Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sake Salmon Teriyaki with Sesame Squash

Photo: Matt    Food Stylist: Jason 

2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
2 ¼ cups water
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup sake

5 tablespoons sugar
½ tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1½ pounds salmon fillets 

Combine rice and water; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

To make teriyaki sauce, combine soy sauce, sake, and sugar. In a saucepan bring mixture to a rapid boil.  Reduce heat to a light boil, and continue boiling until sugar is dissolved.  

Sprinkle one side of salmon with ½ tablespoon sesame seeds.  Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot.  Add salmon, sesame seed side down; sauté until browned.  Set aside until teriyaki sauce is ready.

Return salmon, uncooked side face down, to skillet.  Pour teriyaki sauce over fish.  Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Side Dish ~ Sesame Squash

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 medium zucchini, cut in half, then cut into strips
2 medium yellow squash, cut in half, then cut into strips

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

While salmon is cooking, in a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add butter, zucchini, and squash.  Cook until lightly browned and tender crisp.  Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, salt, and pepper over vegetables.  Serve with salmon and rice.


  1. Waouh... This recipe is wonderful, so beautiful... I like it. I want to test. The picture is amazing and tasty.

  2. I am loving your blog! Such a great idea behind it. Of course I love the recipes, but you are a great writer as well. :)

  3. Just came upon your blog and I have really enjoyed it!

    I am going to follow you because I can't wait to see more posts.
    I love this recipe and am currently thinking of ways to make it with tofu :-)

  4. Wow, that looks and sounds amazing. I love salmon and teriyaki!! The sesame squash sounds great and healthy too :)

  5. Mmm...Excellent!I must prepare)Welcome to my blog))!!

  6. Mmmmm this looks so yummy! :) Can't wait to come across more recipes!