Tonkatsu Glazed Salmon with Creamy Miso Slaw

Adding to my repertoire of super easy salmon recipes, this tonkatsu glazed salmon with creamy miso slaw exceeds all my expectations for a weeknight meal: ready in about 20 minutes, healthy but still fun (enter: mayo), and uses the absolute minimum number of dishes.


  • For 4 filets of salmon, this recipe makes enough slaw for a smaller side and I would recommend serving some rice as well. For more of a “slaw as salad” vibe, make 2-3 salmon filets.

Tonkatsu Glazed Salmon with Creamy Miso Slaw

Recipe by Molly MossCourse: MainCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Easy


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Easy tonkatsu glazed salmon pairs perfectly with a creamy slaw laden with miso, furikake, and sesame oil.


  • For the creamy miso slaw
  • 5 cups shredded savoy or green cabbage

  • 1 tbsp miso paste

  • 1 cup shredded carrots

  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 3 tbsp mayo (kewpie if you have it)

  • 1-2 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 1-2 tbsp furikake seasoning

  • Chili flakes to taste

  • For the salmon
  • 4 6 oz fillets salmon

  • 4 tsp tonkatsu sauce, plus more for topping. Store bought, or recipe below.

  • Tonkatsu Sauce (adapted from Serious Eats)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1/2 tablespoon mirin

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 475.
  • Mix together all of the tonkatsu sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the slaw. Start with 1 tbsp of rice vinegar. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more vinegar, salt, chili, or mayo to taste.
  • Place the salmon filets on a parchment lined baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Top each filet with about 1 tsp of tonkatsu sauce and use your hands to spread the sauce evenly.
  • Bake for about 9-10 minutes, then broil for an additional 1-3 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • Serve the salmon with lemon wedges on top of the slaw. Optional: drizzle with more tonkatsu sauce to finish.