What to Serve With Teriyaki Salmon?

Salmon is one of the most popular fish choices, with its tender yet the flaky texture and slightly sweet flavor. But, while salmon itself may be delicious enough to stand alone on your plate, why not take it up a notch and serve it with teriyaki sauce? 

You can serve teriyaki salmon with:

  • Rice. White, brown, jasmine, and sticky Japanese rice are the most popular.
  • Noodle. Some of the best noodles are ramen noodles, udon noodles, etc.
  • Steam veggies include broccoli, asparagus, mushroom, green beans, lemon cucumber salad, etc.
  • And many more.
What to Serve With Teriyaki Salmon?
Teriyaki salmon with rice and vegetables. Credit: canva

In this blog post, you’ll learn what sides work perfectly with teriyaki-glazed salmon and how to mix things up with creative dishes. So fire up those grills or preheat your ovens; it’s time for our exploration into foolproof side dishes for the perfect teriyaki salmon!

Side Dishes to Serve with Teriyaki Salmon

Here are some teriyaki salmon side dishes ideas:

teriyaki salmon with rice
Salmon with Rice. Credit: canva


There are a variety of rice types that goes well with the dish. White, brown, jasmine, and sticky Japanese rice are the most popular.

Brown rice is a healthy carb choice with teriyaki salmon and sushi rolls. Cauliflower rice is a healthier alternative to white rice. It tastes just like regular rice but without all of the carbohydrates.

Miso Soup

Miso soup is another great idea. It has a rich flavor that pairs perfectly with the dish!

Spicy Tuna Roll

Spicy tuna roll is a Japanese staple. It’s a popular snack food in Japan. It’s usually eaten with wasabi mayonnaise and pickled ginger.

Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is another classic Japanese dish. It’s often paired with fish or fried rice.

Shrimp Tempura

What to Serve With Teriyaki Salmon?
Japanese Bento sest, with teriyaki salmon, shrimp tempura, and rice. Credit: canva

Shrimp tempura is another popular Japanese dish. It’s typically deep-fried and served with dipping sauces.

Sushi Rolls

Sushi rolls are a traditional Japanese dish. They’re filled with sushi, rice, seafood, vegetables, and meat.

Fried Pork Cutlets

Fried pork cutlets are another classic Japanese dish. They’re usually served with miso soup.

Ramen Noodles

What to Serve With Teriyaki Salmon?
Teriyaki salmon with buckwheat noodles. Credit: canva

Ramen noodles are a quick and convenient way to satisfy your hunger. They come in different varieties, such as shoyu, tonkatsu, and miso ramen.

Udon Noodles

Udon noodles are long, thin wheat noodles. They’re commonly used for udon broth.

Beef Stew

Beef stew is another classic Japanese dish perfect for the winter months. It’s made with beef, carrots, potatoes, and onions.

Japanese Curry Sauce

The Japanese curry sauce is a flavorful condiment traditionally served with this dish.

Tofu Teriyaki

Tofu teriyaki is a simple yet delicious recipe that uses tofu’s natural flavors. It’s also easy to ensure you get enough protein during the week.

Vegetable Sides for Teriyaki Salmon

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Teriyaki salmon with Salad. Credit: canva

Here are vegetables to eat with the salmon dish:

Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus is excellent with the salmon dish. It is because the sweetness of the Asparagus balances out the salty flavor. You can grill your own or buy pre-cut spears at the grocery store.

Sautéed Mushrooms

Sautéing mushrooms adds a lot of flavor to this dish. They go well with the dish and rice. You can use canned ones instead if you don’t have fresh mushrooms.

Green Beans

What to Serve With Teriyaki Salmon?
Teriyaki salmon with green beans. Credit: canva

Green beans are another good side dish option. They add color and texture to the meal.

Steamed Broccoli

Steaming broccoli is one of my favorite ways to eat it. I like to steam it first, so as not to get mushy when I put it on top of the teriyaki.

Edamame and Sweet Potato Hash

What to Serve With Teriyaki Salmon?
Edamame. Credit: canva

This hash is delicious! Edamame and sweet potato are both low-carb veggies that go well together.

Lemon Cucumber Salad

Lemon cucumber salad is refreshing and light. It’s a great way to cleanse your palate after eating teriyaki fish.

Fruit Cocktail

A fruit cocktail is a fun and delicious way to end a meal. Add strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, oranges, bananas, apples, grapes, melon balls, etc.

Vegetable Tempura

Vegetable tempura is similar to shrimp tempura but uses vegetable toppings instead of seafood.

What Goes with Teriyaki Salmon: Wine Pairing

What to Serve With Teriyaki Salmon?
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The following wine pairings will help bring out the flavors of the dish. These wines are all from California:

Pinot Noir – Pinot noir is a versatile red wine with many foods. This particular example is from Napa Valley.

Chardonnay – Chardonnay is a white wine that pairs well with fish and Asian cuisine. This particular example comes from Santa Barbara County.

