This salmon dish originates in Hokkaido, the northern most island of Japan, where wild salmon are local. The salmon fillet and vegetables are cooked together in a fry pan and miso sauce is added. This is a dynamic and easy one-pan dish that is so delightful on the palate and guaranteed to please everyone. This salmon miso dish is called ‘Chan Chan Yaki’ in Japanese.


2 pieces of salmon fillets (skinned and boned)

3-4 leaves cabbage – shredded

½ small onion thinly sliced

1/4 capsicums (I used red and yellow)

Miso sauce

3 tablespoons miso

2 tablespoons sake or dry white wine

2 teaspoon sugar

1 clove garlic grated

Vegetable oil (optional)

Butter (Optional)

 How to make Chan Chan Yaki (Salmon with Miso Sauce)

  1. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot place salmon.(heat oil before adding salmon if you are using)
  2. When one side of salmon become golden turn them over. Place cabbage, onion and capsicum around the salmon and put a lid on.
  3. Continue to cook for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Mix ingredients of Miso sauce.
  5. When the vegetables are cooked, pour miso sauce and continue to cook for further few minutes,
  6. Place a small cubes of butter on top to serve.

chan chan yaki 1       chan chan yaki 2


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