Teriyaki Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Teriyaki Salmon with Cucumber Salad Recipe
Photo: Maura McEvoy


Serves 6

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 36 mg
Calories 342
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 7 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Fat 19 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 35 mg
Satfat 4 g
Sodium 564 mg


2/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
6 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, 1 1/2 inch thick
2 English cucumbers (or 4 regular), thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
3 tablespoons seasoned rice (sushi) vinegar
Cooking oil spray


In a small bowl, whisk together the teriyaki sauce, sugar, and garlic until sugar dissolves. Place salmon fillets in a large bowl and toss with marinade to coat fillets. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Toss cucumbers with vinegar, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Lightly coat clean grids of grill with cooking oil spray. Heat grill to medium heat. Remove salmon from marinade. Arrange salmon fillets, skin side down, evenly on grill and cover with lid. Grill without turning fillets, 8 minutes. Using a large spatula, carefully turn fillets and cook, covered, 2 to 3 minutes longer, just until salmon is cooked through but still moist and flaky. Serve with cucumber salad.