Teriyaki salmon is not only quick and easy to make, but tastes incredibly delicious! It is full of flavor and makes a very healthy and tasty dinner when served with fluffy rice and sautéed asparagus or steamed broccoli.
This teriyaki salmon is one of the quickest, easiest and most delicious recipes ever! It is ready to be served in only 15 minutes, can be combined with a variety of vegetables and always tastes great. This probably is one of my favorite Japanese dishes to make at home. It is super simple and always turns out great. If you love healthy, easy and delicious Japanese recipes, then this one is perfect for you.
The ingredients you need for making teriyaki salmon are all super basic and should be easy to find in the grocery store or in an Asian supermarket. These are the ingredients you need:
- Salmon fillets. You can use any type of salmon to make teriyaki salmon. I like to use fattier types of salmon as they tend to stay juicy and always turn out great when seared.
- Soy sauce. You can use coconut aminos or tamari as alternatives to make this gluten-free and/or soy-free.
- Spring onion and sesame seeds (optional). I love to use sesame seeds and spring onion to garnish the teriyaki salmon, but these ingredients are totally optional.
- Ginger and garlic (optional). You can add ginger and/or garlic to the teriyaki sauce if you want to. I often go for some added ginger as it adds flavor and goes really well with the salmon and sauce.
How to make teriyaki salmon
Making teriyaki salmon is one of the easiest things ever! Just follow these super simple steps for making this healthy and delicious dish.
- Prepare the teriyaki sauce. Simply add all of the ingredients for the sauce to a small bowl and mix them.
- Sear the salmon. Next, preheat a pan over medium heat and sear the salmon from both sides until it is cooked through. Take the salmon out of the pan and set aside.
- Make teriyaki salmon. Now, clean the pan with paper towels and add the teriyaki sauce. Let the sauce simmer until it thickens up, add back the seared salmon fillets and cover them with the sauce.
- Garnish and serve. Garnish the teriyaki salmon with the spring onion and sesame seeds and serve the teriyaki salmon over fluffy rice and your favorite vegetables.
Can I bake teriyaki salmon in the oven?
Yes, you can make this in the oven. But I highly recommend searing the salmon in a pan as I find that it tastes better and is actually easier. The only time I would recommend using the oven is if you had to prepare a large amount of teriyaki salmon fillets.
If you want to make this dish in the oven, simply preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C) and let the salmon bake for 8-15 minutes (depending on the type and size of salmon you use). In the meantime, prepare the teriyaki sauce by adding it to a small pot and letting it simmer using low-medium heat. When the salmon is cooked through, cover the salmon fillets with the sauce using a brush.
Should I marinade the salmon fillets?
You definitely don’t have to marinade the salmon first! The sauce has lots of taste and is super flavorful, so there is no need to marinade the salmon fillets. Plus, going straight for making the teriyaki salmon saves some time.
More easy dinner recipes
If you want more healthy, tasty and easy recipes that are perfect for dinner, then definitely check out these recipes. They are all super yummy and delish.
- Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Ginger Soy Dressing
- Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
- Easy Beef Chili
- Thai Peanut Curry with Chicken
- Greek Chicken Pasta Salad
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1 tsp avocado oil
- 3 tbsp soy sauce alternatives: tamari or coconut aminos
- 3 tbsp mirin
- 3 tbsp sake
- 3 tbsp honey
- spring onion and/or sesame seeds to garnish
- optional: ginger and garlic
- Preheat a pan over medium heat with the avocado oil.
- Prepare the teriyaki sauce by adding the soy sauce, sake, mirin and honey to a small bowl and mixing it. Add minced garlic or grated ginger if you want to (optional).
- Rinse the salmon, pat it dry and sear it in the pan from both sides until it is cooked through. Cook time varies depending on the type of salmon you use, so check how long it needs to be seared. Then, take out the salmon and set it aside.
- Clean the pan with a paper towel and add the teriyaki sauce. Let the teriyaki sauce simmer until it starts to thicken. Make sure you don't use too much heat. Use just enough heat to make it simmer.
- Add the salmon to the pan and cover it with the teriyaki glaze.
- Garnish with spring onion and/or sesame seeds. Enjoy!
- Use coconut aminos for making a gluten-free and soy-free teriyaki sauce. Use tamari for a gluten-free teriyaki sauce.