Terriyaki Salmon and Zucchini

Salmon is Stella’s favorite fish – mine, not so much – but I know that it is good for me and I want to get fish into Stella since she will eat no other meat.  I am always experimenting with different recipes with respect to Salmon – so far most have been quite yummy, but I have yet to find the one recipe that I could make and eat each week.  This one was pretty close, but I think because it was a one pan, one marinade recipe – so easy to make and clean up – yeah!!

As I have mentioned before I shop the fish counter with my Seafood Watch app, but lately I have been amazed that the signs have changed.  At one market, which we will not shop at until they put more details on the sign, now just say if it is farmed or wild and what country it comes from!  But I need to know what ocean it comes from – the manager of the store told me that that information is not available from the fish market they purchase the fish from – I don’t believe it!

Terriyaki Salmon & Zucchini


2 – 6 oz. salmon fillets (make sure it is a good choice)
Terriyaki sauce (I use one that has sesame seeds in it)
Sesame seeds (optional, see note above)
2 small or 1 medium zucchini
4 scallions, chopped (I omitted since Stella does not like them)
Coconut oil
Plastic baggie

1. Place the salmon in a plastic baggie and add 5 tbl of terriyaki sauce – marinade for 20 minutes.





2. If using sesame seeds, toast in a skillet.  Set aside

3. Slice the zucchini thinly and if using chopped the scallions.


4. Drain the fish and cook for 5 minutes on each side in skillet on medium low heat.  I used my cast iron and had no problem with it sticking.  Once cooked on both sides, take from skillet and keep warm – i placed on a tray and put it in the toaster oven (no heat) and it stayed warm.



5. Using the same skillet, add 2 tsp coconut oil and saute the zucchini and scallions until lightly brown, stir in 2 tbl of terriyaki sauce and sesame seeds, if using, saute a few minutes more.

6. I served by placing the zucchini on the plate and the salmon on top.  Delicious – we both enjoyed this dish and clean up was a breeze!

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4 Responses to Terriyaki Salmon and Zucchini

  1. Candace says:

    We love salmon and I think marinading in teriyaki sauce sounds GREAT. We love zucchini too…. another method might be to slice and dip in egg and almond meal and then fry…. nice photos here.

  2. Jo says:

    I also try to have salmon once a week and we get it local here. I will definitely try this recipe.

    • simply0637 says:

      You should try it – really good and easy. Not sure what is going on here with our fish counters – but both stores I frequent now only list what country it comes from but not what water body. Guess I will have to go to the fish market – but it is so out of the way!

  3. virginia says:

    Pamela -That sounds good and like you I like the easy clean up!

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