Teriyaki Salmon and Soba Salad

Did I tell you that I am busy?

Very busy?

So busy that I don't really have time to write this blog and yet here I am, my children are asleep, thinking about ways that I can save myself time when it comes to cooking meals. During the week my family and I stream through the door at 5:30pm and I literally have 10 minutes to get something into my daughter's mouth before she throws a epic tantrum.  She is charming as hell, but that girl turns into a demon when not fed on time.

When I am really organised we have leftovers, but that doesn't happen very often.  She also will not eat packaged baby food anymore, fair enough because neither would I.  So I thought I would share with you, the quickest meal that I know how to cook. 

Hopefully your children eat Salmon, if not you're screwed, or just give them the noodles and pray that daycare feeds them enough nutrients during the day to not warrant a "square"meal in the evening. 

Teryaki Salmon and Soba Salad

Salmon (skin on)
1/4 cup soy
1/4 cup mirin
1/ tsp brown sugar
Juice from one lime
Half a pack of soba noodles
Sliced red and yellow capsicum
Sliced red onion
Sliced Cucumber
Snow peas


  1. Mix the mirin and soy together, then dunk the fillet skin up in the sauce.
  2. Turn on a small saucepan, add hot water and bring to the boil, turn on a small fry pan add oil and turn to a high heat.
  3. Slice your capsicum, cucumber and red onions.
  4. When the water comes to the boil, throw in the soba noodles, cook for 2 minutes. Then add the snow peas.  After another minute, drain the soba and snow peas and rinse in cold water.
  5. When the fry pan is nice and hot, place the salmon skin side down for about 5 minutes. Flip over and depending on the thickness of the piece cook for an additional 3 minutes and then set aside.
  6. Quickly add the soy and mirin mixture to the fry pan.  Cook for another minute
  7. Mix all of the ingredients (except the salmon) in a bowl. 
  8. Place salmon on top and marvel at how good that looks considering it literally took around 12 minutes.
And yes the final two minutes your cherub of a daughter was screaming the house down. 


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