A metal tray topped with skewers pierced with chunks of salmon with spring onions and lime

Umeboshi salmon skewers

  • serves 2
  • Easy

The savoury miso and aromatic sesame oil in these salmon skewers bring out the moreish tartness of umeboshi paste – serve with steamed rice for a light dinner

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What is umeboshi paste?

Umeboshi paste is a salty-sour ingredient traditionally made in Japan using fine plums that are slowly preserved in sea salt.

How to use umeboshi paste?

It has an intense, concentrated tanginess that adds a fruity flavour hit to sushi, dressings and marinades.

Where to find umeboshi paste?

Find it online at souschef.co.uk.




  • brown or red miso 2 tsp
  • umeboshi paste 2 tsp
  • garlic 1 large clove, minced
  • ginger 1 tsp, grated
  • soft light brown sugar 2 tsp
  • toasted sesame oil 1 tsp
  • vegetable oil 2 tbsp
  • salmon fillets 300g, cut into 2cm cubes
  • spring onions 2, sliced into short strips
  • lime 1, thinly sliced
  • sesame seeds to garnish
  • cooked rice to serve


  • Step 1

    Soak four wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Whisk together the miso, umeboshi, garlic, ginger, sugar, sesame oil and vegetable oil. Brush this over the salmon pieces and marinate for 25-30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat the grill to high. Thread the marinated salmon onto the wooden skewers, alternating these with the spring onions and lime slices.

  • Step 3

    Put the skewers on a baking sheet and grill for 2 minutes on each side. Brush with a little more of the marinade, then put under the grill for a final 2 minutes until the salmon is cooked through and the glaze is just scorched on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with rice.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 463
  • Fat 32.8g
  • Saturates 4.7g
  • Carbs 8.4g
  • Sugars 4.8g
  • Fibre 1.3g
  • Protein 32.7g
  • Salt 1.6g