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Teriyaki salmon in a parcel (年年庆有余)




Source: Adapted and modified from Annabel Karmel Family Cookbook

Serve: 2

120g salmon fillet
Ginger (julienned)
Dash of white sesame seeds

For ganishings (the combination and amount are up to individual preference):
Baby sweetcorn
Snow peas
Carrots (finely sliced with a vegetable peeler)

1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine )
1 tbsp sake (Japanese rice wine) – (Mine is a sake style cooking seasoning/料理酒)
1 tsp granulated sugar
Salt and pepper (for marinating salmon)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Make the teriyaki sauce: Combine the light soy sauce, mirin, sake and sugar in a small bowl. Pour into a small saucepan and simmer until it is slightly thicken. Set aside to cool down.
  3. Clean and rinse salmon fillet. Pat dry with kitchen towel. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Place the salmon fillet on a sheet of parchment paper. Arrange some ginger strips on top. Fold the parchment paper to make a parcel. Add 1- 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce before sealing the top. Put the parcel on a baking tray and bake for 12 minutes. The time required for baking may vary depending on the thickness of your fish fillet.
  5. Meanwhile, blanch the baby sweetcorn, snow peas and carrots. Drizzle the remaining teriyaki sauce on the blanched vegetables. Serve with the salmon and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.


  1. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can replace it with aluminum foil.
  2. You can replace salmon with any other delicate fish with flat fillets such as grey sole, halibut, red snapper etc.
  3. This method is also suitable to cook meat, chicken, pasta and vegetables.
  4. The teriyaki sauce is similar to the one I used for shiitake mushroom stir-fry post.
  5. You can use herbs and aromatic vegetables to enhance the flavour of this dish.
  6. How to seal a package – Check out this video (Red mullet with orange and fennel en papillote-Gordon Ramsay) and this video (Cooking Salmon En Papillote Recipe Step 3 by Expert Village )
  7. How to blanch vegetables – refer to this post for the steps.
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  1. NKOTB says:

    teriyaki is always nice regardless is fish or chicken, right?

  2. allie says:

    I love salmon! and Teriyaki sauce too!

  3. beachlover says:

    love to cook salmon but nowaday salmon is so pricy…Never try to cook in parcel but must try one day soon..your is so colorful and vibrate

  4. Alice says:

    This is simply healthy and meaningful. What a creative idea to cook for CNY.

  5. Salmon tastes great with teriyaki sauce!

  6. peachkins says:

    It looks very tasty…healthy too!

  7. Pei-Lin says:

    I love salmon in teriyaki sauce, too! Served along with some greens makes it a perfect, wholesome meal on its own!

    Happy Lunar New Year to you! Have a safe trip home!

  8. mycookinghut says:

    Salmon is good and rich in omega 3 yes! It’s a pretty dish!!!

  9. LCOM says:

    Healthy and delicious, I like!

  10. gertrude says:

    My husband love anything with teriyaki but I always just pad-fried them. By the way, how long will you be in KL?

  11. Sean says:

    I prefer teriyaki chicken, but I guess I can understand how teriyaki salmon would taste pretty good.

  12. Salmon and Teriyaki source are always my no.1 choice when ever I visited a Japanese restaurant 🙂

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  14. noobcook says:

    I love to wrap things up in a parcel and bake in an oven too. so fuss free. Your dish looks auspicious and yummy. Where did u get parchment paper in Singapore? I always use aluminium foil.

  15. peanutts says:

    looks delish and very healthy :), I love salmon but rarely cook it and we dont get it back home. And also happy new year to you as you say gong xi fa chai 🙂 , hope I got it right 😀

    • food-4tots says:

      Peanutts: Tks! Unlike Singapore, I also couldn’t find great bargain for salmon when I was in Penang. Well, you can always subsitute with other fish and cook in parchment. Thanks for your CNY wishes! 😉

  16. tigerfish says:

    I have been eating more salmon lately.

  17. felicia says:

    teriyaki-anything is awesome!
    especially with salmon 🙂

  18. Elin says:

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and family 🙂
    I love salmon and so healthy too :))

  19. We often have salmon for meals. Luckily, we can get very fresh salmon here easily.

    Love this “年年庆有余”, very meaningful.

    Happy New Year 虎年進步!

  20. My gosh, that looks soooooo good!!! Healthy and tasty. You’re such a fantastic cook. Happy New Year to you & your family!!

  21. Lovely =) Just wrote on Rilsta’s blog (myfoodtrail) that I love salmon teriyaki and have seen a whole bunch of different recipes for it lately! I like using Harumi’s but yours certainly looks very elaborate and pretty =D

  22. PauCen says:

    Hi, can we use the ready-bought teriyaki souce instead?

    • food-4tots says:

      PauCen: Yes, you can. Unless you have a ready-bought teriyaki sauce at home, otherwise I suggest that you try to make your own teriyaki sauce. It is quite easy and you can adjust the taste (esp sweetness) according to your preference. Hope it helps! 😉

  23. Mei Ling says:

    Hi, I have tried baking this. It was yummy. My hubby and kids love it. Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

  24. Nellyn says:

    Can I know where to buy this Parchment paper from ? I don’t
    See it at ntuc . Are they same as grease free paper ?


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