Cabernet Sauvignon – Cabernet Sauvignon is a hearty red wine that works well with spicy foods. This particular example comes straight from Napa Valley.

White Wine – White wine can be substituted if you don’t have any reds on hand. This particular example comes directly from France.

Chinese Red Wine – Red wine is best when it’s aged. This particular example comes right from Bordeaux.

Dry Sherry – Dry sherry is another option. This particular example comes directly from Spain.

What is Teriyaki Salmon?


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Teriyaki salmon is a delicious combination of sweet and salty tastes that may be enjoyed anytime.

This meal is one of the most popular Asian flavors dishes served as an appetizer, main course, or dessert. It’s also ideal for a company or weeknight meal because it’s simple to make ahead of time.

It is made by marinating raw salmon in a tangy teriyaki sauce made of soy sauce, sugar, mirin, sake, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, green onions, and other seasonings. The fish is then grilled until cooked through.

How many calories are in teriyaki salmon?

One fillet contains approximately 8g total carbs, 8g net carbs, 16g fat, 24g protein, and 280 calories.

How many calories are in teriyaki salmon and rice?

One serving contains 94g total carbs, 87g net carbs, 39g fat, 28g protein, and 820 calories.

How to Make Teriyaki Salmon?

How to Make Homemade Teriyaki Sauce?

What to Serve With Teriyaki Salmon?
Homemade teriyaki sauce. Credit: canva

Most people use the store-bought teriyaki sauce that is available in grocery stores. 

You might not know that making homemade teriyaki sauce is easy and quick. Here is the simple teriyaki sauce recipe.


  • Water
  • Soy sauce
  • Minced garlic clove or garlic powder
  • Ground ginger or fresh ginger
  • Packed brown sugar or granulated sugar
  • Honey
  • Cold water
  • Cornstarch
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Combine the water, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, and honey in a medium saucepan. Whisk to combine.
  2. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Meanwhile, sift together two cups of cold water and one cup of cornstarch in a small mixing bowl. Whisk the slurry into the boiling teriyaki sauce on the stove.
  4. Reduce the burner to medium-low, remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Let this cool before adding it to the salmon and veggies.

Pan-Fried Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

What to Serve With Teriyaki Salmon?
Pan-frying salmon. Credit: canva

This recipe is an easy version that is pan-fried to perfection and served with a homemade teriyaki sauce! Serve with rice and veggies to make it a meal!

  • Meal prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Serve: 4


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 salmon filets skinless
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon ginger minced
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce (or add a splash of water to regular soy sauce to reduce the saltiness)
  • ⅛ cup water
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (or white vinegar as a substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • green onions for garnish (optional)
  • sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. Mix the marinade ingredients of rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, 1/8 cup water, brown sugar, garlic powder, and ginger in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine the reserved marinade with half the olive oil in a large saucepan. Transfer salmon fillets to the ziplock bag and marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. In a large pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Sauté the salmon filets in three or four batches, avoiding overcrowding the pan. Cook and flip salmon on each side for 3-4 minutes; it should achieve the desired doneness.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the reserved marinade in the saucepan and bring it to a simmer.
  6. Add cornstarch and water to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture to the marinade and simmer until thickened.
  7. Drizzle the sauce over the salmon, and serve immediately with green onions. 
  8. Additional roasted veggies for side dishes are also great.

Baked Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

This recipe is an easy and healthy pan-baked recipe. The vegetables are a quick 30-minute meal with flavorful salmon, hearty vegetables, a healthy meal, and a tasty homemade teriyaki sauce.


  • Large-size salmon fillets (or 4 6-ounce salmon fillets)
  • 2 bell peppers (red or green)
  • 1/2 white or red onion
  • Fresh veggies: carrots & broccoli florets
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Teriyaki sauce


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. After that, brush a large or rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or butter and place the salmon in the center.
  3. Combine the vegetables and oil in a mixing dish and toss to coat thoroughly.
  4. Put the veggies on the prepared baking sheet around the salmon.
  5. Season the vegetables and salmon with salt and pepper before drizzling ⅔ of the sauce over them.
  6. Pop the whole thing in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the salmon is cooked.
  7. Still, every teriyaki recipe needs a side of rice. So while that bakes, cook your rice however you prefer.
  8. The salmon is done when flaky and delicate, and the vegetables can be easily pierced with a fork.
  9. Immediately drizzle the dish with the remaining sauce and serve right after taking it out of the oven.
  10. You can also save the dish for a last meal.


Here are several tips for cooking the dish.

Types of Salmon

Salmon bakes at different temperatures and baking times, depending on the type of salmon, the thickness of the salmon, and how hot you like your salmon.

Marinate the Salmon

Some recipes include marinating the fish before baking, while others drizzle the fish with the sauce. Again, it depends on your preference.

If you choose the marinating method, the tip is not to rinse your fish before baking.

