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Teriyaki Salmon Skewers

Prep Time:

40 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes


2 Servings (4 kebabs)



About the Recipe

I think this is my favourite way to use teriyaki sauce. Picture the scene - it's a summer day, your friends are gathered around your barbecue, your salmon kebabs are almost done...then you produce your teriyaki sauce and your barbecue brush. You lay a last sweep of teriyaki sauce along your sizzling kebabs...then you wait just one minute longer before bringing them to the table. One minute later, you look around at the smiling faces at your table - what could be better?


For the teriyaki sauce:

1.5 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp sake or cooking sake

3 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp mirin

For the skewers: 

2 salmon fillets

1/2 medium sized onion, peeled

1/2 medium sized red or any colour bell pepper

1/2 courgette

4 barbecue skewers (20 cm / 8 inch)

1 tbsp vegetable oil

a baking try and a sheet of aluminium foil

oven at 220 C / 430 F for 15 minutes

some green salad of your choice


first, make your teriyaki sauce:

pour the sugar, sake, soy sauce and mirin into a small saucepan. bring to the boil, then adjust the heat.  simmer the sauce for 3 minutes while stirring

once the sauce has begun to thicken a little, remove from the heat and set aside

cut each salmon fillet into 6 equal chunks. place the chunks in a small bowl and marinade them with 1 tbsp of the teriyaki sauce. leave for 20 - 30 minutes

meanwhile, cut the courgette and onion into 4 pieces each. cut the bell pepper into 4 - 6 pieces depending on the size of the pepper

heat your oven to 220C / 430 F

now, it’s time to prepare your skewers:

push a piece of salmon, a piece of courgette, then another piece of salmon onto your first skewer. follow up with a segment of onion, another piece of salmon and a piece of bell pepper

repeat for the other skewers

cover a large baking try with aluminum foil.  brush some vegetable oil over the surface

bake the skewers in the oven for 15 minutes

serve with some salad leaves. last, drizzle the teriyaki sauce over the salmon skewers

alternatively, for a more substantial meal, you can serve with bowls of rice if you prefer

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