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Healthy Food for Kids: Teriyaki Salmon - full of delicious sweet and savory flavors and loved by my son - by Mama Maggie's Kitchen
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Teriyaki Salmon

If you're looking to make healthy food for kids, this Teriyaki Salmon is perfect. Sweet and savory. Delicious for lunch or dinner that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2
Calories: 374kcal


  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 salmon steaks
  • green onions optional


  • Put all the ingredients in a resealable bag to marinate for 1 hour. 2 hours is better.
  • Remove the fish and reserve the liquid.
  • Over low to medium heat, cook the fish for 4-6 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of the salmon steak.
  • A few minutes before turning, brush the top with reserved marinade.
  • It’s ready when the fish is opaque and easily flaked.
  • Remove the fish from the heat and cover with foil.
  • Add the remaining marinade to the pan and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Pour over fish when plated.
  • Serve with rice and steamed vegetables.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1629mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.9mg