One of my family’s favorite meals is teriyaki salmon with rice and veggies. There is even a song “I Want A Salmon” and a special dance that my children will perform. I love how versatile this dish can be with spices and even a different sauce. With different needs in my family (no carb diets, finicky eaters, etc.) this dish has been able to satisfy all of them. Enjoy!
- Salmon Filet (we use about a pound to a pound and a half, and it feeds 4-7)
- 2 Tablespoons Butter or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon of Dill (optional,you can also use Old Bay seasoning or smoked paprika)
- Juice of ½ a medium size lemon
- 2 to 3 slices of ginger then chop into strips
- 1 to 3 Tablespoons of White wine (which I usually use but had none on hand so used Shaoxing Rice Wine)
For the sauce:
- 1 cup Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce
- 3 – 5 thin slices of ginger
- 1 medium size onion sliced
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup of water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small sauce pan, put in your slices of ginger, onion, teriyaki sauce, and water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, simmer until onions are caramelized.
Place foil on baking sheet and fold sides up so liquid stays within the foil. Place the salmon filet on top of the foil. Add your seasonings, slices of butter or oil, ginger strips, then lemon juice and white wine. Cook for 9 to 15 minutes until it reaches the desired doneness.
We love our salmon served with rice and edamame or roasted/sautéed veggies of the season. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, the salmon is wonderful in a salad and lunch for school. If you’re a fan of some heat, make rice balls. Then flake the salmon meat, mix with Shichimi Togarashi (Chili Pepper) and some teriyaki sauce. Place it over the rice balls and top with more teriyaki sauce. It will definitely make you crave more!
Cheryl is a food aficionado. Raised by a family of chefs and amazing cooks and bakers, it is no wonder Cheryl has such an appreciation of food. Between family and friends, so many special memories and traditions were made around food. She enjoys learning new flavors and trying new restaurants. Thanks to past strong and specific pregnancy cravings with her last baby, her passion hit a new level. Her favorite thing to do when the kids are asleep, is to look up new restaurants and peruse the menu as well as looking up many new recipes to try (oh that Pinterest and Facebook feed!). Cooking and baking are her meditation and art. She shares her love of food with her kiddos and hopes to create lasting memories and traditions for them.