Honey-Teriyaki Salmon with Cauliflower Rice

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Baked Honey-Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus with Cauliflower Rice, this 15-minute dinner is not just tasty, it’s also good for you!

Baked Honey-Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus with Cauliflower Rice, this 15-minute dinner is not just tasty, it's also good for you!

Salmon is my go-to fish, are fantastic sources of DHA, the omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for brain development. I rotate through all my salmon recipes, some of my favorites are Maple Soy Glazed Salmon, Healthy Salmon Quinoa Burgers, Seattle Asian Salmon Bowls, and Gochujang Glazed Salmon, just to name a few!

I’ll take wild salmon over farmed any day, preferably Alaskan. I usually get disappointed when I order out because I know I can make it better. The reasons are, they usually overcook it, and many restaurants don’t have wild salmon as an option. This makes all, and I mean ALL, the difference in quality, taste and the health benefits.

Honey-Teriyaki Salmon Tips:

  • You can marinate this for 10 minutes, or as long as 8 hours.
  • If using frozen salmon, thaw in the refrigerator the night before.
  • Always buy salmon from your trusted fishmonger. It’s best to buy it fresh and freeze yourself.

Baked Honey-Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus with Cauliflower Rice, this 15-minute dinner is not just tasty, it's also good for you!

Baked Honey-Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus with Cauliflower Rice, this 15-minute dinner is not just tasty, it's also good for you!Baked Honey-Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus with Cauliflower Rice, this 15-minute dinner is not just tasty, it's also good for you!

Baked Honey-Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus with Cauliflower Rice, this 15-minute dinner is not just tasty, it's also good for you!

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Honey-Teriyaki Salmon with Cauliflower Rice
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Honey-Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus Veggie Rice Bowls

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324 Cals 24.5 Protein 27 Carbs 13 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Baked Honey-Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus with Cauliflower Rice, this 15-minute dinner is not just tasty, it's also good for you!

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce, or tamari for gluten free
  • 6 tbsp mirin, Japanese sweet rice wine
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 lb fresh wild salmon fillet, cut in 4 pieces
  • 12 ounce asparagus, ends trimmed cut 1-inch
  • 4 cups raw or frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sesame seeds, optional for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine the soy sauce, mirin, and honey in a resealable bag.
  • Add the salmon and mix to coat. Refrigerate for 15 t0 60 minutes, or up to 8 hours.
  •  Preheat oven 450F.
  • Remove salmon, reserving the marinade.
  • Toss asparagus with oil and season with salt. Transfer asparagus to a large sheet pan along with the salmon skin side down and cook until tender and cooked through, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the marinade in a small pot, bring to a boil  and simmer on low until thickened and reduced by half, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Spray a large skillet with oil. Cook the cauliflower rice in a skillet over medium-high heat until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
  • To serve, divide the cauliflower rice, top with salmon and asparagus and drizzle with the glaze. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4, Calories: 324kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 24.5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 46.5mg, Sodium: 656mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 17.5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 8
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54 comments

  1. We made this for dinner tonight and it was SO good.  We used the Costco rice cauliflower and it worked great.  This is going into our rotation!

  2. This was just delicious! The asparagus was just right when the salmon was done; we like it a little bit crunchy. And the marinade / glaze just topped it off. I will definitely be making this again. Another great recipe, Gina…thank you!!

  3. I made this tonight. So easy and delicious. It’s in the rotation for sure!  

  4. Hi! Love your skinnytaste recipes! 😊 I’m on WW. I have a question, not sure if I’m doing something wrong when calculating points but I always get higher blue points than what you have listed on your recipes.. I add the nutritional information under my foods and points do not match yours. I also tried adding the recipe under my food recipes and points do not match yours? I always get something higher -_-

    • I meant green points***

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  5. Great flavors and super easy. My only complaint is that the 10-12 minutes it takes to cook the salmon is not nearly enough to properly cook the asparagus. Would recommend putting the asparagus in for 8-10 minutes without the salmon, then add the salmon for 6-8 minutes (since the dish will already be hot.

  6. We loved it! The marinade/glaze would be excellent on chicken or steak as well. Thanks for this one, I will definitely make this again.

  7. This recipe is a keeper! It was all very good, the Honey-Teriyaki sauce made it delectable.

  8. This dish is incredible – restaurant quality!! I marinated the salmon for 11 hours and then grilled it over a wood fire (Big Green Egg). The glaze tied the whole dish together perfectly. Thank you so much!!

