Salmon Teriyaki Recipe

Salmon Teriyaki Recipe

It’s not often that you meet soul mates or life-long family friends. We (and I mean every one of us in the Steamy Kitchen family, including Coco) feel extremely lucky to count Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple as part of our family.

Salmon Teriyaki Recipe


I think that was 4 years ago when I first saw their post on Tofu Fries, but honestly, time is all jumbled up since that darn internet/social media/blogging world sped up time. OMGGGGG- I just checked the link and it’s been almost 6 years now. Hot damn.

Salmon Teriyaki Recipe

Diane and Todd have supported us through countless videos, trips, Food Blog Forums, long texts, phone calls and virtual hugs. They are just the most generous, love-with-open-arms people that we know. My kids lovingly call them “Auntie Diane” and “Uncle Todd.”

Finally, it’s our turn to introduce to you their very first cookbook, Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by our Garden.

Salmon Teriyaki Recipe

Well, it’s more than just a cookbook. The book is a peek into their bountiful life and surroundings with gorgeous photography of vegetables, fruit, herbs….and of course recipes. I hope you have a chance look through a copy of their book. Psst….here’s an article from LA Times Food Section on how they transformed their mess of a backyard into a bountiful oasis.

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Bountiful cookbook by Todd Porter and Diane Cu

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I’ve made their super-simple Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce and paired with fresh salmon. It’s a 16-minute recipe. You’ll love the updated freshness of Japanese teriyaki sauce. This Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce goes with evvvverything. Not only is the sauce “no-cook” but it all comes together simply in a blender. Use the sauce to drizzle on roasted or steamed veggies; as a marinade for pork, chicken or seafood, as a simmer sauce (like this recipe) or just toss with cooked noodles.

Salmon Teriyaki Recipe

Salmon Teriyaki Recipe Video


Salmon Teriyaki

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes
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2 cups fresh pineapple, divided
1 knob fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
sprig of fresh mint or basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 salmon filets (about 4-6 oz each)


For the Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce: In a blender, add just 1 cup of the pineapple, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and puree until smooth.

Dice the remaining pineapple. Mince the fresh mint or basil. Combine these two ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat a large sauté or frying pan over medium high heat and swirl in the olive oil. When hot, add the salmon filets.

Cook each side of the salmon for approximately 2-3 minutes or until there is a nice crust but the inside is still just barely raw. Pour in the teriyaki sauce to the pan and simmer for one minute, spooning the hot mixture all over the salmon. Top with the fresh diced pineapple and mint. Serve immediately.

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Comments 22

  1. Sherine

    i didnt have pineapple so I used half the amount of frozen mangoes and it turns out really well too. i drizzle over fried chicken and bf and I loveddd it!! thanks so much for the idea <3

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  3. Kat Langdon

    I just made this tonight! It was so easy and really impressive. Plus it used a lot of the stuff we already had in our kitchen! I used canned pineapple and didn’t miss the fresh ($$$). We spent our money on two good pieces of salmon and it was easily the best meal we’ve had all week. Going to use the remaining sauce on some tofu this week 🙂

  4. Chris

    They are so well known and held in such high regard in the food blogging world that my first thought was, “How in the **** is this their first cookbook? Is this a backdated post from 2008?”

    Pinned this to make for Trevor, the lover of all things salmon and pineapple.

  5. Shelly

    My girlfriend has sent me some of her favorite food blogs. I’m recuperating from knee surgery and am off my feet. Her favorites include your and also one called “Cooking With Mr. C.” I just Liked him on Facebook so I can get daily recipes. Your blog looks sensational. I look forward to your posts. Shelly

    P.S. Salmon looks incredible.

  6. Nina

    I made this tonight and husband said, “I WAS CRITICAL BUT THAT WAS A WOW!” Thank You, Jaden for sharing this incredible recipe. God bless x

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  8. David

    Made this tonight and it’s amazing! Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Jaden!

  9. Jamie

    Wow! This recipe looks delicious. I was thinking of trying this sous vide version (, but I’m wondering how it will be if I change out their teriyaki sauce for yours! I’m really excited to try it!

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      Jamie – I love my sous vide machine! We use it every week, mostly for steak and chicken. I’ll definitely give salmon a go with it!

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