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Simple Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

By Rachel
January 9, 2023

These simple teriyaki salmon bowls are a quick, vibrant lunch or dinner idea. Tender salmon bites in a homemade teriyaki sauce. Served over a bed of steamed rice with an easy mango cucumber salsa. Not only are these bowls delicious, but they are filling and nutritious!

Simple Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

Highlights of this simple salmon recipe:

  • Bright and fresh
  • Customizable
  • Can be kept fresh for a few days
  • Perfect grain bowls for lunch or easy weeknight dinners
  • Homemade teriyaki sauce is quick and easy
  • Can stretch a salmon filet
Simple Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

Variations & serving ideas:

  • Skewer salmon, grill, and brush on sauce
  • Serve over quinoa or rice noodles
  • Substitute salsa for cucumber salad or pico
  • Serve with tortillas or nori wraps
  • Could substitute shrimp or chicken

Grocery store list & substituions:

  • Atlantic salmon filet (boneless, skin on or skinless)
  • Garlic powder
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Sesame oil
  • Soy sauce, or substitute coconut aminos or tamari
  • Fish sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Honey
  • Brown sugar
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Mangos
  • English cucumbers
  • Chili powder
  • Red bell peppers, or substitute yellow bell peppers or green bell peppers
  • Avocados
  • Limes
  • Cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Long grain white rice, or substitute quinoa or rice noodles

Garnish with fresh cilantro, avocados, limes, green onions, and extra sauce!

Tools I used for this teriyaki salmon recipe:

  • Shallow Bowls – Perfect for serving rice bowls.
  • Tongs  A must kitchen utensil, perfect for transferring the chicken.
  • USA Pan Half Sheet Pan – my go-to sheet pans, these are truly non-stick and clean up nicely.
Simple Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

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Salmon cooks until tender in a homemade teriyaki sauce, giving it a slightly crispy exterior.

Simple Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

Instructions for the simple teriyaki salmon bowls:

Rice:

  • In a large sauce pan combine the rice and water, stir well. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling cover and reduce heat to low. Cook on low for 30 minutes. Remove lid, and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.

Salmon:

  • In a small bowl combine the garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. Stir to combine. Heavily season the salmon chunks, set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in salmon in a single layer. Sauté on each side until the salmon easily releases from the pan, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the salmon is browned on both side, keeping the heat at medium-high, add in the soy sauce, fish sauce, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and sriracha. Stir to combine. Allow to simmer and thicken, 3-4 minutes. Once done, the salmon should be tender but cooked through and the sauce should be thick.

Mango cucumber salsa:

  • In a large bowl combine the diced mango, cucumber, red bell pepper, cilantro, green onions, salt, pepper, honey, chili powder, and lime. Stir to combine, adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Serve salmon over rice topped with mango cucumber salsa, sliced avocado, limes, cilantro, and green onion. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Notes:

*You can leave the skin on the salmon if desired, or take it off prior to cooking. 

Simple Teriyaki Salmon Bowls
Simple Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

Simple Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

5 from 1 vote
Tender salmon chunks in an easy teriyaki sauce served over rice with quick mango cucumber salsa
Servings 3 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • Avocados
  • Limes
  • Fresh cilantro or green onions, for garnish

For the salmon:

  • 1 lb. Atlantic salmon, cubed*
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Rice vinegar

For the mango cucumber salsa:

  • 2 large Mangos, peeled and diced
  • 1 large English cucumber, diced fine
  • 1 large Red bell pepper, diced fine
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Green onions, sliced fine
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lime juice and zest, to taste

For the rice:

  • 2 cups Long grain rice, dry, rinsed well
  • 4 cups Water

Instructions
 

For the rice:

  • In a large sauce pan combine the rice and water, stir well. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling cover and reduce heat to low. Cook on low for 30 minutes. Remove lid, and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.

For the salmon:

  • In a small bowl combine the garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. Stir to combine. Heavily season the salmon chunks, set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in salmon in a single layer. Sauté on each side until the salmon easily releases from the pan, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the salmon is browned on both side, keeping the heat at medium-high, add in the soy sauce, fish sauce, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and sriracha. Stir to combine. Allow to simmer and thicken, 3-4 minutes. Once done, the salmon should be tender but cooked through and the sauce should be thick.

For the mango cucumber salsa:

  • In a large bowl combine the diced mango, cucumber, red bell pepper, cilantro, green onions, salt, pepper, honey, chili powder, and lime. Stir to combine, adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Serve salmon over rice topped with mango cucumber salsa, sliced avocado, limes, cilantro, and green onion. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Notes

*You can leave the skin on the salmon if desired, or take it off prior to cooking. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 437kcalCarbohydrates: 97gProtein: 9gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.3mgSodium: 614mgPotassium: 471mgFiber: 5gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 2604IUVitamin C: 94mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 2mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 437kcal
Cost: $
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Keyword: Grain bowls, Rice Bowls, Salmon

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Simple Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

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