What to Serve with Teriyaki Salmon?

The main dish in this meal is teriyaki salmon. It’s a delicious, healthy, and simple dish that can be served with many different vegetables to create a great plate of food.

Here are what to serve with teriyaki salmon:

  • Rice. Some of the most popular ones are white rice, brown rice, jasmine rice, or sticky Japanese rice.
  • Noodle. Some of the best noodles for teriyaki salmon is ramen noodles, udon noodles, etc.
  • Steam veggies such as broccoli, asparagus, mushroom, green beans, lemon cucumber salad, etc.
  • And many more.

What are they? And how to prepare them? We’ll take a look at options that are both healthy and tasty so that you can enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal.

 Read on to find out!

What is Teriyaki Salmon?

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About

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

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?

Teriyaki Salmon (1 fillet) contains 8g total carbs, 8g net carbs, 16g fat, 24g protein, and 280 calories.

How many calories are in teriyaki salmon and rice?

Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl (1 serving) contains 94g total carbs, 87g net carbs, 39g fat, 28g protein, and 820 calories.

What to Serve with Teriyaki Salmon?

Here are some side dishes ideas for teriyaki salmon:

teriyaki salmon with rice

Rice

There are a variety of rice types that go well with teriyaki salmon. Some of the most popular ones are white rice, brown rice, jasmine rice, or sticky Japanese rice.

Brown rice is a healthy carb choice that goes well 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.

Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus is great with teriyaki salmon. It is because the sweetness of the Asparagus balances out the salty flavor of the teriyaki salmon. 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 teriyaki salmon and the rice. If you don’t have fresh mushrooms, you can use canned ones instead.

Green Beans

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

teriyaki salmon with vegetables

Steamed Broccoli

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

Edamame and Sweet Potato Hash

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

Lemon Cucumber Salad

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

Fruit Cocktail

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

Miso Soup

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

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 teriyaki salmon or fried rice.

Shrimp Tempura

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/or meat.

Vegetable Tempura

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

Fried Pork Cutlets

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

Ramen Noodles

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, onions, and other ingredients.

Japanese Curry Sauce

The Japanese curry sauce is a flavorful condiment traditionally served with teriyaki salmon dishes.

Tofu Teriyaki

Tofu teriyaki is a simple yet delicious recipe that takes advantage of tofu’s natural flavors. It’s also an easy way to ensure you’re getting enough protein during the week.

Wine Pairing for Teriyaki Salmon

The following wine pairings will help bring out the flavors of teriyaki salmon. 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.

How to Make Teriyaki Salmon?

How to Make Homemade Teriyaki Sauce?

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

What you might not know is that making your homemade teriyaki sauce is relatively easy and quick. Here is the simple teriyaki sauce recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  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, then remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle of sesame seeds.
  5. Let this cool before adding it to the salmon and veggies.

Pan-Fried Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

This recipe is an easy Teriyaki Salmon 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

Ingredients:

  • 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 for substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • green onions for garnish (optional)
  • sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the marinade ingredients of rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, 1/8 cup water, brown sugar, garlic powder, and ginger.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the reserved marinade with half olive oil. Transfer salmon fillets in 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, 3-4 minutes on each side, 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 salmon, and serve immediately with green onions on top. 
  8. Additional roasted veggies for side dishes are also great.

Baked Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. After that, brush a large baking sheet 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 salmon is cooked.
  7. Still, every teriyaki recipe needs a side of rice. So while that bakes, cook your rice however you prefer to cook it.
  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 later meal.

Tips

Types of Salmon

Salmon bakes at different temperatures and different baking time, depending on the type of salmon, the thickness of 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 tips for the best teriyaki salmon 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 warmed through. You could also heat it on the stovetop over medium heat.

Splatter Guard for Reheating

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

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

It also serves as a bit of 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 seems to keep from drying out.

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 is easy to avoid.

 FAQs

What do the Japanese eat with salmon?

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

It’s a wonderful dish to eat on its own, but it 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.