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 half of 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 in a saucepan, add the cornstarch slurry and simmer until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve the salmon with the thickened teriyaki sauce.
Option: Serve topped with sriracha mayo for a spicy kick!
A quick and easy homemade teriyaki sauce that’s perfect on steaks, fish, stir-frys, etc.
- 1/3 cup soy sauce (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: 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 util ready to use!
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This teriyaki salmon looks great.I love japanese cook and your blog is great.
The Cooking Ninja says
I love salmon teriyaki 🙂
Peter M says
Kevin, great looking salmin and thanks for the Teriyaki recipe too!
This blog rocks!
Just made this for supper. Yummy! Thanks dude.
Wow, I really like what I see in your blog! My food is boring too, but I also don’t know how to cook so I microwave almost everything, and I’ve got 300 cookbooks I’ve never even touched (I bought only the ones with photos, especially step-by-step photos), but I’ve got to start somewhere. I like the photos of what the final dish looks like, but I’m more likely to make an attempt if I see step by step info and photos, like in your link to the original Greek dolmade recipe, so I’ve bookmarked that page too. I was looking for images of grapes, saw a dolmades photo in image search, that photo led to your blog. I’m especially partial to anything with salmon, I always order that in one dish or another in restaurants but I’d like to learn how to cook it at home. I’ve bookmarked your blog, I’ll definitely be coming back here! 🙂
I am now in UK and need to cook something simple, nice and healthy, I will probably make this tonight as my bubby loves salmon. Yours look fabulous!
Wonderful!!I also have another version of the teriyaki salmon!Visit my site for recipe:)
I just made this and it smells divine. Being a new mom, I barely have time to cook, but this recipe is so easy. Thank youso much for this yummy recipe 🙂
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Oh yes, this is something I will definitely like. It looks so delicious and it is so easy to make!
Kevin this salmon looks great!
This looks like every kind of amazing!
This salmon looks amazing! Absolutely perfect and so flavorful Kevin!
Alice // Hip Foodie Mom says
Sriracha mayo . . yes!!! Looks so delicious!
Matt Robinson says
Two of my favs, salmon and teriyaki sauce, and homemade! So perfect, Kevin!
I discovered recently that you can't go wrong with molasses in an Asian sauce… I made it on chicken wings, but I bet it'd be great on salmon too!
md: Brown sugar works well in place of the regular sugar and it has that hit of molasses flavour so adding molasses would also be great. A touch of molasses is also great in chicken fried rice!
Jodee Weiland says
Kevin, this looks wonderful! What a great recipe for salmon…love it!
I love salmon, especially during the summertime when we can use our grill. Love the teriyaki glaze on this!
janet @ the taste space says
Gorgeous new photos, Kevin! I thought I recognized the origin recipe – I remember making your salmon teriyaki udon noodle soup 🙂
Cate @ Chez CateyLou says
I don't even like salmon, and I want to eat this. It looks so delicious and your pictures are stunning! I think that teriyaki glaze would make anything amazing, it sounds so good!
janet @ the taste space: I was making the salmon teriyaki and figured that I should update the old photos! Plus, I used it in another dish that is coming soon! 🙂
This is one of my favorite meals!! Your salmon looks amazing!
So excited to try this homemade teriyaki recipe!! Thanks for sharing. Looks great!
Emily S says
I love this recipe – simple & special all at the same time! I agree, trying to incorporate more fish into the week's menu, this one will be on the list. Thanks!
Allie BakingAMoment says
Salmon with a sweet glaze is one of my absolute favorites! And I never knew homemade teriyaki was so simple to make. Love the sriracha mayo too!
Marcie FlavortheMoments says
I love salmon with a sweet/salty sauce, and that sriracha mayo sounds heavenly!
Sharlynn Ng says
Delicious! I'm a huge fan of both salmon and teriyaki! I can eat teriyaki anything! Chicken, pork, meatballs…fish…anything!
Maggie Zhu says
Stunning pictures! I love salmon teriyaki, but this is the most delicious photos I ever saw!
Eddie Lee says
4794mg of sodium… Is that right? That's almost two times the recommended daily amount!
Eddie Lee says
Oops sorry didn't read the "per cup" part. My apologies.
teriyaki is one my favorite ways to have salmon. thanks to you, I now know how to make my own sauce.
I have the salmon… Thanks for "yummo" recipe for tonight' supper! Thx, 2, for Teriyaki recipes . . . no more will I look for it in the supermarket.