Easy Furikake Salmon

For a fast and flavorful healthy dinner, try this Furikake Salmon recipe. With just 5 ingredients and 15 minutes you’ll be enjoying bold Japanese flavors on a perfectly cooked salmon fillet.

Furikake salmon served with rice

Salmon is easily one of my family’s favorite proteins. It’s something we enjoy eating, and I love how easy it is to change up the flavor profiles to keep it exciting. Best of all, it’s usually really quick to prepare.

One of my go-to ways of making salmon is layering it with a spice or herb crust that builds flavor into every bite. We’ve enjoyed Za’atar salmon, panko and herb salmon, and pesto salmon, but this furikake salmon recipe is my latest creation, and it’s extra delicious.

Thanks to an incredibly flavorful Japanese seasoning blend, this recipe delivers big taste in just 15 quick minutes, prep and cooking time included.

Furikake crusted salmon served with coleslaw and rice

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • It’s a quick recipe that only uses 5 ingredients to make.
  • It’s a fun way to make healthy fish really flavorful without a lot of effort or time.
  • The Japanese flavors make it perfect with any Asian inspired dinner.

What is Furikake?

Furikake is a Japanese seasoning blend that is typically a combination of seaweed, herbs, salt, fish flakes, sugar, and sesame seeds.

Furikake seasoning in a bowl

It was created as a way to add nutrition and flavor to plain steamed rice in Japan. Its name even derives from the Japanese word for sprinkles, because it’s designed to be sprinkled over the rice. But nowadays it’s very popular worldwide, especially in Japanese influenced places like Hawaii, and is used in tons of different ways.

You can find different varieties of furikake at most stores in the ethnic foods section, and I encourage you to try it on seafood, salads, meat, and vegetables.


You only need 5 ingredients to make this easy broiled salmon and all of them should be available year round.

Ingredients of the salmon topped with furikake seasoning
  • Salmon – I like to use skin-on fillets, about 6 ounces each in size.
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soy Sauce – Coconut aminos, liquid aminos, or tamari are good alternatives in a pinch.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil – This is a very fragrant, nutty oil that is used in a lot of Asian cooking. I highly recommend you pick up a bottle. It lasts forever in the fridge and you only need a little to add big flavor.
  • Furikake Seasoning -Furikake is available at many grocery stores, Asian markets, or can even be made at home.


Start by getting your broiler hot. You’ll need one oven rack positioned just 5 inches, or about 13 centimeters, beneath it. Line a baking sheet with foil and prep it by brushing it or spraying it with oil.

Mayonnaise and soy sauce mixture

Then combine the mayonnaise, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a bowl and whisk to combine. It will become the glue for the furikake.

Salmon coated with mayonnaise mixture

Place the salmon skin side down on the prepared baking sheet and coat the top with a thin layer of the soy mayonnaise mix. Sprinkle the furikake evenly over the top.

Salmon with furikake seasoning

Transfer the pan to the oven and broil it for 8 minutes. If you have very thick or thin fillets, you may need to adjust the time. 145°F (63°C) is the minimum safe temperature for salmon, which would be medium rare.

Serving and Storage

When your furikake salmon is cooked, serve it with sides like noodles, rice, quinoa, or any other grain. We like our fillets with a simple coleslaw and rice, and we definitely sprinkle a bit of extra furikake over everything!

Baked furikake salmon served in a plate

Any extras can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days. Reheat it gently in the microwave or on the stove to prevent overcooking and drying the fish out.

If you’re cooking for more than two, feel free to increase the recipe accordingly. It’s very easy to scale up and feed 4, 6, or more.

If you love this super simple salmon recipe, I urge you to check out the many, many others I have on the blog. Here are a few I recommend and hope you enjoy.

Furikake salmon served with coleslaw featured photo

Easy Furikake Salmon

This easy salmon topped with furikake seasoning is ready in 15 minutes and makes a flavorful weeknight dinner!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Jovita | Yummy Addiction

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  • 2 (6 oz. (170 g) each) salmon fillets , skin on
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) mayonnaise
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons (15 g) furikake


  • Preheat the broiler. Position a rack 4-5 inches (10-13cm) from the broiler.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and grease with oil or cooking spray. Put the salmon fillets, skin side down, on the baking sheet.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil in a small bowl. Evenly spread the prepared mixture in a thin layer over the salmon fillets, then sprinkle furikake on top.
  • Broil the salmon fillets for 8 minutes, or until the desired doneness (the time depends on the thickness of the fish).
  • Serve the salmon fillets over rice, noodles, quinoa, or any whole-grain you like!


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.2g | Protein: 38.8g | Fat: 19.9g | Cholesterol: 92.7mg | Sodium: 331mg | Sugar: 0.6g
Course: main dish
Cuisine: Hawaiian, Japanese
Keyword: baked salmon, furikake seasoning
Nutrition Facts
Easy Furikake Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 179
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.9g31%
Cholesterol 92.7mg31%
Sodium 331mg14%
Carbohydrates 2.2g1%
Sugar 0.6g1%
Protein 38.8g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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