Japanese Baked Salmon Belly

Japanese Baked Salmon Belly is packed with flavor and full of healthy, good for you omega fats! This easy recipe will show you how to make the best salmon belly on the planet!

If you haven’t tried salmon belly, you are in for a treat.  This particular cut of the salmon is so flavorful and melts in your mouth, it’s no wonder it’s one of our most popular recipes here.

It makes for a healthy and tasty side dish to serve along some green salad, steamed veggies or rice of choice!

Japanese baked salmon belly served on a white plate topped with sesame seeds, top down picture.

What’s Japanese Baked Salmon Belly?

Strips of salmon belly are baked to perfection then finished with a drizzle of a Japanese style soy yuzu sauce and a sprinkle of fresh green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

Japanese baked salmon belly served on a white plate topped with sesame seeds, chopped green onions and yuzu soy sauce dressing being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Where can I get salmon belly for this recipe?

You usually can get it at a Japanese or Asian supermarket.  You also might be able to request some from your local supermarket’s fish department.

Just have them clean it and cut it into vertical strips (longways).

How long do you bake the salmon belly for?

The perfect time and temp is 425F for 7-8 minutes in the center of the oven.  Make sure the salmon bellies are not touching one another during the baking process.

Japanese baked salmon belly served on a white plate topped with sesame seeds, chopped green onions and yuzu soy sauce dressing being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Looking for other salmon recipes?  By sure to check these out!

Now, let’s get started making this Japanese Baked Salmon Belly recipe!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cook Time 8M
  • Total Time 13M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lbs Salmon Belly (about 3-5 strips)
  • 1/8 tsp Cooking Spray Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of Yuzu (can substitute with lemon juice)
  • 1 Drop Sesame Oil (literally just a drop)
  • 1/2 Stalk of Green Onion
  • 1/8 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Pat salmon dry with a paper towel and lightly sprinkle salt on the salmon bellies.

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3) Cover toaster oven tray with aluminum foil and lightly spray cooking oil or use a silicone baking mat. Place salmon belly on the tray and cook at 425F for 7-8 minutes.

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4) In a small mixing bowl, add Soy Sauce, Yuzu, Sesame Oil and set aside.  Note – for the Sesame Oil, it’s literally just a drop.

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5) Finely slice green onions and set aside.

6) Once salmon bellies are cooked, take out and plate.  Sprinkle chopped green onions, Toasted Sesame Seeds and drizzle sauce on top.

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Hope you enjoy your Japanese Baked Salmon Belly!

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Japanese baked salmon belly served on a white plate topped with sesame seeds, top down picture.

Japanese Baked Salmon Belly

Japanese Baked Salmon Belly is packed with flavor and full of healthy, good for you omega fats! This easy recipe will show you how to make the best salmon belly on the planet!
4.67 from 45 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese baked salmon, salmon belly recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 208kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lbs Salmon Belly about 3-5 strips
  • 1/8 tsp Cooking Spray Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Yuzu can substitute with lemon juice
  • 1/16 tsp Sesame Oil literally just a drop
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1/8 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Japanese Baked Salmon Belly Recipe (1)
  • Pat salmon dry with a paper towel and lightly sprinkle salt on the salmon bellies.
    Japanese Baked Salmon Belly Recipe (20)
  • Cover toaster oven tray with aluminum foil and lightly spray cooking oil. Place salmon belly on the tray and cook at 425F for 7-8 minutes.
    Japanese Baked Salmon Belly Recipe (4)
  • In a small mixing bowl, add Soy Sauce, Yuzu, Sesame Oil and set aside. Note - for the Sesame Oil, it's literally just a drop.
  • Finely slice green onions and set aside.
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  • Once salmon bellies are cooked, take out and plate. Sprinkle chopped green onions, Toasted Sesame Seeds and drizzle on sauce.

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Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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4 Comments

  1. Made this tonight but it looked nothing like yours. There was a grayish skin covering the meat. What did I do wrong?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Cindy! It’s hard to say without seeing a picture of the salmon belly cut you used, but my guess would be the inner lining of the belly meat/membrane wasn’t removed when filleted. If you have any salmon belly leftover, see if there is a layer (whatever was grey) you can peel off with your hands. Hope that helps!

  2. sabrina friedman

    21 kcal per serving dies not seem correct. What are the calories per 6 oz serving? Thank you

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Sabrina – I looked at the database the nutritional fact program pulls the values from and noticed it was using regular salmon and not salmon belly. I went ahead and manually inputted the numbers so it should be correct now.

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