Sweet and tangy, this baked teriyaki salmon is an easy dinner that's packed with nutrition. It tastes just like the ones at your favorite Japanese restaurant, but doesn't require you to leave the house and spend a lot of money. It bakes up in the oven in less than 20 minutes — no hibachi grill needed.
For easy prep, make the marinade ahead of time and allow the salmon to sit in the fridge overnight. The next day, you will have a quick dinner that the whole family will love. Serve it up with some hot white rice and some steamed asparagus or broccoli to make it a complete meal. You can even cook the veggies right on the pan with the salmon to save on time and dishes. If you have leftovers, create some Asian fusion tacos turn them into quick teriyaki salmon cakes.
Not only is this dish simple to make, it's super healthy. Salmon is full of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamin B. It can help reduce the risks of heart disease and it will keep you full and satisfied.
- 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 scallions (finely chopped)
Gather the ingredients.
Place your salmon fillets in a large bowl. In another one, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, ginger powder, and cornstarch in a bowl.
Add the marinade to the salmon and allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator. You can marinade overnight if you want to.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the salmon fillets on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Reserve the leftover marinade. Bake them in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
While the salmon is baking, place the rest of the marinade in a small saucepan and cook on medium heat until it has thickened. Add water if it gets too thick.
Remove the salmon fillets from the oven and spread the reduced marinade over the top of each piece.
Top the salmon with the sesame seeds and chopped scallions and serve with hot white rice or noodles.
- Bake some veggies right on the sheet pan along with the salmon. You can toss them in a little olive oil or top them with some of the marinade. It's a great way to make a complete meal that's super simple.
- Make the marinade ahead of time and store it in a jar. It works great with chicken, shrimp, or beef.