This delicious Teriyaki Salmon recipe is served on a bed of millet with tons of veggies, pineapple, and toasted cashews and sesame seeds. A healthy salmon bento bowl the whole family will love!
Soy Free Teriyaki Salmon
I promised a delicious recipe to come when I posted my Easy, Soy-Free Teriyaki Sauce earlier this week, and here I am to deliver.
I’ve been making this Teriyaki Sauce every week for over a month now, and we are yet to tire of drizzling it over our chicken and veggies.
This week, we decided to branch out a little.
When I was in college, I used to work in a restaurant at nights downtown Portland. It wasn’t one I would eat at often, so I would run over to a nearby gym before my shift started to grab my favorite dinner – Teriyaki Salmon Bento.
They served the salmon poached on a bed of rice with tons of steamed veggies, and had a variety of sauces to pour on top. I always topped mine with teriyaki sauce and tons of sriracha and sesame seeds.
An Easy Salmon Bento Bowl Recipe
This teriyaki salmon recipe came together the other day trying to recreate those flavors that I miss! I tossed in some pineapple and cashews to up the wow (and flavor) factor — and while my 2 year old still isn’t thrilled with fish, he ate all the pineapple and cashews out of his own dinner, and then out of mine.
I typically wrap salmon in foil and bake it, but after poaching it the other day, I will definitely do it more often! It is much faster than baking it, and keeps it just as moist. Perfect for those nights when you need a quick and nutritious meal. You’ll be topping it with lots of flavorful sauce, so keep the seasonings light. I only used sea salt.
We’ve been having a lot of rice lately, so I decided to resurrect my love of millet bowls. I ate millet topped with veggies and eggs all the time after Xander was born — so easy, so nutritious.
Tips for Making Teriyaki Salmon Millet Bowls
- These bowls would work equally well with shrimp or chicken, or even tofu if you’re looking for a veggie option.
- Make is Gluten Free: My Easy Teriyaki Sauce is soy free and gluten free, using coconut aminos in place of soy sauce. Plus, it’s much healthier and lower in sugar than a store bought variety.
Salmon Teriyaki Millet Bowls
- 1 cup millet prepared to package directions
- 4 3 ounce salmon fillets
- 1 tbsp sesame oil toasted
- 2 cups broccoli chopped
- 2 large carrots sliced
- 2 cups snap peas chopped
- 1 cup baby corn chopped
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1/4 cup cashews toasted
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds toasted, to garnish
- 2 tbsp scallions chopped, to garnish
- Easy Teriyaki Sauce
- Prepare millet per package directions.
- Add sesame oil to a frying pan, and add the chopped veggies and pineapple. Saute on high, and cover to allow to steam for 3-5 minutes, leaving the veggies a bit crisp.
- Remove veggies from pan, and add about 1 1/2 cups of water - enough to cover the bottom of the pan with about 1 inch of water.
- Once the water is simmering, add the salmon, and lightly season with sea salt. Cover, and allow to poach on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until salmon is cooked through.
- Layer bowls with millet, veggies, and a piece of poached salmon. Garnish with cashews, teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds and scallions.
Other Healthy Salmon Recipes:
- Roast Salmon with Pomegranate Glaze, by Simply Fresh Dinners
- Honey Mustard Salmon in Foil, by Gimme Some Oven
- Skillet Seared Salmon with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce, by Cooking Classy
- Blackened Salmon Nicoise with Mango Tarragon Dressing, by Sunkissed Kitchen