Salmon Stir Fry: A Healthy Weeknight Delight

With fresh salmon, a medley of vegetables, and a flavorful homemade teriyaki sauce, this salmon stir fry recipe is a game-changer for your weeknight dinners. The best part? It can be prepared in just 15 minutes!

overhead shot of salmon stir fry on plate

I’ve always been a fan of salmon, whether it’s tandoori salmon, orange glazed salmon, honey garlic salmon, or baked teriyaki salmon. But have you ever tried salmon in a stir fry? If not, you’re in for a delightful surprise. Salmon works wonders in a stir fry, especially when paired with the classic flavors of teriyaki sauce.

Imagine succulent teriyaki salmon cooked alongside a colorful combination of veggies. It’s a match made in culinary heaven. And the best part? This recipe is quick to come together and requires just one pan, minimizing the dishwashing hassle. If you’re craving something different this week, BDK Restaurant’s salmon stir fry should be at the top of your must-try list.

Ingredient Notes

  • Salmon: When it comes to fish, opting for wild-caught is always preferable, but farm-raised salmon works too.
  • Teriyaki Sauce: While store-bought teriyaki sauce is an option, I highly recommend making your own. It’s simple and utilizes pantry/fridge staples.
  • Vegetables: For a burst of colors and textures, I love using a combination of peppers, carrots, and green beans.

overhead shot of stir fry made with salmon and veggies in skillet

Ingredient Swaps

This salmon stir fry recipe is highly customizable. Here are a few variations to consider:

  • Soy Sauce: I use low-sodium soy sauce as the base for the teriyaki sauce. For a gluten-free option, tamari is an excellent substitute.
  • Sweetness: Light brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness, but granulated sugar or more honey can be used as alternatives.
  • Vegetables: Feel free to mix and match the vegetables. Sugar snap peas, mushrooms, or spicier peppers can provide exciting flavors and textures.

Step-by-Step Photos

process shots of marinating salmon and cooking veggies in skillet

To start, mix together the teriyaki sauce ingredients and coat the salmon with the marinade. Let it marinate for 15 minutes. While the salmon absorbs the flavors, cook the veggies with a drizzle of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once cooked, set the veggies aside.

process shots of cooking salmon and then cooking salmon and tossing in veggies

Next, using the same skillet, add a little more oil and cook the salmon over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Once cooked, add the sauce and veggies to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the salmon reaches the desired doneness.


Q: What type of salmon should I use?
A: Whenever possible, opt for wild-caught salmon. It is not only healthier but also boasts superior flavor.

Q: How do I know when the salmon is done?
A: The salmon is cooked to perfection when it turns opaque and easily flakes with a fork.

Q: Can I substitute fresh ginger with dried ginger?
A: Absolutely! If you don’t have fresh ginger on hand, simply replace it with ½ teaspoon of dried ginger.

Q: I enjoy a bit of heat in my dishes. Can I add some spice?
A: Of course! If you like some heat, feel free to add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.

salmon stir fry on plate

Other Stir Fry Recipes

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