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Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Bites

You’ll love these grilled teriyaki salmon bites! Served up with a homemade sauce, these easy teriyaki salmon skewers will quickly become your new go-to recipe for salmon!

grilled teriyaki salmon bites  

Rain, rain go away. This is the song you’ll catch Hattie singing a lot these days, and the song that’s in my head ALL of the time. Because, the rain seriously needs to go away. This summer weather hasn’t been very hot and summery. It feels like we’re living on the coast! If you know me by now, you’ll know that I LOVE THE SUN. I’m sure I’d get a little sick of the heat if it was always hot, but I could definitely do with more warmth around these parts. 

Anyway, rain or not, as soon as summer hits, we start using the grill like crazy! I love the grill for a number of reasons, but one of those reasons is definitely because the grilling of the meat is largely left up to Etienne. I just have to prepare the sides. Good deal! 

Our typical go-to’s for grilling are sausages, hamburgers, chicken skewers and souvlaki. I’ve done salmon on the grill a few times, but always wrapped in tinfoil, never on skewers! I have to tell you, salmon skewers are SO good! If you cook them right, they turn out so flaky and tender. So good!

grilled teriyaki salmon bites

How do you make teriyaki salmon bites?

A few hours before cooking, you’ll want to whip up the homemade teriyaki sauce/marinade. This consists of:

  • soy sauce
  • brown sugar
  • fresh ginger
  • minced garlic
  • honey
  • water

You’ll be making a bit extra, and reserving about 1/3 cup of it to later turn into a thick and sticky teriyaki sauce to glaze your finished salmon with!

Cut the salmon into cubes, and marinate it for at least 3-4 hours. I usually try to get the salmon into marinade in the morning, and have everything ready to cook up by dinner time.

3o minutes before cook time, soak your skewers (if you’re using wooden ones) in water. Then, thread the salmon onto the skewers. I try to choose the most similar chunks of salmon to put side by side.

This recipe should yield about 5-6 full skewers, but if you’re using the longer, metal skewers, it’ll be somewhere around 3-4.

While you’re preheating the grill, have the salmon skewers ready to go and start thickening up the reserved teriyaki sauce.

How long does it take to cook grilled teriyaki salmon bites?

So, while I have traditionally made this on the outdoor grill, I’ve actually also made this on my indoor grill too. It works so well! If you’re using the grill outside, expect the cooking time to be 8-10 minutes, allowing time to rotate it halfway through.

If you’re using an indoor grill with plates on both sides of the salmon, this will be cooked in 5ish minutes! SO QUICK. 

You’ll know the salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork, but is still a rich pink color.

Brush some of the thickened up teriyaki sauce over the cooked salmon skewers, and serve immediately!

What do you serve these teriyaki salmon bites with?

These skewers are great with so many different things, but I have to let you in on my new obsession. A few weeks ago I was skimming through the recipe archives of the Half Baked Harvest blog, and I found a technique she uses where she coats some cooked rice in plain yogurt, then flattens it out in a pan and cooks it until it’s crispy. We tried it that day, and I have been obsessed with it is since!

I’ve left details in the recipe post on how to do this, because you need to know! It’s so good!

teriyaki salmon bites

If you’re not up for the crispy rice, some other ideas for serving are:

  • coconut rice
  • quinoa
  • simple kale salad
  • edamame beans

However you serve it, you’ll love these salmon skewers! They’re so easy and SO good. The fish comes out buttery, flaky and soft with just a bit of a crispy edge. Amazing!

Happy Monday! And PS – this Wednesday is Canada Day so I might be taking the rest of the week off to celebrate 😉

teriyaki salmon bites

teriyaki salmon bites

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teriyaki salmon bites

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Bites

  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x


You’ll love these grilled teriyaki salmon bites! Served up with a homemade sauce, these easy teriyaki salmon skewers will quickly become your new go-to recipe for salmon!


