Teriyaki Salmon (AIP/Paleo/Refined Sugar-Free)

I am in love with wild sockeye salmon, in love, and with good reason! It is tasty, nutrient dense, and a huge component in my healing journey.

I’m aiming to reduce inflammation, so  it’s imperative that I up my omega 3 foods, like wild salmon.  Wild salmon has a stellar omega 3:6 ratio, which makes it an awesome anti-inflammatory food! Not only is it high in omega 3 but it also contains natural occurring  astaxanthin, a powerful anti-oxidant which gives wild sockeye salmon its beautiful red color. And guess what? Astaxanthin is also a potent anti-inflammatory! Bring on the wild salmon!!!

I always feel good after eating it. There has never, ever been a time that I ate wild salmon, and said “man, I wish I hadn’t eaten that amazing fish.”  Nope never happened. Advantage of eating good quality, anti-inflammatory food:  you don’t regret it!

This recipe was inspired by a recent trip to Ottawa. We travelled back to the city we once called home, in order for my husband to get a laser vasectomy.  He was quite nervous about it. I wasn’t nervous at all.  Although everyone around us was giving him so much attention. I swear he had more attention than I did after giving birth, THREE TIMES! But I digress.

I was confident my hubby (and his balls) were going to be fine. Actually, I was looking forward to the whole thing, I know, mean wife! But listen, we live in northern Ontario now, quite a ways from a major city, and the doctor’s office was in a very nice shopping neighbourhood. They told us to be there an hour prior to his appointment, so I was ecstatic that I had at least two hours of shopping. BUT they took him early and the procedure lasted a whole FIVE minutes! So much for my downtown shopping! But hubby was a trooper, he felt well enough to drive out and eat lunch at a restaurant, while I shopped at Terra 20 and Ikea. Word of advice: if you ever  consider going to Ikea with a toddler, before nap time, just don’t.  It’s not worth it. Trust me.

Anyways, I’m getting off topic here. I went to visit some friends while we were in Ottawa. I stayed for supper one evening at my friend Bonnie’s. I had just bought some wild sockeye salmon at Costco, so we took a few fillets and made a marinade that she often throws together. It was delicious! I knew I had to create a recipe like it once I got home! Thanks for the inspiration Bonnie!

Teriyaki Salmon (AIP/Paleo/Refined Sugar-Free)

Yield: 2 servings

Teriyaki Salmon (AIP/Paleo/Refined Sugar-Free)

Prep Time:
30 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Total Time:
45 minutes


  • 2 salmon fillets



    1. Mix all marinade ingredients together in a shallow dish.
    2. Place salmon fillets flesh side down into the marinade, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    3. Place the fillets onto a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet and pour remaining marinade over salmon.
    4. Bake at 350 for 15-20 mins.
    5. Enjoy!

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This recipe is shared on Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable.


  1. Yummm, looks delicious!!

  2. Can’t wait to try it. Had to remove the fish sauce from my wish list on Amazon and put it in my cart! LOL

    • YAY hope you like it! The fish sauce is flavourful and I love that it contains a good dose of protein as well! Good buy 🙂

  3. Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious! The garlic and ginger added depth and tang to the sweet, salty marinade. Even the dog was begging for a bite. (She didn’t get any, poor thing.) This will go into our regular rotation, and I can’t wait to try the marinade with other proteins like chicken and flank steak.

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