If you’re looking for a new go-to salmon recipe for easy weeknight dinners, try this Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Recipe. Salmon fillets are marinated in an easy, homemade sauce with delicious Asian flavors. This is a great recipe for a quick and healthy meal.

Pouring teriyaki sauce over cooked salmon

This really is an easy teriyaki salmon recipe that your family will love. It is prepared in the oven in one baking dish (which, in my opinion, is the best way), so there’s no mess from pan-frying and a cleaner cooking method. In addition, as the salmon cooks, this leaves you free to prepare your favorite side dish.

We all know that salmon is one of the healthiest proteins to enjoy (for the fatty acids, vitamins, and great for weight management). So, taking this into consideration, why would you want to serve this healthy protein with a sauce that is not good for you?

2 freshly cooked teriyaki salmon filets on a board

Making a simple homemade teriyaki sauce is very easy, and you get to control the sauce ingredients. It’s straightforward to take a classic sauce and use a few simple ingredients to make it healthier. The teriyaki marinade has only six ingredients: soy sauce, mirin (similar to sake), honey, fresh ginger, and garlic, thickened with a cornstarch slurry. This is a better-for-you sauce because this is a no sugar teriyaki sauce (white or brown sugar).

Serving salmon skin side up or down

I learned in culinary school that there are two ways to present fish, and it all depends on which side you want as the presentation side. If you’re serving skin-on fish and the skin is fried and crispy, it’s nice to serve skin side up to keep the skin crispy. If, like in this case, the salmon is marinated and served with a sauce, skin side down is better because the skin will not be crispy and the presentation with the skin-side up with sauce is not as appealing. You can also remove the skin completely.

For presentation and extra flavor, you can serve this topped with sesame seeds and chopped green onions or scallions.

Using a fork to get a bite of teriyaki glazed salmon on a white plate with broccoli

The best fresh salmon to buy

The type of salmon is up to you (Atlantic and sockeye being the most common in grocery stores). However, wild salmon is always the best choice for sustainability, quality, and flavor. Farmed salmon can be contaminated with toxins.

A great prepare ahead meal

The salmon is marinated for at least 1 hour in the teriyaki sauce. You can marinate and refrigerate it before you leave for work in the morning, and it will be fine covered and refrigerated until you get home. This gives a chance for all the flavors to permeate throughout the meat of the fish instead of just having all the flavor on the top.

Side dishes for salmon

You can serve over a bed of toasted coconut rice, brown rice, vegetable fried rice, cauliflower rice or your favorite vegetable like green beans or broccoli.

Making a salmon dinner once a week is a great way to diversify your eating plan. But a person can’t just survive on one salmon recipe. Here are additional salmon recipes that I keep in my menu rotation: Lemon Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Mediterranean Lemon Pesto Salmon.

Leftover teriyaki salmon

Store in an airtight container and consume the next day. Perfect for lunch.

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Yield: 4 servings

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Recipe

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon on a white plate with green onion and broccoli

Fresh salmon is marinated in an easy, homemade sauce then broiled until the top is browned and caramelized.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • ⅓ cup (78 ml) soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup (78 ml) mirin (sweet rice wine) * see note
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • Finely sliced scallion for garnish


  1. To a mixing bowl add the soy sauce, mirin, honey, ginger and garlic. Whisk to mix well. Add half of the marinade to a bowl add the salmon, flesh-side down, marinate for 1 hour.
  2. Place the top shelf of oven 6 inches from the top and preheat the broiler (oven grill if you’re in the UK).
  3. Remove the salmon from the marinade and pat dry. Discard the marinade.
  4. 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.
  5. Place the salmon skin side down onto a baking sheet covered with foil. Broil for 5 minutes. Brush more marinade onto the salmon and return to the broiler for 5-6 more minutes until browned.
  6. Finish with remaining sauce.


Recipes yields ¾ cup (250 g) teriyaki sauce

You can substitute the mirin using a mix of 4 tablespoons rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon honey

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 607Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 143mgSodium 1296mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 53g