Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce

TGIT. Thursday is finally here! The weekend is so near and I have so much to be excited about! Scott is visiting this weekend and rumor has it that a local establishment is going to have a mechanical bull, so should be a great weekend! We also get to meet some of the incoming first-years in the program for the fall tomorrow and I am having mixed feelings; on one hand, I am so excited to meet them, but on the other, I am in utter shock that my first-year in graduate school is almost over. LIKE WHAT? How did that even happen? Is this real life? Time flies I guess. I am just going to ignore that fact and keep living the (blissfully ignorant) dream. I should be doing homework, but instead my plan for tonight is to sit around, drink wine and watch a movie with Page and Kristina. It seems like every Thursday we are all so wiped out that the only thing we can do is drink and watch TV (two things we are all very good at). But I mustered up some strength to make dinner at least so that’s a plus. Luckily, I had all of these ingredients in my kitchen already, so no extra groceries were necessary! Another great salmon recipe that was very easy to make (and eat). Mix the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water and set it aside. Next mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic powder and honey in a small sauce pan and put over medium heat until it simmers. Add the cornstarch mixture to this until it thickens up a but (about 2 – 3 minutes), remove from the burner and let it cool down. Once its at room temperature, cover the salmon with this marinade and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the over to 400 degrees and place the salmon in a baking dish and cover with the marinade. Cook for about 20 minutes. Serve over rice and asparagus and drizzle with sriracha mayo (homemade or bought at the store – the latter works fantastic for me!). Give it a try!!


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 salmon filets



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Tried to make the drizzle look cool, but it definitely did not turn out like I planned. Oh well! Shakespeare even couldn’t keep his paws off this one 🙂


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