Teriyaki Salmon is a great way to start the new year healthy eating plan. A whole salmon filet is marinated in a healthier teriyaki sauce then broiled that makes for a moist and flaky fish. My new, healthy, go-to meal and it will be come yours.
I know I always say this, but homemade sauces are always best and when a sauce is this easier and cheaper to make than buying, it just drives the point home. My teriyaki sauce is just 4 ingredients and sweetened with honey. Anyone can make it.
The salmon is marinated for at least 1 hour in the teriyaki sauce. This gives a chance for all the flavors to permeate throughout the meat of the fish instead of just have all the flavor on the top.
What cut of salmon is best?
I used a whole filet of salmon then cut it into 3 to 4 ounce portions which is perfect for serving the family and I also have leftovers for lunch.
No time to marinate? No problem! The salmon will be just as delicious and be on the table in no time without it.
Served with a side of roasted beets and squash and you’ve got yourself a very healthy and colorful dinner. If you want the recipe for the roasted beets, click here.
Now doesn’t that want you to start healthy eating? Did you look at the nutrition values below? It’s only 206 calories for 1 piece of salmon.
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- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 garlic clove, grated
- 4- 6 ounce salmon fillets
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- Finely sliced scallion for garnish
- To a mixing bowl add the soy sauce, mirin, honey, ginger and garlic. Whisk to mix well.
- Add half of the marinade to a ziptop bag or bowl and submerge the salmon, marinate for 1 hour.
- Place the top shelf of oven 6 inches from the top and preheat the broiler.
- Remove the salmon from the bag and pat dry. Discard the marinade.
- Add the unused marinade to a small saucepan and whisk in the corn starch until dissolved. Bring to a simmer over medium heat until thickened, remove from the heat.
- Place the salmon skin side down onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or foil.
- Brush a little of the thickened marinade onto the salmon.
- Broil for 2 minutes and brush more marinade onto the salmon and return to the broiler for 5 more minutes.
- Finish with remaining sauce.
Recipe yields 3/4 cup (177ml) teriyaki sauce
Serving Size:1 fillet
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 496 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 107mg Sodium: 1261mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 17g Protein: 40g