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Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings: 2
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

To cook salmon

  • 2 pieces salmon with skin on 180 grams / 6 ounces each (* see footnote 1)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Japanese sake or 1 teaspoon rum / vodka

Teriyaki sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine or 2 teaspoons rum / vodka + 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 pieces ginger
  • 4 tablespoons chopped scallion or green onion

Burger sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 burger buns split and toasted
  • optional chopped cucumber and tomato for side salad

Instructions

  • Dry salmon thoroughly with paper towel. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Rub with cornstarch thoroughly and shake off the extra.
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Combine soy sauce, rice wine, and sugar in a small bowl. Slightly grind black pepper over it and mix well.
  • Combine Greek yogurt, garlic, dill and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. When oil is warm, place salmon in the skillet, skin side down. Use a spatula to press the salmon against the skillet, so the skin will not crumble when heated. When the skin side is browned, after about 3 minutes, flip salmon and drizzle sake over it. For thick cuts of salmon, turn to low heat and cook covered until salmon is almost cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes. For thin cuts, turn to medium heat and cook uncovered until salmon is almost cooked through. Transfer salmon to a plate.
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • In the same skillet, add ginger and scallions and turn to medium heat. Add teriyaki sauce and stir a few times. Add salmon back to the skillet, and gently flip it a few times to cover it well with sauce. If you use a thin cut of salmon, use a spoon to drizzle sauce over the salmon instead of flipping it, to avoid breaking. Stop heat when sauce has thickened, and transfer salmon to a plate.
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com
  • Place salmon on the burger bun and serve warm with yogurt sauce. (* see footnote 2)
  • Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich cooking process | omnivorescookbook.com

Notes

(1) I used a thick cut of salmon here in order to take better pictures. Personally, I prefer to use a thin cut of salmon belly with more fat.
(2) The burger might be a bit difficult to hand hold with the yogurt sauce. You could serve it in a big plate with the upper bun place next to the salmon, and yogurt sauce in a separated small bowl. You could also add some chopped tomato and cucumber salad aside. Drizzle yogurt sauce on the salmon and the salad while eating.