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Teriyaki Salmon

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Teriyaki Salmon
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 350kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 1/2 lbs salmon filet sliced into 2" wide slices

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce reduced-sodium
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water cold

To serve:

  • Sesame seeds optional
  • Green onion chopped optional


  • Grease a large rimmed baking sheet, for easier clean-up cover it with foil and then grease.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine 1 cup water, brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, rice wine, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the 1/4 cup water and whisk until fully dissolved.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan.
  • Heat the sauce and stir until it thickens to your desired thickness. If the sauce becomes too thick, add more water, little by little, to thin it out.
  • Cool the sauce to room temperature.

Make Teriyaki Salmon:

  • Add the salmon slices to a large mixing bowl. Pour the cooled sauce over the salmon, cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes or a few hours.
  • Transfer salmon to prepared baking sheet, and do not discard the marinade.
  • Bake for 12-16 min or until salmon is flaky and cooked through, bake time may vary depending how thick is the salmon.
  • While salmon is baking, transfer the remaining marinade to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3-4 min then remove from heat.
  • Once salmon has been cooked, brush it with the teriyaki sauce, then sprinkle with chopped green onions and sesame seeds and serve.



Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 960mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg