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Teriyaki Mushroom Sauce with Grilled Salmon

Jaden strikes again! I thought that salmon would be a good idea for dinner, since it’s so soft and flaky that Dino could eat it without much strain on his jaw. He was soooo glad to be eating a “real” meal again, and this one really fit the bill! Who would have thought that you could make an easy version of teriyaki sauce with only 3 ingredients? This meal is insanely simple to prepare, and super tasty. I just know I’ll be making it again and again – it was a perfect weeknight meal.

Salmon with mushrooms over rice.

Teriyaki Mushroom Sauce with Grilled Salmon
Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 5 Cook Time: 10


Four 6-ounce salmon fillets
salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 ounces fresh king oyster mushrooms or fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil, separated
1 stalk green onion, thinly sliced (optional)

for the Easy Teriyaki Sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
2 tablespoons sugar (or more if you like a sweet teriyaki)


1. To make the Easy Teriyaki Sauce, whisk all the sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan and simmer on low for 3 minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly.

2. Brush salmon fillets with 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil, season with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan over high heat. and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until just cooked through. Remove the salmon to a plate to let rest.

3. Return the frying pan to the stove on medium-high heat. When hot, add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of cooking oil. Add the mushrooms and saute for about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add the teriyaki sauce, let simmer for 1 minute. Serve the teriyaki mushrooms on top of the salmon. Garnish with green onion, if desired.

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

One Comment

  • Charissa

    Oh my word! This is what I want for lunch right now! If only there was some salmon around…I’m away from home right now and I really miss the flexibility of being able to eat healthy! Thanks for sharing!

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