Teriyaki-Inspired Poached Salmon

August 3, 2012 in Categories: by

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Teriyaki Salmon-012My father-in-law was a very good cook.  One of his staple meals was to bake meat in a homemade teriyaki-inspired sauce, typically pork or chicken.  I always liked the clean flavor he achieved compared to sugary store-bought sauces.  This recipe is inspired by many meals my father-in-law cooked for us way back when.  I love to use fresh squeezed orange juice here.  If you want to bump up the orange flavor, you can also add a little of the grated orange zest to the poaching liquid.  This salmon is delicious beside stir-fried vegetables.  Serves 2-3.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2-3


1.    Combine orange juice, coconut aminos, ginger and garlic.
2.    Place salmon fillets onto the bottom of a large skillet or saucepan.  Pour poaching liquid over top of the salmon and let sit 15 minutes before turning on the heat.
3.    Bring to a boil over high heat and then cover and reduce temperature to maintain a simmer.
4.    Simmer for 10-12 minutes, until salmon is fully cooked and opaque throughout.  Enjoy!

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Loved it! I have had to cut out so many foods that everything tastes the same! This was really full of flavour 🙂 thank you for rescuing me! The family loved it too and so easy.

This is one fabulous recipe. I have only learned to eat fish in the last three or four years and this recipe will make the eating of salmon something to look forward to instead of just tolerated. I ate it with AIP ginger garlic cauliflower fried rice. The ‘teriyaki’ sauce sure added flavor to the ‘rice’.

I’ve never heard of coconut aminos so thank you! I’m allergic to soy and miss soy sauce and have been looking for an alternative. I found it cheap at vitacost. Will be trying out this recipe!

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