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Baked Teriyaki Glazed Salmon


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5 from 9 votes
Cook Time : 14 mins
Total Time : 54 mins
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Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

This Teriyaki Glazed Salmon is a quick and easy dinner that’s loaded with flavor. The sweet and savory teriyaki glaze is made with just a few simple ingredients, then brushed over the salmon as it cooks to perfection in the oven! 

If you love Instant Pot Teriyaki Salmon you may also enjoy this delicious recipe. The next time you need a family friendly meal that is not only healthy, but also tasty, then this is the recipe for you.

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Baked Teriyaki Glazed Salmon on a serving plate garnished with sliced green onions.

Soy and Ginger Salmon

I love feeding my family salmon for dinner, because not only is it full of protein and omega 3’s, but it also has other nutrients like vitamin A and selenium. Plus, the soy and ginger sauce in this recipe adds an amazing flavor that my family loves.

Why I Love This Recipe

Enjoy an explosion of flavor with this delicious salmon! A perfect dinner in a flash, it tantalizes your taste buds with the sweet and savory goodness of its teriyaki glaze.

  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Looks beautiful on a plate
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love salmon you may also enjoy this Keto Parmesan Crusted Baked Salmon recipe.

Ingredients

Baked Teriyaki Glazed Salmon ingredients.

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this easy recipe. Plus, all of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, and you most likely have the seasonings already on hand in your pantry.

Soy Sauce – I like to use regular soy sauce for this recipe. Kikkoman is my favorite brand.

Spices – For this recipe you will need ground ginger and garlic powder.

Salmon – I like to purchase the pre-portioned salmon fillets to make dinner easy.

Substitutions

Soy Sauce: If you prefer a gluten free version of this recipe you can use liquid aminos or tamari sauce.

Chicken Stock with Lemon: If you don’t have cooking sherry or mirin on hand, you can use chicken stock and lemon instead.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Spice: If you want to give this salmon a kick, try adding hot sauce or sriracha.

Sesame Seeds: For extra flavor and texture, top the glazed salmon with sesame or black sesame seeds.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this delicious savory recipe.

How to Make Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

Making this delicious salmon recipe is simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a healthy meal in no time at all.

Step 1: Mix together the marinade

Place soy sauce, brown sugar, ground ginger, garlic powder, honey, sesame oil and sherry in a small saucepan and whisk to combine.

Soy sauce, brown sugar, ground ginger, garlic powder, honey, sesame oil and sherry in a small saucepan.

Step 2: Heat the sauce until it thickens

Set over medium heat until sugar is completely melted and no longer grainy, about 4 minutes.

Whisk the cornstarch into the water and then add to the sauce mixture. Continue to cook for 4 minutes until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Sauce mixture in a small saucepan with spoon coated with sauce above the pan.

Step 3: Coat the salmon in the sauce

Place the salmon portions in a small bowl or casserole dish and cover with about 1/2 of the teriyaki sauce, reserving the remaining half for later.

Salmon portions covered in sauce in a casserole dish.

Step 4: Marinate the salmon

Refrigerate salmon for 30 minutes to marinate.

Step 5: Preheat the oven

Preheat oven to 400F.

Step 6: Prepare a baking sheet and add the salmon fillets

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set the marinated salmon on the baking sheet.

Step 7: Brush with additional sauce

Brush with additional teriyaki sauce, as needed.

Step 8: Bake the salmon portions

Bake for 14-16 minutes until an inserted thermometer reaches 125F-135F.

Baked salmon coated with teriyaki sauce on a baking sheet.

Step 9: Serve while warm

Remove salmon from oven and brush with additional teriyaki sauce, if desired. Serve with sliced green onions.

a closeup of Baked Teriyaki Glazed Salmon on a serving plate garnished with sliced green onions.

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve this baked salmon with a side of potatoes, like these Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes or these these Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables.

Baked Teriyaki Glazed Salmon on a serving plate garnished with sliced green onions.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that your baked salmon turns out perfectly every time that you make it.

  • Use fresh ingredients. This is key for the best tasting teriyaki salmon.
  • Marinate the salmon for at least 30 minutes. This will help to ensure that your salmon is full of flavor and not dry.
  • For an extra burst of flavor, brush more teriyaki sauce over the salmon before serving.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

How to store

Store leftover salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days

How to reheat

The best way to reheat this salmon is in the oven at 400F for about 10 minutes or until heated through.

Can I use other types of fish?

Yes, this teriyaki glaze would be great with cod or tilapia as well.

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Baked Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

Corinne Schmitt
This Teriyaki Glazed Salmon is a fresh and healthy dinner recipe that your entire family will love.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Marinate Time 30 mins
Total Time 54 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 346 kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • baking sheet with rimmed edges
  • brush

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sesame Oil to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking Sherry or Mirin
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 3-4 Portions Salmon approximately 3oz each
  • Green onions optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place soy sauce, brown sugar, ground ginger, garlic powder, honey, sesame oil and sherry in a small saucepan and whisk to combine.
  • Set over medium heat until sugar is completely melted and no longer grainy, about 4 minutes.
  • Whisk the cornstarch into the water and then add to the sauce mixture. Continue to cook for 4 minutes until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Place the salmon portions in a small bowl or casserole dish and cover with about 1/2 of the teriyaki sauce, reserving the remaining half for later.
  • Refrigerate salmon for 30 minutes to marinate.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set the marinated salmon on the baking sheet. Brush with additional teriyaki sauce, as needed.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes until an inserted thermometer reaches 125F-135F.
  • Remove salmon from oven and brush with additional teriyaki sauce, if desired.
  • Serve with sliced green onions.

Notes

  • Use fresh ingredients. This is key for the best tasting teriyaki glazed salmon.
  • Marinate the salmon for at least 30 minutes. This will help to ensure that your salmon is full of flavor and not dry.
  • For an extra burst of flavor, brush more teriyaki sauce over the salmon before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 36gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1160mgPotassium: 908mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg
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