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Japanese-Inspired Salmon Recipe For Kids

Today, we’re going on a delightful journey to discover the wonders of Japanese-inspired salmon, specially crafted with kids in mind. We have developed a recipe that not only will your kids love, but the whole family!

Let’s Explore Japanese Cuisine!

Imagine a world of delicious discoveries, where fresh ingredients and amazing tastes come together. That’s the essence of Japanese cuisine! And today, we’ll dive into a fantastic recipe that brings the magic of Japan to your plate, starring our delightful friend, salmon.

The Enchantment of Japanese-Inspired Salmon

Our Japanese-inspired salmon is like a tasty treasure hunt that combines the awesomeness of salmon with the enchanting flavours and colours of Japan. This dish is not only super yummy but also super fun to make!

Magic Seasonings

The first secret to our scrumptious dish is the magic of seasonings. We’ll mix soy sauce, mirin, and a sprinkle of ginger and garlic to create a marvellous marinade. These special ingredients will make the salmon dance with flavours that will make you go, “Wow!”

Unleash Your Cooking Skills

Ready, set, cook! Marinate the salmon in our special sauce. Watch as it soaks up all the tasty goodness, getting ready to become the star of our meal!

Grilling Adventure

Next comes the grilling adventure! We’ll carefully place the marinated salmon on the grill. As it sizzles and cooks, the salmon will turn into a golden, delicious treat!

Rainbow of Veggies

But our journey doesn’t end there! To make our dish even more exciting, we’ll add a rainbow of fresh veggies. Crunchy carrots, juicy cherry tomatoes, and more colourful friends will join our salmon to create a picture-perfect plate.


  • 4 small salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin (It’s like a magical sweet sauce!)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced (Ask for help to chop them finely!)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger (It smells amazing!)
  • Assorted fresh vegetables for the rainbow garnish (carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, etc.)


  1. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, mirin, water, minced garlic, and grated ginger to create the magical marinade.
  2. Carefully place the salmon fillets in the marinade, like little sailors in a yummy ocean. Let them swim in the sauce for about 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  4. Take the salmon out of the marinade and give them a gentle. Place them on the grill and let them cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Watch them transform into golden beauties!
  5. While the salmon cooks, wash and cut the veggies into fun shapes and colours. Arrange them around the salmon like a colourful garden.
  6. Now comes the best part! Carefully place the grilled salmon on a plate, surrounded by the vibrant veggies. Ta-da! Your Japanese-inspired salmon adventure is complete!

A pro tip, cook up some rice in a rice cooker, it makes the perfect side dish with your salmon!

You’ve just created a masterpiece that will wow your taste buds and make everyone around you smile with delight. Your Japanese-inspired salmon is not only delicious but healthy as well with all those vegetables!