  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh salmon, skin removed*
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp water, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Crispy Rice

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup plain yogurt


  1. Dice salmon into 2″ pieces, keeping them as equal in size as possible. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, 1/4 cup water, garlic, ginger and honey. Remove 1/3 cup of the marinade and reserve for later. Add the diced salmon to the marinade and allow it to rest in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours, or up to 24 hours.
  3. 30 minutes before grilling, soak the wooden skewers you plan to use in water. If you’re using metal skewers, skip this step. Preheat the grill to medium-high and thread the salmon onto the skewers. Grill the salmon for about 3-4 minutes on each side, flipping once, until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  4. While the grill is preheating, combine the reserved marinade with another 1/4 cup of water in a small saucepan and heat until simmering. Whisk together 2 tbsp water with 1 tbsp cornstarch to form a slurry, then combine with the simmering sauce. Once the sauce is thick and bubbly, remove from heat, and using a pastry brush, paint the teriyaki sauce over the cooked salmon. Serve immediately, with the crispy rice.
  5. Crispy Rice: Add the olive oil to a medium sized skillet and preheat over the stove until heated. Combine 1 cup of the cooked rice with the yogurt and stir to combine. Spread the covered rice out in the heated saucepan and flatten down. Add the remaining cup of rice on top. Cook for about 5-6 minutes, or until the rice begins to brown and sizzle. Flip once, then place on a plate for serving along with the salmon.


*The salmon needs to have skin removed for this recipe. For an easy tutorial on how to do this, check out this post.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: grill
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: teriyaki salmon bites // salmon skewers recipe // salmon skewers recipe

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  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    Salmon is my favorite fish–this recipes sounds SO good! It’s suuuuper hot here right now; I with I could bottle up some of our sunshine and send it to you guys :). Have a great week, Katherine!

  2. These grilled teriyaki salmon bites sound and look so good! A great way to dress up salmon especially before you grill these babies! YUM!

  3. Love the look of this dish, Katherine! I love salmon so much and am always looking for a new way to cook it! Bites on a stick sounds like the changeup I need! love that sauce, too!

  4. aww…I can just hear Hattie singing that!

    Love these grilled salmon kabobs, Katherine! Cooked to perfection!

  5. We’re no stranger to rain around here! But when it’s nice out? We love it! These skewers are perfect for summer! They look just perfect Katherine, especially with that teriyaki sauce 🙂

  6. I was looking for a simple Salmon recipe to make it on Canada day. I think this is absolutely perfect

  7. Will be adding these to our summer grilling menu for sure Katherine! They look totally delicious. And so easy!

  8. I have my salmon thawing as we speak and will be skinning and cutting it shortly. It is also pouring outside right now.. This recipe couldn’t have come at a better time! Dinner will be great tonight.

  9. These look absolutely delicious… and so perfect for Summer grilling! Everything is more fun when you can eat it off a skewer! 🙂

  10. I never thought of salmon on skewers and that teriyaki sauce is so killer! Pinning!

  11. Wow ! Love this one; I also make teriyaki at home and instead of honey I add cherry liquer 🙂 Must do your version !

  12. I understand the rain Katherine! While we’ve had a good stretch of warm weather, we usually have quite a few rainy days. I hope it clears up for you soon! As for these salmon skewers, we eat a lot of salmon, and I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy it. And if I can make it on the grill, all the better!

  13. Ben | Havocinthekitchen

    It seems like your often have some “exciting” weather situation (like first snow before even Thanksgiving). Surprisingly, summer has been very “summery” here this year, sometimes even too hot. There were just 5-7 days of rainy/gloomy days in June with the remaining being sunny and warm/hot. You should consider buying a cottage somewhere in the Atlantic Canada haha 🙂 Anyway, I love the combination of salmon and teriyaki sauce, and these elegant skewers look and sound awesome! Love this crispy rice, too!

  14. No stranger to the rain here either!😂. But, these skewers look like a wonderful way to celebrate salmon, which we eat a LOT of in the PNW. I think my girls are going to love this one!!

  15. We adore salmon over here and teriyaki is such a great way to change it up! And it’s always more fun eating off of sticks!

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