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When it comes to healthy and delicious meals, my pan-fried salmon teriyaki bowl is hard to beat! This easy-to-make dish is packed with nutrients, is full of flavor, and will be on the table in under 30 minutes! It’s the perfect dinner recipe.
Pan Fried Salmon Teriyaki Bowl
Whether you love salmon or you’re just looking to switch up your routine, this easy pan fried salmon teriyaki recipe will fast become a favorite. It’s a bowl of REAL FOOD goodness that you can feel good about eating without sacrificing flavor. So if you’re looking for a nutritious yet delicious dish to put into your dinner rotation, this is the way to go!
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This Teriyaki Salmon Bowl is…
A perfect balance of sweet and savory
Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids
Great if you’re trying to eat more fish or get more protein into your diet
When you’re next at the grocery store, here are the real food ingredients you’ll need to make this pan fried salmon teriyaki bowl:
- Salmon: The main ingredient in this dish is, of course, salmon. I recommend using fresh skinless salmon fillets, then slicing them into bite-sized chunks. You’ll want the pieces to be quite large so they are less likely to fall apart in the pan.
- Ginger: I love the flavor that fresh ginger adds to this dish, but you could also use ground ginger if that’s what you have on hand.
- Garlic Cloves: Fresh garlic adds a savory depth of flavor and also helps to create a delicious balance between sweet and savory. But garlic powder could be used in a pinch.
- Coconut Aminos: A gluten-free, soy-free substitute for soy sauce that adds a surprisingly sweet and unique dimension of flavor. However, if you don’t have coconut aminos on hand, you can use regular soy sauce or tamari.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: A slightly sweeter vinegar than most, which pairs well with the sweetness of the teriyaki sauce. White wine vinegar or rice vinegar would also work well.
- Honey: Traditional teriyaki tends to be high in sugar, whereas this recipe leans on a little honey to add a touch of sweetness and help balance out the flavors. However, you could use maple syrup or agave syrup if you prefer.
- Natural Sweet Chili Sauce: My ‘get flavor quick’ ingredient! It ensures making your own teriyaki sauce is worthwhile without spending hours in the kitchen. I’m using Dr. Will’s Natural Sweet Chilli Sauce, naturally sweetened with dates – but use whatever brand you have available near you.
- Vegetables: This bowl loads up on tomatoes and edamame beans for extra nutrients and tons of flavor. However, feel free to use any vegetables you like or have on hand. Red bell peppers and green beans are also a great combo.
- Camargue Rice: A very filling red rice with a nutty flavor – but you could substitute another grain or use quinoa, bulgur wheat, or cauliflower rice.
- Toppings (Optional Extras): Before digging in, garnish your bowl with any additional toppings you like – my favorites include cilantro (fresh coriander), scallions (spring onions), toasted sesame seeds, and finely chopped red chili.
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Step-By-Step Recipe Instructions
This pan-fried teriyaki salmon recipe is SO easy to throw together – here’s what you need to do:
- Cook Rice
Firstly, add the rice to a medium saucepan, and cook as per the package instructions.
- Teriyaki Sauce
Meanwhile, mix the teriyaki sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Marinate Salmon
Then, add the salmon chunks to the teriyaki sauce and marinate for 15 minutes.
- Cook Salmon
Put a skillet over a medium heat, and then add the salmon and teriyaki sauce. Cook the salmon chunks on one side for 2 1/2 minutes, then gently flip them over to the opposite side, and cook for a further 2 1/2 minutes.
- To Serve
And finally, scoop the rice into a bowl and top with salmon, cherry tomatoes, and edamame beans. And because it’s absolutely worth it, take the flavor up a notch with some cilantro (fresh coriander), scallions (spring onions), toasted sesame seeds, and finely chopped red chili.
Use fresh salmon.
Use a fresh salmon fillet for the best flavor and texture – frozen salmon will work in a pinch, but unfortunately, it won’t taste quite as good.
Avoid overcooking the salmon.
When cooking the salmon, please don’t overdo it. You want the fish to be cooked through, but you don’t want it to be dry or overcooked
What are the Potential Health Benefits of Salmon?
Salmon is an undeniably healthy fish packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and various vitamins and minerals. Here are just some of the health benefits:
1Salmon May Support Heart Health
2Salmon May Aid in Weight Loss
Also, salmon is an excellent protein source that helps promote feelings of fullness after meals and can aid weight loss efforts. 
3Salmon May be Beneficial for Bone Health
Furthermore, salmon is one of the few dietary sources of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Therefore, vitamin D is vital for promoting good bone health. 
More Topping Ideas
- Spicy Mango Salsa – for a fruity zing.
- Pickled Red Onions – for bite and crunch.
Frequently Asked Questions
More Dinner Ideas
If you’re looking for some more delicious dinner recipes, I’ve got you. Here are some of my favorites:
- Chicken and Spinach Curry (Palak Chicken)
- One-Pot Chicken and Chorizo Savory Rice
- Ground Beef and Zucchini Pasta Casserole
- Spiced Lamb Lettuce Wraps
- Chipotle Fish Pie
Detailed Recipe Instructions
Pan Fried Salmon Teriyaki Bowl
- Small Bowl
- Saucepan (Medium)
- Large Skillet
- Wooden Spoon or Spatula
- ⅓ cup (70 g) Camargue rice (red rice) or your favorite rice
- 1 skinless salmon fillet
- ¾ cup (75 g) cherry tomatoes halved
- ½ cup (80 g) edamame beans fresh or frozen and thawed
- ¼ cup (60 ml) coconut aminos or tamari sauce, or low sodium Japanese soy sauce
- 2 tbsp natural sweet chili sauce I use Dr. Will's Natural Sweet Chilli Sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp finely grated ginger
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- cilantro (fresh coriander) leaves
- scallions (spring onions)
- toasted sesame seeds
- finely chopped red chili
- Prepare: Gather and prepare your ingredients.
- Cook Rice: Add the rice to a medium saucepan, and cook as per the package instructions ~ usually about 25 minutes.
- Teriyaki Sauce: Meanwhile, mix the teriyaki sauce ingredients (coconut aminos, sweet chili sauce, honey, apple cider vinegar, ginger, and garlic) together in a small bowl. This is your teriyaki sauce. Add the salmon chunks and marinate for 15 minutes (but no more than 30 minutes).
- Pan-Fry Salmon: Put a skillet or large frying pan on a medium-high heat. Then, add the salmon and teriyaki sauce to the hot pan. The sauce will start to thicken into a glaze as soon as it hits the heat. Cook the salmon chunks on one side for 2 1/2 minutes, then gently flip them over to the opposite side, and cook for a further 2 1/2 minutes. Tip: If your teriyaki sauce thickens too quickly, lower to a medium-heat and add a teaspoon of water.
- To Serve: Add the rice into a serving bowl and top with the teriyaki glazed salmon, cherry tomatoes, and edamame beans. If you’d like, take the flavor up a notch with some cilantro (fresh coriander), scallions (spring onions), toasted sesame seeds, and finely chopped red chili. To finish things off, drizzle with the remaining teriyaki glaze from the skillet.
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