Once you’ve tasted these Teriyaki Salmon Noodles with homemade teriyaki sauce you’ll never eat store bought teriyaki sauce again.
Teriyaki and Salmon are a classic combo and one that is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. Now you can have it any night of the week, because I’ll show you just how easy it is to make our own teriyaki sauce using ingredients you’ll most likely already have in your pantry. Once you’ve had homemade teriyaki sauce I don’t think you’ll go back to store bought. You can whip this dinner up in just 20 minutes.
What is Teriyaki Salmon made of?
To make your own teriyaki sauce, simply mix water, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornflour, honey, finely grated garlic and ground ginger, and simmer for 5 minutes on low heat until thick. It’s that easy! You can also use garlic granules or fresh ginger if you want.
What goes well with Teriyaki salmon?
We’re serving our teriyaki salmon with soba noodles and fresh greens of broccolini, edamame and sugar snap peas, but you can serve it with any greens you have. Also don’t forget to sprinkle over some sesame seeds at the end.
How long should salmon be marinated?
This is our hack! No marinating required. Instead of marinating our salmon in the sauce, we’ll cook it up and then add the sauce to the salmon and the noodles after cooking. This way everything is covered in that delicious teriyaki sauce, and we don’t make a big mess trying to cook salmon that has sticky sauce all over it. The only thing we will do is sit the salmon in olive oil, salt and pepper and let it come to room temperature before we cook it.
Ingredients in Teriyaki Salmon Noodles
- Teriyaki sauce - garlic, soy sauce (or tamari), brown sugar, cornflour, honey, ground ginger, water.
- Noodles - I used soba noodles but you can use other noodles as you like.
- Greens - broccolini, sugar snap peas, edamame. You can use any other combination of crisp greens you like, including pak choi.
Just before you pour over your sauce give it a bit of a whisk to mix up any skin that has formed on the top of the sauce.
- Alternative proteins - You could cook chicken, firm white fish, pork or beef in place of salmon.
- Vegetarian - Use firm tofu or fried eggs in place of salmon.
- Dairy Free - This recipe is dairy free.
- Gluten Free - Swap soy sauce for tamari. Make sure you are using buckwheat soba noodles.
- Serve noodles plain.
- Serve green vegetables plain.
- Serve salmon flaked with sauce on the side.
You will need two saucepans, a stovetop, a deep frying pan.
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Teriyaki Salmon with Soba Noodles and Greens
- 2 Saucepans
- Deep frying pan
- 4 salmon fillets skin on
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 bunch broccolini
- 200 g sugar snap peas
- 1 cup edamame
- 2 cloves garlic
- 270 g soba noodles
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 2 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Salt and pepper
- Place a saucepan of water on to boil.
- Add salmon fillets to a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside at room temperature.4 salmon fillets, 1 teaspoon olive oil, Salt and pepper
- Trim broccolini and cut into thirds. Remove strings from sugar snap peas. Measure out edamame beans. Peel and finely grate garlic.1 bunch broccolini, 200 g sugar snap peas, 1 cup edamame, 2 cloves garlic
- Add soba noodles to the boiling water and cook for 4 minutes (or according to packet instructions), then drain. Mix through a few drops of olive oil so they don’t stick. Serve your child’s portion of plain noodles on their plate now.270 g soba noodles
- In a different saucepan combine water, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornflour, honey, garlic and ground ginger. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes or until thick. Take off the heat when done.2 cloves garlic, 1 cup water, ¼ cup soy sauce, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cornflour, 2 tablespoon honey, ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add salmon and cook for 1-2 minutes each side, until all four sides are cooked. Remove from the pan.
- Lower heat to medium and add broccolini, sugar snap peas and edamame to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes or until bright green. Serve your child’s portion of greens to their plate now.TIP: Some of the salmon fat may congeal on the vegetables and turn white at first - that’s fine, it’s flavour, keep cooking and it will dissolve.1 bunch broccolini, 200 g sugar snap peas, 1 cup edamame
- For kids, serve noodles, greens and flaked salmon, with teriyaki sauce on the side.For adults, add soba noodles to the pan and gently combine, then add salmon fillets and drizzle over as much teriyaki sauce as you want - you may have extra which you can store in the fridge. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve from the pan.2 tablespoon sesame seeds