Salmon belly teriyaki recipe

This salmon belly teriyaki recipe a fluke, an accident that happened during the Christmas break in Baguio. I bought some salmon belly strips which were on buy-1-take-1 sale at the supermarket. I planned on cooking sinigang, but my niece said she wanted it cooked with teriyaki sauce. Her mom (my sis) goes “okay then, salmon belly teriyaki.” So I assumed they knew how to cook it.

Come cooking time… hindi pa pala sila nakaluto ‘nun! *facepalm*

So my niece and I winged it, but it was a success, according to the family (or do they just love us? hehe)

I cooked it again last Sunday for my Mama’s pre-birthday dinner.

salmon belly teriyaki

My salmon belly teriyaki

Ingredients: (Quantities are approximations. As V says, make intelligent guesses! 😉 )

  • 500 grams Salmon belly strips, scaled, washed and drained
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped (would have been better if they were rings, in restrospect)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, cut into strips
  • cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 3-4 tbsp. Kikkoman teriyaki sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • cornstarch slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 3/4 cup water)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sesame seeds for garnishing


1. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on salmon belly strips.

2. Heat 1 tbsp cooking oil + butter in a non-stick pan (pwede rin hindi, but I prefer non-stick because salmon belly strips are so delicate).

3. Pan-fry the salmon belly strips until lightly brown. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

4. Prepare the teriyaki sauce:

a. Use the same pan, but take out some of the oil. Saute garlic, onions, ginger over medium to low heat.

b. Add the soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and brown sugar. Keep stirring to avoid burning. Reduce heat to low.

c. Add the cornstarch slurry slowly, stirring over low heat.

d. Adjust the taste with salt or soy sauce. Add more sugar if you want the sauce sweeter.

e. When the sauce thickens and bubbles, it’s ready.

5. Arrange the salmon strips on a dish and pour the sauce over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (which I did not have).

So easy, right? Enjoy!

10 thoughts on “Salmon belly teriyaki recipe

  1. Hi Peachy, and Mom-Friday! Yes, saobrang dali lang nga! 🙂

    Hi Cess! Haha, hindi naman. Si Cookie yung Iron Chef! LOL

    Hi Fristine! =love? 🙂

  2. Hi, I came upon this recipe when I was frantically looking for a guide to cook salmon belly in teriyaki sauce this afternoon. I made this for dinner tonight and it was really yummy! I can’t help but search for this page again to leave a comment to tell you about the outcome and to thank you for posting this recipe.

    I hope you don’t mind if I credit you and this recipe in my semi-private blog.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.

  3. Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I’m happy to know you liked the recipe. I’d love to see your blog too, if you don’t mind sharing the link. 🙂 Have a great day!



  4. I also got buy 1 take 1 of the stuff from shopwise. As well as buy 1 take 1 salmon head. So today, i mean yesterday, we had salmon and salmon (sinigang for the head and garlic chili-sauced for the belly) for lunch. I still have a lot left of both salmon parts — so i will definitely try your recipe — soon as i get teriyaki sauce. But i have bulgogi. Puede din kaya yun? (I also plan to grill them.)

    How I wish I can blog again like you — i missed those days we would read each other’s essays and comment. That was how we got together, remember? If only I knew how to make blogging pay. hehehe

  5. Wow, it seems I missed the salmon sale at Shopwise this time, haha. Yes please share the garlic chili salmon recipe.

    I miss those days of blog commenting too. Yes, the best things that happened because of blogging are the lifelong friendships we found!

    Hmmm… But whatever money I make out of this blog is nil. hehe. My adsense payouts occur once every 2 years! LOL. 

    See you soon – if not in person then at Ode to Old! 😛 Well, there’s always facebook…

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