  9. What could l use as a substitute for the mirin ?

  10. So good!

  11. I am assuming I can also substitute Teriyaki sauce for the soy/mirin/honey sauce mixture?

  12. This has literally become a staple in our home. Thank you Gina!

  13. I LOVE this recipe! It’s got me eating healthy salmon again! I just put the remaining sauce in the microwave to heat it up instead of pulling out another pot. It’s super fast & tasty serving with some frozen Asian vegetables. I just throw them on the pan with the salmon. Super quick and delicious!!

  14. Delicious! Only 4 smart points! I willl be adding this to my “go to” recipes.

  15. Could I do green beans instead of Asparagus?

  16. For me this marinade fell flat, too sweet and not enough depth. Maybe it’s worth trying again to see if I failed the first run.

  17. This was amazing!!! Thank you for all the amazing recipes.

  18. When I enter this into weight watchers app recipe builder it comes up with a lot more points.  Why is this? I used the exact ingredients you have and serving size.  Is it because you won’t actually use all the marinade (which makes up most of the points)?

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  19. Gina! What brand miring did you use?

  20. Omg….. This was delicious. I made it last night for my boyfriend and me, and we both looooved it. I brought leftovers for lunch and it was just as yummy (I didn’t warm it up). I’m not the BIGGEST salmon person and was slightly hesitant. But I love anything ‘teriyaki’ so I thought I would try it. And I’m so glad I did. Definitely plan on making this recipe again 🙂

  21. Maybe it was my doing, but this recipe didn’t work for me. It was fine, but not great.

  22. Delicious, fast, and easy – another winner!

  23. Delicious! Love the flavor of the marinade/glaze. Wasn’t able to find Mirin, substituted white wine/sugar. First time trying cauliflower rice…loved it! Great recipe – family loved it!

  24. Four thumbs up from my family and super easy to make. Thanks Gina!

  25. Absolutely delicious!  Loved it!  Definitely adding it to my rotation, along with all my other skinnytaste favs!,

  26. This was fantastic! Quick, easy, healthy and delicious.

  27. This was delicious and the homemade teriyaki sauce was the best!  I wasn’t sure about it until it was reduced and wow,! Better than any store bought one.

  28. This was so good & easy!   The whole family loved it!!

  29. Love this! I added a dash of sesame seed oil to give it just a little extra – it was great! Thanks for the recipe!

  30. How are you coming up with the points for Weight Watchers? When I put the nutritional information into my app the points are a lot higher, but I’m not sure why.

  31. This is what I shared on Facebook concerning your recipe. Thank you for a fabulous recipe that we will have over and over again….especially in the Spring when all these wonderful nutrients are needed on the plate. “What’s for dinner tonight? Salmon & Asparagus Cauliflower “Rice” bowls and it only takes about 15 minutes from fridge to plate!! This recipe is going to the top of the list in my house….”

  32. Could you please clarify what are the ingredients of the marinade? Maybe I am overlooking it but I cannot find it. Thank you. I love your recipes. Between your recipes and counting points on weight watchers I have lost 16 lbs since December.

  33. Made this and it was excellent!  Very easy to follow directions and the whole family liked it!

  34. Made this receipe as soon as I saw the email . This is a very good recipe!!!
    It was easy to make. I could not find the Japanese Mirin in my small town.
    Substituted Vignoles white semi sweet wine.

    Love Love Love this! Thank you!

  35. What if I don’t have mirin? Anything I can substitute?

    • I didn’t have mirin and couldn’t find any at 2 grocery stores. I just used Sherry Cooking Wine and sugar. You can look up measurements, but I always like to guesstimate when cooking.

  36. My brother goes to Alaska every year for salmon fishing, where the fish is processed, sealed & flash-frozen before he returns to Phoenix. I’m the lucky recipient of the majority, since he knows I’ll make him a nice meal. Your salmon recipes are right up our alleys! Can’t wait to try this one!

  37. Unfortunately my husband does not like salmon, can I use cod, or other fish for this?

  38. Thank you, Gina! I’ve been trying to work more wild salmon into my diet, and this looks delish AND easy! I’m eager to try your Gochujang glazed salmon also! Keep ’em coming, girl!

  39.  Just as an option to sear  the salmon on the hot cast-iron pan and then finish in the oven makes an amazing crust and adds to the flavor in such a wonderful way that’s the only way we make salmon now 

  40. This looks like my kind of meal! I love all things salmon. One question, though, how much sake? I don’t see it listed in the recipe, only in the directions.

  41. In the first direction you mention sake but its not on the ingredient list?