Furikake Salmon

Serves 4

| Prep Time: 10 mins

| Cook Time: 15 mins

| Total Time: 25 mins

You may need: Dried Garlic Powder

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Furikake is a Japanese table condiment most often used as a rice seasoning to add a burst of savory (umami) and salty flavor. But it's also sprinkled and pinched on any number of dishes from noodle soups to savory pancakes, such as Okonomiyaki. This recipe for an easy Furikake Baked Salmon adds layers of flavor and crunch to a weeknight staple: baked salmon. There are many variations of Furikake, including ones that include bonito (dried skipjack tuna) flakes, dried mushrooms, sugar, and also (unfortunately) the chemical MSG to add artificial umami flavor. We offer a vegan version (no tuna) and without sugar (or MSG), made with with pure nori (seaweed), white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, and a pinch of sea salt. Use it to season anything, from rice to ramen. This dish can also be served alongside sautéed veggies / greens like spinach or bok choy, or baked squash.


  • 1.5 - 2 lbs salmon fillets

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1/3 tsp salt (optional)

  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise

  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs

  • 2 Tbsp Piquant Post Furikake spice blend

  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted


Tip: The exact cook time of your salmon will vary depending on the size of your filets. Keep a close eye on your salmon and check for doneness around the 12 minute mark.

Panko breadcrumbs are extra crunchy and light and are a wonderful addition to your kitchen. Use regular breadcrumbs if you can't get Panko at the supermarket.

Optional ingredients add a little character and flavor but don’t sweat it if you don’t have them.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with olive oil or cooking spray. Cut your salmon into desired serving-size portions. Place salmon on the baking sheet (skin-side down). Brush with olive oil.

In a small pan, toast your bread crumbs until golden brown (~2 mins on Med) and remove. Next, melt the butter in the small pan or briefly in the microwave. In a small bowl, stir together the bread crumbs with melted butter, Piquant Post Furikake spice, and salt.

pread a dollop of mayonnaise on top of your salmon fillets and then spread the Furikake bread crumbs on top of the mayonnaise.

Place the salmon in the oven and bake for 15-20 mins, until cooked through. Serve over white rice with steamed veggies, or with a side salad.

Alternatives & Substitutions

  • Furikake is a Japanese table condiment that adds a burst of umami to any dish. Try it on white rice, over hummus, sprinkle over soups, add it to roasted eggplant, top your guacamole, or toss with popcorn.

  • For a plant based alternative, try using Furikake to season our Vegan Poke Bowl!

  • Looking for a more exotic recipe? Try our authentic Japanese Okonomiyaki (savory pancakes) recipe.

  • Need a new, easy and flavorful meal to work into your rotation? Try our Soba Noodles with Chicken, Edamame and Furikake recipe.

  • Need more inspiration? Check out 19 more ways to use Furikake.

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