Lately I have been trying to include more fish in my meal plans and teriyaki salmon is definitely one of my favourite ways to go! Salmon teriyaki is a super quick and easy meal where you simply marinate the salmon in a homemade teriyaki sauce and then broil or grill it! Not including the marinate time, salmon teriyaki takes less than 15 minutes to put together making it perfect for busy weeknight meals and it is also sure to impress dinner guests!
Traditional teriyaki sauce is made by combining equal parts soy sauce, mirin and sake along with enough sugar to get it to the desired sweetness. The sauce is simply combined and the simmered to thicken and to cook off the alcohol. Once you have the basics of teriyaki sauce down you can change things up by doing things like replacing the sweetener or adding ingredients like ginger, etc. With teriyaki sauce being so easy to make at home you will never need to buy another bottled version again!
Note: Mirin is a sweetened sake and you should should be able to find a non-alcohol version in the Asian or sushi section of most grocery stores.
If you like things spicy then a drizzle of sriracha mayo is a must!
Quick, easy and tasty salmon teriyaki in a homemade teriyaki sauce.
- 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce (see below)
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed into 1 tablespoon water
- Marinate the salmon in the teriyaki sauce for 30 minutes to over night, place in a baking dish and bake in a preheated oven set to broil until the salmon flakes easily, about 7-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring the remaining marinade to a boil on a saucepan, add the cornstarch slurry and simmer until it has thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve the salmon with the thickened teriyaki sauce.
Option: Pan fry the salmon instead or broiling to get a nice and crispy skin.
Option: Serve topped with sriracha mayo for a spicy kick!
A quick and easy homemade teriyaki sauce that is perfect on steaks, fish, stir-frys, etc.
- 1/3 cup soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
- 1/3 cup mirin
- 1/3 cup sake
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Simmer everything in a sauce pan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Option: Add extras like garlic, ginger, etc.
Option: Replace the sugar with another sweetener like maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, etc.
Option: Replace the sake with another liquid like pineapple juice.
Option: Mix 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch into 1 tablespoon water, add to teriyaki sauce and simmer until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes, for a thicker glaze.
Tip: Make the teriyaki sauce ahead of time and store it in the fridge ready to use!
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