Teriyaki Salmon Recipe


This easy to make oven baked Teriyaki Salmon recipe is destined to become a new favorite! It uses basic ingredients to make a tasty homemade teriyaki sauce which creates the most perfectly glazed salmon. Serve it with white or brown rice and steamed veggies for a delicious, protein and vitamin packed weeknight meal!

Teriyaki Salmon

How to Cook Teriyaki Salmon and Prepare the Teriyaki Sauce

To make this salmon all you have to do prep a quick teriyaki sauce, then pour over salmon fillets and bake it in the oven until cooked through.

To start you’ll mince garlic, and ginger. Add that to a saucepan along with soy sauce, water, honey, brown sugar and fresh lemon juice.

Teriyaki Salmon

Bring that mixture to a light boil then stir in a water/cornstarch slurry (which will thicken the sauce up perfectly) and let that boil for a minute.

Then place the salmon in a sprayed baking dish, pour the sauce over the salmon, bake it in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes. Sprinkle on a few garnishes if desired and your moments away from such a tasty dinner!

Teriyaki Salmon

Baked Teriyaki Salmon or Pan Seared

You could also pan fry the salmon if you’d rather, then pour the sauce over after it’s cooked. But I do like here how baking it allows some time for the sauce to seep into the salmon and give it some flavor.

And if you like one more layer of flavor try it with a little sesame oil , about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. A little goes a long way. It’s definitely optional and I don’t always add it.

Teriyaki Salmon

What to Serve with Teriyaki Salmon

I like the look of the white rice here but to make it healthier I do prefer to serve it with brown rice. Have you tried making brown rice in your Instant Pot yet?? I did the other day and it worked great!

And good options for steamed or sautéed veggies to pair with this include asparagus (take advantage of it right now while it’s in season), broccoli, carrots, zucchini, bok choy, or cabbage.

Teriyaki Salmon

A Family Friendly Recipe

I love this recipe because it’s definitely family friendly, as in picky kids will even go for it. It’s packed with flavor and so easy to make. Add it to the to-do list this week you’ll love it!

Recipe originally shared June, 2014.

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Teriyaki Salmon

5 from 8 votes

This easy to make oven baked Teriyaki Salmon recipe is destined to become a new favorite! It uses basic ingredients to make a tasty homemade teriyaki sauce which creates the most perfectly glazed salmon. Serve it with white or brown rice and steamed veggies for a delicious weeknight meal!

Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 green onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds, for serving (optional)

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 6 - 8 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce, depending on how salty you like it
  • 8 Tbsp water divided
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 1 Tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking dish* with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In a small saucepan whisk together low-sodium soy sauce, 6 Tbsp water, honey, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and lemon juice and bring mixture to a light boil over medium heat. 

  3. Whisk together cornstarch with remaining 2 Tbsp water, then add to sauce mixture in saucepan.

  4. Let mixture boil, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  5. Place salmon in baking dish then pour teriyaki sauce evenly over salmon (I also like to lift the fillets up so the sauce runs right under). 

  6. Bake in preheated oven 12 - 15 minutes until salmon has cooked through (cooked time will vary depending on thickness of salmon). 

  7. Serve warm topped with some of the teriyaki sauce from the baking dish (use excess sauce for steamed asparagus or broccoli on the side) and chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

  8. *I recommend using a baking dish that's just large enough to fit salmon while leaving a little space between fillets.

  9. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 879mg 37%
Potassium 876mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Sugars 19g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Teriyaki Salmon
Calories: 340 kcal
Author: Jaclyn
Recipe originally shared June 2014, photos have been updated.


  • Kerrie: Thank you for this recipe looks amazing 😉 May 26, 2019 at 2:54pm Reply

  • Cheryl: Excellent! The sauce was simple and delicious and kept the salmon moist while it cooked. On repeat. January 22, 2019 at 3:18pm Reply

  • Jennifer de Koeyer: This recipe is amazing! I tripled the recipe and served it part of a healthy Christmas dinner for 10. Everyone loved it and it turned out perfectly. My sons said it was the best Christmas dinner ever. I served it with Jasmine rice, a spinach dish and also a colorful veggie stirfry. Baking the salmon in the teriyaki sauce keeps the salmon moist. Thank you for sharing this recipe. January 5, 2019 at 4:50pm Reply

  • Susan Uhal: This was so yummy. I imagine it would also be tasty on on chicken breasts. October 26, 2018 at 6:37pm Reply

  • Csmith: Husband loved it! 🤗 Thank you. September 26, 2018 at 6:54pm Reply

  • Colleen: Delicious! The sauce is amazing! I discovered my fresh ginger was gone so I used 1 tsp of powdered. So so good! I can’t wait to try with chicken August 24, 2018 at 7:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving 5 stars! August 27, 2018 at 9:59am Reply

  • Liz: My husband loves this recipe. And I even liked it, and I am not a fan of any type of fish. This is one of our ‘go to’ friday meals. The teriyaki sauce is simple and amazing, I’ve used it for other dishes as well. June 7, 2018 at 6:59pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy to hear it! June 8, 2018 at 9:04am Reply

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