Teriyaki salmon

Try something new with Salmon Teriyaki, kids will love the taste.

Salmon is a fish that I like but did not love until I began to eat it in this style. I also discovered that children absolutely love this dish as the marinade provides an almost sweet and sticky coating which they find irresistible. The best thing about it, is that all the family can eat it without it feeling like just another kid-friendly meal. It both smells and tasted delicious and it is fantastic re-heated the next day. If anything, the flavours improve with an extra night in the fridge.

So make this recipe and feed your family. Enjoy having something you may not have tried before!

Teriyaki Salmon

  • Prep:10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10/12 minutes
  • You will need: baking tray, small pan, shallow dish
  • Serves 1 family

1 packet of skinned salmon fillets (approx. 600g)
3 tbsp. dry sherry
3 tbsp. mirin
3 tbsp. Japanese soy sauce ( shoyu )
1 ½ tbsp. sugar
Handful of sesame seeds


  1. To make the marinade, place the sherry, mirin, soy and sugar on a small pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until it turns syrupy and reduces down in volume. Let it cool.
  2. Chop the salmon into cubes and place in a shallow dish. Add the cooled marinade and leave to stand for 10/20 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and roast the salmon cubes for 10/12 minutes.
  4. While the salmon is cooling down, toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan until golden.
  5. Scatter over the salmon and over your chosen accompaniments.

This dish goes very well with plain rice either, basmati or Thai jasmine. It’s also good with a helping of broccoli, French beans or stir fried Pak choi.

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