Storing Baked Salmon

If you have any leftover salmon, it can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

Reheating Leftover Salmon

To reheat your leftover salmon, place it in a microwave-safe dish and heat it until warm. You could also heat it on the stovetop over medium heat.

Splatter Guard for Reheating

I highly recommend purchasing a low-cost plastic splatter guard (which may be found at almost any grocery store like Walmart, Target, etc.) when reheating.

You can use it whenever you’re reheating, especially for a dish like this, because it keeps your microwave clean.

It also serves as a steamer, retaining much of the food’s natural moisture.

Salmon Skin

You may cook salmon with skin-on or skinless salmon fillets. I prefer cooking salmon with the skin on, as it keeps it from drying.

However, some people prefer to remove the skin from cooked salmon.

When the fillet of salmon is ready, cut it into individual salmon slices (with the skin on) and put them on a plate.

As you eat it, the skin from salmon will come right off, and it is easy to avoid.


Does teriyaki go with salmon?

Yes! It works perfectly with salmon because it adds a sweet flavor that complements the savory taste of the fish.

What do the Japanese eat with salmon?

Salted salmon is often eaten as a side dish at Japanese breakfasts, along with grated daikon radish, rice, and miso soup.

It’s a beautiful dish but may also be packed in a bento box lunch.

Because the salmon is well seasoned, it can also be used as a stuffing for onigiri or as part of ochazuke (tea rice).

What kind of soup goes well with salmon?

Nothing beats a prepared salmon dish with a bowl of homemade miso soup and steamed rice for a hearty and nutritious dinner.

How much salmon do you need per person?

The typical healthy serving size of salmon is believed to be 3 to 4 ounces per person.

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What Seasoning Do You Put on Salmon?

Before cooking, I usually season my salmon with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. But some other popular seasonings to use on salmon include dill, rosemary, thyme, soy sauce, honey, and bbq sauce.

What Are Good Sides for Salmon?

There are a lot of good sides to salmon, and it depends on what you’re looking for.

  • A vegetable stir-fry or a salad would be great if you want something light and healthy.
  • Rice or quinoa with steamed vegetables would be good if you want something more hearty.
  • And if you’re in the mood for something decadent, mashed potatoes with butter and roasted Brussels, sprouts would be amazing.

The possibilities are endless!

What is the Best Vegetable to Serve with Salmon?

The best vegetable to serve with salmon is asparagus. Asparagus pairs well with the earthy flavor of the salmon and its buttery texture. Additionally, asparagus is a low-calorie vegetable that is high in nutrients, making it a healthy and delicious option for a side dish.

What Carb Goes with Salmon?

Well, there are a lot of different carbs that go well with salmon. You could do rice, potatoes, quinoa, pasta, or just a simple salad. It depends on what you’re in the mood for.

I love to pair salmon with quinoa and veggies. It’s a light and healthy meal that still feels satisfying.

But if you’re looking for something a little heartier, rice or potatoes would be a good choice.

What Alcohol Goes Well with Salmon?

If you’re looking for a specific pairing, I recommend Pinot Noir or a Chardonnay. If you want something to drink with your salmon, I recommend anything white and light – maybe even a Riesling.

But in general, salmon pairs well with lighter wines because of its delicate flavor. So whatever you choose, make sure it’s not too heavy!

How Long Do You Leave Salmon in the Oven?

The general rule of thumb is to cook salmon for 10 minutes per inch of thickness. So, if you have a 2-inch thick piece of salmon, you would cook it for 20 minutes in the oven. 

How Long Do You Cook Salmon for in the Oven at 350?

You can cook salmon at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Just make sure that the salmon is cooked all the way through before serving. Enjoy!

What Side Dishes Go with Teriyaki Chicken?

There are endless possibilities for side dishes paired with teriyaki chicken, but some of our favorites include steamed vegetables, brown rice, and edamame.

We also love pairing teriyaki chicken with mashed potatoes or fried rice if you want something more indulgent.

How Much Salmon Do You Need per Person?

This depends on how much salmon you want to eat! A single serving of salmon is around 3-4 ounces, so that you would need at least 8 ounces per person for a complete meal.

If you’re looking for a light snack or appetizer, 1-2 ounces of salmon per person should be plenty.

What Do You Serve with Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin?

I would serve teriyaki pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli for a main dish. For a side dish, I might serve rice pilaf or steamed asparagus. Either one of those would be an excellent choice to complement the pork.

What Can I Serve with Fried Fish?

You can serve fried fish with French fries, onion rings, or hushpuppies. You could also serve it with coleslaw or a salad.

What is a Good Side Dish to Serve with Cod?

There are so many delicious side dishes that go well with cod! I love serving cod with roasted vegetables like Brussels sprouts, carrots, and potatoes. Steamed green beans or a simple salad are also great options.

You could even pair cod with rice or quinoa for a heartier meal. No matter what you choose to serve with your cod, it’s sure to be a delicious and nutritious meal!

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