My children will try anything once. Sometimes it takes some cajoling and when they were very young and we wanted to set expectations, we had to send at least one child to his room without eating until he was ready to come back and eat what I had made for dinner. Kai did not last long in his room before he returned to the table with a smile and eager to eat what was in front of him. All their young lives, I made one thing for dinner and everyone was expected to eat it. Now I do things differently but I have a lot more time on my hands then the years I had 3 toddlers within 5 years of age.
I am not the type to insist everyone clean their plate. It makes me happy if they do but I never insist, especially, if I agree that the food on my plate is not all that great. If I don’t like the way it looks or smells, I cannot possibly force them to eat it. The first time I made this teriyaki salmon, it was a huge hit with the entire family and is now the favorite and most often asked for dinner. When my kids think of home I think a plate of teriyaki salmon may be the first picture that pops into their minds. It’s really that good!
I make my own teriyaki sauce for this dish and it may turn you off at first because teriyaki sauce is readily available. I think this sauce beats anything you find on the shelf. Give it a try and baste the salmon with your homemade sauce and it will become your family favorite too! I prefer to use Yamasa Soy Sauce over the brand most commonly seen in restaurants and stores. I believe it has a more balanced flavor although it is more difficult to find. See links below for organic or low sodium varieties of Yamasa Soy Sauce. I’ve tried them all and highly recommend it to you
The key to this recipe is very fresh salmon. I find the fish at the grocery stores that cater to the Asian population tends to have a greater variety and be more fresh than what I find at the American chain groceries. Bear in mind that at Asian markets the fillets usually come with the skin on which is edible but just be sure it has been scaled. The skin can be eaten, and many find it a bonus but its not for everybody. Don’t let it go to waste though, I bet your dog will love it!
Teriyaki Salmon Recipe
- November 7, 2018
- 20 min
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- 1lb Salmon Filet skin may remain or be removed
- 2T soy sauce
- 2Tb white miso paste
- 2Tb water
- 1/4 C brown sugar
- Step 1
- Assemble sauce ingredients and whisk together til fully combined.
- Step 2
- Cover broiling pan with aluminum foil then spray with oil
- Step 3
- Slice salmon filet into1-1 1/2 ‘ portions and place onto prepared pan. Be sure to provide enough space between slices to baste evenly.
- Step 4
- Turn broiler to high
- Step 5
- Brush salmon with prepared sauce on all sides
- Step 6
- Broil salmon for 5 minutes
- Step 7
- Baste with sauce
- Step 8
- Return to broiler for another 5 minutes
- Step 9
- Baste with sauce
- Step 10
- Repeat depending on thickness of fish and your taste. Sauce will get bubbly and well browned and may even set your fire alarm off!
- Step 11
- Fish takes about 15- 20 minutes depending on your preference for doneness