Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

03.27.2018

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 Make Teriyaki Salmon

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.

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

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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

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

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 sauteed 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

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

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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!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 340 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

42 comments

  • TotsMom: I used this sauce on baked chicken breast, it was delicious. Thanks for sharing. June 29, 2014 at 9:23am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I just tried it on chicken too :). I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for your feedback. June 29, 2014 at 9:57pm Reply

  • Kate: When you say “rotate to opposite side” (when putting sauce on salmon) do you mean put sauce on the bottom of the salmon too? Sounds great! Thanks for the recipe. June 25, 2014 at 10:05am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes sorry if that was confusing I just meant to cover both sides with the sauce. I hope you try it and love it Kate! June 25, 2014 at 2:04pm Reply

  • Noel: I made the sauce last night and enjoyed a thoroughly sensational meal including salmon, rice, asparagus and leeks. The recipe works so well.
    Cheers. June 25, 2014 at 1:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked the recipe Noel! Thanks so much for your feedback! June 25, 2014 at 2:04pm Reply

  • Matt Robinson: Naomi and I keep saying we need to make salmon, and this is exactly how I want it. Bookmarked. Beautiful! June 22, 2014 at 10:50pm Reply

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: Sounds good! June 22, 2014 at 4:24pm Reply

  • mimi: Beautiful! I love your recipe! June 22, 2014 at 3:59pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): What a gorgeous fillet, love the teriyaki glaze! June 22, 2014 at 12:53pm Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: I love teriyaki salmon, but for some reason have never made it myself. This looks SO good! June 22, 2014 at 11:10am Reply

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