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black hand taking a forkful of jerk salmon in bowl

Jerk Salmon Bowls (Meal Prep Goals!)

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Courses
  • Cuisine: American


Tender and flaky baked salmon with homemade jerk marinade; then paired alongside rice and other tasty toppings for a complete filling meal! Make it your own with endless customizations!


  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, sliced and chopped finely- habanero pepper for sub
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste- freshly grated ginger for sub
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Jamaican allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon filets

Bowl Toppings

  • brown or white rice
  • lettuce- iceberg or romain
  • grape/cherry tomatoes
  • chopped mango
  • pickled red onions
  • freshly chopped cilantro
  • lime wedges


  1. Prepare the marinade: In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, chopped scallions, chopped pepper, maple syrup, worcestershire, brown sugar, thyme, ginger paste, garlic, salt, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, and lime juice together. Mix the marinade together very well to combine.
  2. Marinate the salmon: Take the salmon filets and remove any moisture from them by using a paper towel to pat dry. Then place the salmon filets into a large container with a lid or large resealable plastic bag. Pour in the marinade and use your hands (fitted with disposable gloves, if desired) to coat the salmon well into the marinade, making sure all the salmon filets are combined in the marinade. Then transfer the vessel into the refrigerator to allow the salmon to marinate overnight (preferably) or at least 2 hours.
  3. Bake the salmon: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a quarter sheet pan with aluminum foil and lightly spray with a bit of olive/avocado oil. Place the marinated salmon filets onto the baking sheet along with a bit of the marinade. Note: you do not have to use all of the leftover marinade, discard any remaining marinade. Bake the salmon for 20-25 minutes until tender and flaky.
  4. Assemble the bowls: To serve- in a bowl, evenly divide and add the rice of choice along with your desired toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, chopped mango, pickled red onions, fresh cilantro, and/or lime wedges, etc). Then top the bowl with the cooked jerk salmon. Repeat this process until the amount of bowls you desire for serving are assembled. Enjoy!

Keywords: salmon, jerk, bowls, meal prep, healthy