free soy sauce.

Cheesecake Factory Miso Salmon

Cheesecake Factory Miso Salmon

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

The Cheesecake Factory Miso Salmon is so famous for a reason. Tender and flaky salmon broiled with miso marinade and served over rice. Topped with the most delicious butter sauce! This recipe is not only extremely flavorful but it is also very easy to make at home. Enjoy this weeknight dinner in less than an hour. Guaranteedd everyone will love it.


  • 4 Salmon Fillets
  • 3 Tbsp Miso Paste
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 8 tbsp Butter (divided)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 cup Sake
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Cups Jasmine Rice
  • 4 Cups Water
  • Lime


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the miso, hot water, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Whisk to combine. Place the salmon in a lightly oiled baking dish and cover with the miso mixture.
  3. Broil for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set on a wooden board to rest.
  4. Meanwhile, melt 1 tbsp of the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic paste and stir to combine. Add the sake and bring to boil.
  5. Add the heavy cream and bring to boil one more time for about 2-3 minutes. The mixture will reduce in half.
  6. Whisk in the remaining butter piece by piece and once all is combined and the sauce thickened remove from the heat.
  7. Whisk in a little lime juice and adjust the salt.
  8. In a different saucepan combine the rice and water. Season with salt and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
  9. Remove from the heat and let it sit covered for about 10 minutes. After that fluff the rice with a fork and transfer it to a plate.
  10. Place the salmon on top and drizzle with the butter sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 998Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 1605mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 56g
Skip to Recipe