Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

So I have continued my goal to cook and eat more fish by trying my hand at cooking salmon. It turned out really well! Except that salmon is an awfully fishy fish - I think I like white fish better. Not to mention that the salmon steaks have lots of little bones in them! I will get some sort of fillet next time. I have to try salmon at least one more time because I have a recipe for rhubarb salmon. For now though, this sweet and salty recipe is a keeper even if salmon is not my favourite type of fish. Although I'm not sure that I should really be jumping on the fish bandwagon, seeing as I know how ecologically unstable a lot of fish populations are these days, what with our indiscriminate overfishing and all. You can get your omega from other sources. But then again, it's there in the supermarket anyway - somebody needs to eat it, right?

Teriyaki Salmon
Based on this recipe for Teriyaki Salmon with Spicy Noodles

2 salmon steaks or fillets
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin
1/2 teaspoon crushed ginger
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Mix together the soy sauce, mirin, ginger and sugar. Turn on the oven grill/broiler to about 200 degrees celsius. Place the salmon on grilling rack and brush with the soy sauce glaze.

Then place the fish beneath the grill and keep an eye on it. After about 5 minutes, brush with more glaze.

After another 5 minutes, turn the fish over and brush with more of the glaze. Let it cook, glazing once more, until it is done (depends on the thickness of course, I read that it should cook for 10 minutes per inch thickness, but I found it took 20 minutes to look right).

Serve the salmon with spicy noodles or rice and perhaps a side of vegetables!


  1. This sounds good. Salmon is one of our favorites as fish goes so I will have to try this!

  2. Hi Jaimie,
    This is a great recipe for Salmon that we will really enjoy. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thanks for linking in to Food on Friday. Have a super weekend.

  4. I can do this. I have been wondering if I should be brave and do the salmon in filet like this, I am so glad to see your recipe. I will definitely try now. Woohoo!


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