What To Serve With Teriyaki Salmon

September 21, 2021

If you’re a lover of Asian inspired cuisine, and you also enjoy eating seafood, it’s likely that you’ll be a big fan of teriyaki salmon. 

This is a dish that’s easy to prepare, packed full of flavour, and also super healthy with lots of essential vitamins and minerals. It’s proof that you don’t have to overindulgence if you want to recreate the restaurant experience at home! 

To make it a meal though, you might be wondering what to serve with teriyaki salmon. 

Let’s take a look at fifteen side dishes and accompaniments that you can choose from… 

what to serve with teriyaki salmon pin

1. Sticky Japanese rice (gohan) 

Gohan is an absolute must when it comes to what to serve with teriyaki salmon! It’s a fluffy, sticky rice dish that can be served plain, or garnished with pickles, spring onions, and chilli flakes. 

Use sushi rice, and make sure that you rinse and soak to ensure the perfect texture. Many people also like to add dashi, a Japanese soup stock, to the water when they are boiling their rice. It brings a unique savoury flavour known as umami. 

sticky japanese rice

2. Japanese pickles 

Traditionally, Japanese pickles are served alongside pretty much every kind of dish you can imagine! They’re colourful, they’re crunchy, and they can go a long way towards turning an everyday meal into something really special. 

They can be considered as somewhere between a side dish and a garnish, and there are many different varieties to choose from. If you’re interested to learn more, check out this guide to Japanese pickles

japanese pickles

3. Steamed asparagus with lemon 

Salmon is always so good when served with asparagus, so consider keeping things simple and delicious by preparing a side dish of the steamed green vegetable with a squeeze of fresh lemon. 

If you’re making an effort to eat a healthier diet, this is a really wise choice. Asparagus is known for being rich in fibre, vitamin K, folate, and potassium. 

When served with teriyaki salmon, it’s a tasty, well balanced meal that you’d be delighted to serve to your family. 


4. Stir fried broccoli and mushrooms 

Stir fried veggies are always a good choice for what to serve with teriyaki salmon. 

Keep things easy by chopping up broccoli florets and your favourite variety of mushrooms, and  stir frying with some fresh chopped garlic, chilli, and ginger. 

brocolli mushrooms

5. Edamame and sweet potato hash 

Edamame and sweet potato hash is a delicious but straightforward side dish for teriyaki salmon. 

To make it into a complete, balanced meal, add a poached egg on top of the hash, and a garnish of dried red chilli flakes. 

The result is something that’s worthy of being served up in an Asian fusion restaurant, and makes for a really sophisticated lunch or evening meal alongside a glass of crisp white wine. 

sweet potato hash

6. Fruity salsa 

The beautiful flavours of teriyaki lend themselves really well to being served with a vibrant fruity salsa. 

Simply chop up pineapple into chunks, add red onion, fresh chilli, lime juice, and a good squeeze of lime juice. 

Alternatively, you can use mango instead of pineapple, or even tinned fruit. 

pineapple salsa

7. Garlic roast potatoes 

Roast potatoes are so comforting, and they’re a great option for what to serve with teriyaki salmon when you want something that will keep you full and satisfied. 

This garlic roast potatoes recipe is one of my favourites. They’re golden, they’re crispy, they’re buttery, and they taste like a little forkful of heaven! Best of all, they require just one pan so it’s a fuss free option when you don’t have a great deal of time on your hands. 

 roast potatoes

8. Sesame noodles 

How do sesame noodles sound, tossed in an Asian peanut dressing? Beautiful, right?! 

This dish is best served at room temperature, so keep this in mind when you’re prepping your meal. It’s also a tasty idea to save some leftovers for a lunchbox for the next day. 

This is one of those side dishes where you can follow the recipe exactly, or you can add some extras like chopped veggies and nuts, and use up any leftovers that you might have in your pantry. 

peanut pepper noodles

9. Vegetable harumaki 

Harumaki is quite simply a Japanese spring roll, and fillings can include pork, shrimp, chicken, and shredded beef. 

For what to serve with teriyaki salmon, I like to prepare some vegetable harumaki. Shredded leeks, carrots, beansprouts, and baby corn are all good choices. 

These rolls can be served as a starter, but I personally like to serve them in the middle of the table as an accompaniment to the main course, so everyone can add a little variety to their plates. 

spring rolls

10. Pasta 

Pasta may not be an authentically Asian accompaniment, but there’s no denying that it’s such a good partner for sticky salmon! 

Simply cut your fish into bitesized chunks, and serve on a bed of pasta with a slice of lemon. You might want to add a side of your favourite green vegetable, such as broccoli or kale. 

salmon and pasta

11. Tempura prawns

Seafood lovers will absolutely adore the combination of teriyaki salmon and tempura prawns! Again, these can be a starter, but you can also serve them as a side dish for your main course if you want to create an Asian inspired banquet. 

Preparing tempura prawns does require deep frying, and many people find this process a little daunting. You do have to be careful, of course, but it’s well worth it when you hear the sizzle of those succulent prawns cooking away! 

tempura prawns

12. Kaki fry 

Kaki fry are Japanese fried oysters, and they’re particularly popular during autumn and winter. The salty morsels are covered in panko breadcrumbs and then deep fried until golden brown and served with tartar sauce. 

Oysters always feel like a really indulgent treat, so this is a good choice for what to serve with teriyaki salmon if you want to impress. 

fried oysters

13. Potato korokke 

Korokke are savoury cakes made from mashed potato, coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried. They’re a popular side dish in Japan, and they’re a great choice if you fancy a carbohydrate based option that’s a little different to the usual rice or noodles. 

Want to try making your own? Check out this recipe for Japanese mashed potato cakes


14. Crispy kale

If you’re not sure what to eat with teriyaki salmon, I highly recommend preparing a portion of crispy kale! It tastes just like the seaweed side dishes that you often find in Asian restaurants, and it’s wonderfully light whilst also being healthy and nutritious. 

Just make sure you keep a close eye on it whilst it’s baking in the oven – you can easily burn it if you’re not careful! 

slimming world crispy kale seaweed

15. Asian inspired slaw 

A light and zesty Asian slaw works so well with salmon, particularly if you’re preparing a lunch or you’re just in the mood for something lighter. 

Replace mayonnaise with low fat natural yoghurt if you’re trying to be mindful of your calorie intake, and add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime to really make it sing. 

cajun coleslaw

I’d love to hear your ideas for what to serve with teriyaki salmon! 

If you’ve got a go-to side dish that you think works wonderfully, I’d love to hear about. Leave a comment and share your thoughts below. 

Don’t forget to pin the image below on Pinterest so you can return to it another day. 

the best sides for teriyaki salmon

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