Teriyaki Salmon with Vegetables

Salmon dinner

Since my dear hubby had a stroke last weekend, for Valentines Day, I decided to forgo my favorite dinner, steak on the grill, for something a little more heart healthy and I came up with this recipe.

I really, really liked it…my hubby, not so much. After I took the first bite, I knew he wasn’t going to like it. Teriyaki Sauce is sweet. I did not know this. 🙁 He doesn’t like sweet meat or fish.

Anyway, here is the recipe for our Valentine’s Day dinner.

Teriyaki Salmon with Vegetables


  • 2 (6 ounce) wild caught salmon fillets
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 carrots cut in small dice
  • 2 celery stalks cut in small dice
  • 1 medium onion cut in small dice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach
  • gluten-free low sodium teriyaki sauce (I use LaChoy brand)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 cup white wine


Combine 5 tablespoons of gluten-free teriyaki sauce and salmon in a ziplock bag. Seal and marinate for at least 20 minutes.

Toast sesame seeds in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to the skillet, add the onion, carrots, and celery. Saute until soft, about 15 minutes.

Stir in white wine and 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce.  Cook for 10 minutes. Add in the spinach and let it wilt. Remove vegetables from skillet and keep warm. Add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Drain salmon and discard marinade. Add the salmon to the skillet and cook 5 minutes. Turn over and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the vegetables back to the skillet and warm.

Plate the salmon and the vegetables. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Serves 2.

Hope you enjoy!


  1. Sarah Lawrence says:

    First, big hugs to you and you husband. Health scares are unsettling. I love that you are offering your husband salmon though. Perfect food to feed the brain and aid in recovery! Since he doesn’t find the sweetness of teriyaki palatable, perhaps add a spoonful of sriracha or blend with some chipotle in adobo! You’ll balance the sweetness with some heat, which he might like.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. Best wishes for your husband and his recovery.

  2. Breana Guinan says:

    I eat about 3 pounds of fish a week… I love it. This recipe is easy and clean. I can’t wait to try it!
    I hope your husband is improving. I can’t imagine how helpless you must have felt… good job on this recipe!

  3. Kristyn says:

    Prayers for you and your hubby! The thought is what counts, right? So sweet of you to pour your love into your cooking for your hubby, even if it doesn’t turn out as you hope 🙂 Look forward to trying this recipe.

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