My little boy has started to eat salmon and I have been going hog wild with salmon recipes lately. We all know that salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which is essential for cognitive development in young children.
Now that little G started pre-school, I wanted to make sure that he gets enough nutrients for his brain development. While many parents rely on omega-3 supplement pills for their children, I believe that everything that comes naturally is the best.
However, little G is partial to teriyaki sauce and he loves chicken teriyaki, and so I made this salmon with an appetizing orange teriyaki glaze. Bingo, he is hooked.
A few years ago, I developed my teriyaki salmon recipe for my client that calls for special sauces. This recipe is very accessible, using only a few simple ingredients that you can get easily from supermarkets.
The orange teriyaki sauce is my new favorite because it has a faint citrusy and tangy taste from the orange juice, which helps to remove the potential fishy smell from salmon.
Not only the kid enjoy the meal, we also loved the dish. The sweetest thing about this recipe is that there will be some leftover of the orange teriyaki sauce which you can store in the fridge.
For the next meal, you can just pan-fried or seared some chicken thighs or chicken breasts, and you have another new dish to serve the family.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 442 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
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- 1 lb. salmon fillet, cut into two equal-sized pieces
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 dashe round black pepper
- 1 teaspoon oil (for pan-searing)
- Orange slices (for garnishing)
- Sesame seeds (for garnishing)
- Orange Teriyaki Sauce:
- 1/3 cup Japanese cooking sake or Chinese rice wine
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- Season the salmon with some salt and black pepper.
- Mix all the ingredients for the Orange Teriyaki Sauce in a saucepan. Heat on low heat until the sauce is thickened and slightly reduced. Set aside.
- Heat up a skillet with the cooking oil on medium to high heat. Pan sear the salmon until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes for each piece, depending on the thickness of the salmon.
- To serve, drizzle the Orange Teriyaki Sauce on the salmon. Topped with some sesame seeds and serve with orange slices and steamed rice.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.