This recipe combines delicacies of the two non-contiguous US states: Alaskan Copper River Salmon and Hawaiian poke.
And what a union it is! Flavorful Copper River Salmon is enriched by savory and sweet teriyaki sauce and served over sticky sushi rice with colorful, refreshing, and crunchy toppings. This is a fun DIY dinner or lunch for the summer.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
1 cup sushi rice
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce
2 6-ounce Copper River Salmon fillets
1 mini cucumber, sliced thinly
½ cup edamame
2 radishes, sliced thinly
½ avocado, diced
½ mango, diced
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small saucepan, combine the rice with 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and fluff the rice with a fork.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce and chili-garlic sauce.
- Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet and pat it dry. Cover it with the sauce. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cooked through.
- Divide the rice between bowls and top with salmon, cucumbers, edamame, radishes, avocado, and mango. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Tips from Us
- This teriyaki salmon poke recipe works for any variety of salmon. But for the best flavor and texture, choose wild Alaskan salmon.
- Patting the salmon dry helps the sauce adhere better for more flavor.
- You can swap out sushi rice for short- or long-grain white or brown rice. Or, another grain like quinoa, farro, or millet would work. For a low-carb version, use mixed greens or baby spinach as a base to your poke bowl.
- This recipe is oil-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and free of refined sugars.
- You can use another sweetener instead of honey, such as agave or maple syrup. Coconut sugar will also work.
- Other topping ideas include:
- Seaweed salad
- Shredded cabbage
- Other fruit, such as peaches, kiwi, or pineapple
- Chopped nuts, such as macadamia or cashews
- Shredded carrots
- You can make extra sauce to drizzle on top, just be sure you don’t contaminate it with a spoon that has touched the raw fish.