Every time I make salmon I wonder why I don’t make it more often. I love the way it tastes and I also love how healthy it is. On and one more thing, I also love when I can get my kids to eat it. With a recipe like this, I think we could get just about anyone to eat it. That fishy tastes is no where to be found when it’s covered in a sauce like this.
All the fresh flavors of this teriyaki sauce perfectly enhance the salmon. It really is so worth the little bit of extra effort to add in the fresh ingredients versus using lemon juice from a bottle or dried ginger and garlic. I love how well a teriyaki sauce like this compliments salmon. I always get a teriyaki salmon at a local restaurant so I thought it was time to post a recipe on here.
This sauce is quick to prepare and it would also go amazingly well on chicken too. If you’d like you could make this salmon on the grill instead of baking it (I mean it is summer after all), just baste the salmon occasionally with the sauce while it’s grilling.
- 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
- 2 green onions , chopped
- Sesame seeds , for serving
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water , divided
- 3 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 3 medium cloves garlic minced
- 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
In a small saucepan whisk together low-sodium soy sauce, 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp of the water, the brown sugar, honey, garlic, ginger and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a light boil over medium heat. Whisk together cornstarch with remaining 2 Tbsp water, then add to sauce mixture in saucepan. Cook mixture stirring constantly, until it has thickened slightly, allowing it to gently boil several minutes (if you want it thicker you can let it simmer, just reduce the temp and stir frequently until it's reached desired thickness, keep in mind it will seem thicker once it cools though too). Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Meanwhile preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a non-stick baking dish with cooking spray.
Set aside about 1/4 cup of the teriyaki sauce. Place salmon in baking dish then brush tops with plenty of the teriyaki sauce (about 1 1/2 Tbsp), then rotate to opposite side and repeat. Bake in preheated oven 13 - 17 minutes until salmon has cooked through (cooked time will vary depending on thickness of salmon). Serve warm topped with reserved teriyaki sauce if desired, chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
Recipe Source: Cooking Classy