Teriyaki Salmon is another Asian dish that you’d love for an easy meal! Savor the subtle freshness of this fish combined with the richness of the sauce! Also, watch the short video tutorial below and see how simple and delicious this recipe is!
As a family, we love the richness of the flavors that Asian dishes like this bring! Check out my posts on how I prepare Korean Fried Chicken, Instant Pot Tonkotsu Ramen with Chashu Pork, and Creamy Butter Chicken!
Easy Teriyaki Salmon Recipe
Teriyaki Salmon is surprisingly easy to prepare considering how elegant this dish is. This is truly restaurant-quality but homey at the same time!
I love how the umami flavors of the sauce complement the flavors of the fish. It is not always that we have this fish at home.
So, when I do have it, I make it a point to cook it perfectly. And this recipe simply demonstrates that.
When you learn this recipe, you will be saying goodbye to your favorite Japanese restaurant for some time. Instead, you will be enjoying this dish at home whenever you want!
What is Teriyaki Salmon?
In Japan, the term teriyaki itself refers to grilling or broiling meat, usually fish, and then glazing it. For this recipe, we will use salmon fillets and use the sauce as a marinade and a glaze.
How to make Teriyaki Sauce?
Simply combine sweetener, soy sauce, aromatics, and water in a saucepan. Heat the mixture until it thickens to the consistency that you want. If you want it thicker, you can stir in a slurry made with cornstarch and cold water.
Please refer to this previous post on the details on how to make the sauce.
How to make Teriyaki Salmon
- Prep for baking: Grease the baking sheet and line it with greased foil. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Make the sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat until thickened. Once done, allow it to cool. This will be used as a marinade and glaze.
- Marinate: Put the fish and the marinade in a mixing bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic and marinate for 20 minutes.
- Bake: Arrange the pieces on the baking sheet and bake for a few minutes. Do not discard the marinade.
- Simmer: Get the marinade and put it in a saucepan. Allow it to boil then reduce to a simmer. Stir and cook until your desired consistency.
- Glaze: Serve the cooked salmon brushed with the syrup and garnished.
How long to bake salmon?
The baking time depends on how thick your cuts are and on the kind of salmon that you are using. Different species of the fish have higher fat content than others that can withstand longer baking times.
For this recipe, the total baking time would be around 12 to 16 minutes. You want to make sure that each piece is flaky and opaque. Halfway through the cooking, you can start checking for doneness.
Can you grill this?
Yes! Grilling is the traditional Japanese way of preparing this dish.
You can grill it at 400 degrees for about 4 minutes per side. Refer to this maple soy grilled version for more ideas.
What to serve with Teriyaki Salmon?
For a hearty meal, pair it with grains or veggie dishes like the following:
How to store leftovers?
Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- In terms of food safety, you need to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees according to the USDA. Hence, always consider this when checking for doneness.
- To avoid overcooking the fish, you can use the residual heat while resting so that you can take it off the heat at around 135-140 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Instead of grilling or baking, you can pan-sear the fish.
Teriyaki Salmon is another Asian dish that you'd love for an easy meal! Savor the subtle freshness of this fish combined with the richness of the sauce!
Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hr 15 mins
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