Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

The easy but delicious version


So I recently moved to Cancun and have no idea where to shop for anything but the supermarket. What I always do when I move to a new city is get lost on the car as a get familiarized with the streets and names. Somehow I got to this little fish shop where although a little rude, seemed to have pretty fresh fish. So I asked what was the latest catch and bought some of that and some salmon as well. 

I had no idea what to do with the salmon. It is so predictable to glaze it with something and broil it that I always end up hating it! I thought, what would make the typical glazed salmon better? And then it hit me... 

A teriyaki glazed salmon bowl. All the ingredients are probably in your pantry so what are you waiting for? Remember this isn't one of those recipes where you follow everything by the book. Be free to explore and substitute anything if you don't have it. 


1 cup of cooked rice

1/2 cup rice vinegar 

2 tablespoon sugar 

2 teaspoon salt 

4 pieces of salmon 

3/4 cups of soy sauce 

1/2 cup sugar (any sugar is fine) 

1/2 garlic minced

1 tiny piece of ginger minced

1 tablespoon maple syrup 

1 handful of spinach 

1 avocado, sesame seeds, and whatever you wish to garnish 

On a medium skillet, pour the vinegar, sugar and salt and whisk on medium heat until the sugar and salt have mixed. Like 3-4 minutes. Set aside. Now mix the rice with the vinegar mix and toss until well combined.  

On another skillet, pour the soy, 1/2 cup sugar, garlic, and ginger until boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 10-13 minutes until thick. Let sit so it thickens even more. 

On a small skillet, add some peanut or whatever oil you prefer and place the spinach with 2-3 tablespoons water and cover for 4-5 minutes until steamed. Set aside. 

Arrange the salmon on a deep dish and pour half the teriyaki sauce. Salmon skin down, simmer on a hot skillet for 2 minutes top. Set on the dish again and pour the other half of the sauce and cook salmon skin down again for 2-3 minutes until your desired doneness is ready. 

On a bowl place the rice and pat down. Now add the spinach and arrange the salmon. Add the avocado and garnish however you prefer. You can add scallions, seaweed, sesame seeds, anything.  Enjoy!