Teriyaki Salmon & Scallions
Filed Under: Fish & Seafood Japanese Recipes Meals for One or Two Recipes Step-by-Step Recipes Under 30 Minutes
This teriyaki salmon & scallions is a 20-minute meal that I made for my solo lunch after work. You may wonder why I cooked instead of takeaway after a tiring day, but precisely at times like this, home cooked food felt more comforting. The scallions were unplanned and turned out to be a great addition – I added frozen scallions to fill up the empty space in the pan. To my surprise, the teriyaki scallions were very tasty and a great complement for the salmon!
More Salmon Recipes:
- 15-Minute Salmon Ochazuke
- 15-Minute Salmon Nabe (Hot Pot)
- 10-minute Smoked Salmon Salad
- Salmon Avocado Cabbage Salad
- Salmon en Papillote (Salmon in Paper Parcel)
INGREDIENTS & PREPARATION
- Salmon & Sake – cut salmon fillets to small chunks. The great thing about this recipe is that the salmon need not be of a beautiful cut (hence cheaper) since they are going to be cut to chunks. Marinade the salmon in sake for 10 minutes in the fridge, then pat dry with kitchen paper towels before use.
- Corn Starch (flour) – lightly sprinkle corn flour on both sides of the salmon. This step reduces splatters when frying and also thickens the teriyaki sauce when simmering. You may substitute the corn starch with potato starch (more crisp) or just regular plain flour.
- Sallions (frozen okay!) – Cut scallions (white portion) to large diagonal sections. I used to have difficulty using up my purchased scallions, but I have since learned to freeze them. There is no need to defrost the scallions before cooking. So convenient!
- Teriyaki sauce – the base sauce was made with soy sauce, mirin and sake (similar to the teriyaki sauce I used for my teriyaki tofu).
Other Ingredients (not pictured):
- Olive oil & butter for frying the salmon.
Optional ingredients (but highly recommended for better flavour):
- Sliced dry chilli (optional) for added mild heat.
- Garlic and ginger (either in convenient paste tubes or minced) in the teriyaki sauce.
How to Cook Teriyaki Salmon & Scallions
- Fry prepared salmon in olive oil and butter until lightly browned on both sides.
- Push the cooked salmon to one side of the pan. Add prepared teriyaki sauce ingredients and mix well.
- Spread out the salmon and add scallions to fill up the space in the pan.
- Cover with lid and simmer for a few short minutes, flipping the salmon halfway during cooking.
- You can serve this simple teriyaki salmon & scallions dish straight from the pan…
- … or you can also plate the dish. I ate this with some purple rice.
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This is totally right up my alley! Teriyaki is like a magic sauce, which makes everything so tasty and flavourful.
I roast leeks with sake, soy sauce and sesame oil and they are delicious! I bet these teriyaki scallions have quite similar delicious outcome.