3-Ingredient Miso Tilapia

3-Ingredient Miso Tilapia

This amazing 3-ingredient miso tilapia is proof that cooking healthy is incredibly easy and appetizing!

One of the greatest things I love about living in Seattle is that I am surrounded by coffee lovers and there are coffee shops everywhere! I usually go to coffee shops for small meetings, to catch up with friends, or work on my blog and marketing projects. It’s really hard for me to turn down a piping hot cup of joe. Needless to say that I prefer hot coffee over iced coffee, even when it’s hot outside! I do not consider myself to be a coffee snob, but I just cringe whenever I’m standing in line behind someone who uses more than ten words to order their coffee! For example, “I would like an extra hot non-fat double mocha with 3 pumps white chocolate, 1 pump vanilla, and extra whip cream”. Yes, these people do exist! I really admire baristas and don’t think I can ever handle their job without feeling overwhelmed! Ha!

Anyway, enough rambling! This is how I like to set up my “work station” when I’m at a coffee shop. It’s really nothing fancy schmancy or out of the ordinary. I just need my laptop, Wi-Fi, and a cup of caffeine and I’m ready to work!

Yesterday afternoon (yes, I also drink coffee in the late afternoon) I ordered a cup of vanilla bean latte. I really like when the barista makes a pretty design on the foam. One time I had a barista design a spider web on the foam and I loved it! I’m telling you, it’s the little things in life that count!

I like how the menu at this particular coffee shop is written on a wall post in chalk. They also have a printed tea menu near the cash register but I liked how the coffee menu was displayed.

There was also a lot of artwork displayed on the walls. If I had enough space in my home, I would like to have my own painting studio. I think painting is so relaxing and I also admire other people’s artwork as well.

Anyway, let’s move onto my featured recipe for this post, a 3-ingredient miso tilapia! Yes, you read that correctly. These are the only 3 ingredients you need to create this delectable dish (with the exception of the tilapia, of course)! All you need are mirin, brown sugar, and miso paste!

3-Ingredient Miso Tilapia

Yield: 2

Serving Size: 1 fillet


2 tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons miso paste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)


  1. Combine miso paste, brown sugar, and mirin in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Place tilapia filets in a large Ziploc bag and transfer the mixed ingredients into the bag. Make sure the ingredients are coated on both sides of the filets. Refrigerate and let the tilapia marinade for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. When your oven is heated, place the tilapia on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for approximately 13 minutes. (Oven temperatures may vary). Serve with vegetables and rice or quinoa.

I hope you enjoy the simplicity of this recipe! I had my tilapia with a side of roasted veggies and quinoa (not pictured). Make sure you share this recipe with your friends because they will enjoy it too!
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