Hibachi Salmon (Japanese Steakhouse Style)

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This Japanese Steakhouse Style Hibachi Salmon is easy to make at home using simple ingredients. Serve it with Hibachi fried rice for a hearty meal.

Here are some more Hibachi-style recipes: Hibachi Ginger Salad Dressing, Hibachi Fried Rice, Hibachi Vegetables, Hibachi Chicken, and Hibachi Noodles.

Hibachi salmon served in a bowl.
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About Hibachi Salmon

This Japanese Steakhouse-Style Hibachi Salmon is a breeze to make at home using simple ingredients in under 20 minutes.

Homemade Hibachi-style salmon tastes just like the one you get at Japanese restaurants like Benihana, Kyoto, and Kobe. The plus point is that you can adjust the recipe as you need. It is much more economical to make at home, too.

Hibachi Salmon is made by pan-searing Atlantic salmon fillets and coating them with a soy sauce-based tangy and savory sauce.

Enjoy it for a comforting Hibachi-style dinner with white rice, hibachi fried rice, or hibachi noodles and yum-yum sauce.

Ingredients

Hibachi salmon ingredients list 1.
Hibachi salmon ingredients list 2.

Salmon – I recommend using Atlantic pink salmon fillets about 1 inch thick. If you are using frozen salmon, thaw it thoroughly and pat it dry before using it.

You can use salmon fillets with skin on or off.

Cooking Oil – I used a combination of toasted sesame oil and extra virgin olive oil, which is popular in Hibachi cooking.

Feel free to use any cooking oil of your choice.

Garlic & Ginger – Fresh ginger and garlic oomphs up the taste of this simple dish.

Dark Soy Sauce is a must-have ingredient in Hibachi cooking. For health reasons, you can use low-sodium soy sauce.

Replace soy sauce with tamari for a gluten-free Hibachi salmon dish.

Cooking Wine – The addition of cooking wine intensifies and enhances the flavors of other ingredients. You can replace it with white wine vinegar or rice vinegar.

Black Pepper – Freshly ground black pepper is preferred.

Lemon Juice – It brings all the Hibachi flavors together and adds freshness to the recipe. Make sure to use freshly squeezed lemon juice.

You can replace lemon juice with lime juice.

How To Make Hibachi Salmon

Rinse 2-3 salmon fillets (5-6 oz each, skin on or off) and pat them dry using paper tissues.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil and 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil to the pan.

Oil heating in a pan.

Once the oil is hot and shimmery, place the salmon fillets in a single layer and sear for 4 minutes.

Salmon fillets added to the pan.

Flip gently using a pair of tongs and cook the second side for another 3-4 minutes.

Don’t overcook. The salmon flesh should still be some pink, as the fish will continue to cook when removed from heat. 

Fried salmon fillets.

Transfer the filets to a plate and keep them aside.

Reduce the heat to medium.

Add 1 tablespoon minced ginger and 1 tablespoon minced garlic to the same pan and saute for 15-20 seconds.

Ginger and garlic added to the pan.

Add the following ingredients to the pan and cook for 10-15 seconds, stirring continuously.

  • 2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Soy sauce, cooking wine, lemon juice and black pepper added to the pan.

Transfer the salmon fillets to the pan and coat them with the sauce on both sides.

Salmon fillets added back to the pan.

Transfer the fillets to the serving plate and pour the remaining sauce. Serve hot.

Ready Hibachi salmon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any other fish in place of salmon?

Yes, sure, you can. Use any fish fillets of your choice. Cod, haddock, maceral, trout, etc., all work great.

How do I know if the salmon is cooked?

The salmon fillets are cooked through when they flake easily with a fork and are no longer translucent in the center. The internal temperature should reach 145°F (63°C).

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This Japanese Steakhouse Style Hibachi Salmon is super easy to make at home using simple ingredients. Serve it with Hibachi fried rice for a hearty meal.
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Hibachi Salmon Recipe (Japanese Steakhouse Style)

This Japanese Steakhouse Style Hibachi Salmon is super easy to make at home using simple ingredients. Serve it with Hibachi fried rice for a hearty meal.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 2-3 salmon fillets (5-6 oz each, skin on or off)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce (use tamari for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking wine (or rice vinegar or white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (or 1 tablespoon lime juice)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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Instructions 

  • Rinse salmon fillets and pat them dry using paper tissues.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add sesame oil and extra virgin olive oil to the pan.
  • Once the oil is hot and shimmery, place the salmon fillets in a single layer and sear for 4 minutes.
  • Flip gently using a pair of tongs and cook the second side for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Don’t overcook. There should still be some pink in the salmon flesh, as the fish will continue to cook when removed from heat. 
  • Transfer the filets to a plate and keep them aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium.
  • Add ginger and garlic to the same pan and saute for 15-20 seconds.
  • Add soy sauce, cooking wine, lemon juice, and black pepper to the pan and cook for 10-15 seconds, stirring continuously.
  • Transfer the salmon fillets back to the pan and coat them with the sauce on both sides.
  • Transfer the fillets to the serving plate and pour the remaining sauce over them. Serve hot.

Video

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Notes

I recommend using Atlantic pink salmon fillets about 1 inch in thickness. If you use frozen salmon, thaw it completely and pat it dry before using it.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 1082mg, Potassium: 910mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 72IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 2mg
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