Major salmon fans over here and this teriyaki salmon recipe is a winner! It’s so simple and doesn’t require any lengthy marinating, but is super flavorful. The Asian salmon turns out flaky, juicy and absolutely delicious with the homemade teriyaki sauce.

Teriyaki salmon recipe arranged on a serving platter is flaky and juicy

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This is an easy salmon dinner idea the whole family will love. My son LOVED it and he doesn’t usually refill his plate for salmon. Funny all I have to tell him is “it tastes like Panda” and he’s sold. He’s big on Asian flavors :). 

Ingredients for Teriyaki Salmon:

You can use a 2 to 3 lb salmon filet for this recipe. We used a wild-caught Sockeye Salmon (more on selecting salmon and it’s affect on how long to bake salmon below). The homemade teriyaki sauce is so simple but so good (which is great on chicken too!). P.S. Use a gluten free soy sauce like Tamari brand (Amazon affiliate link) to make it gluten free! See the ingredient measurements in the print-friendly section below.

Ingredients for Teriyaki Salmon with everything you need to make teriyaki salmon

How to Make the Teriyaki Salmon:

Prep: Grease a large rimmed baking sheet (cover with foil and then grease for easier clean-up). Preheat oven to 400˚F.

1. Combine sauce ingredients and stir until brown sugar is dissolved.

This teriyaki salmon recipe is a winner! Simple ingredients and no lengthy marinating needed. A flaky, juicy and delicious teriyaki glazed salmon recipe.

2. Place individual salmon slices in a mixing bowl. Pour the sauce over the salmon, cover with plastic wrap and let marinate 20 minutes (at room temp or refrigerated).

This teriyaki salmon recipe is a winner! Simple ingredients and no lengthy marinating needed. A flaky, juicy and delicious teriyaki glazed salmon recipe.

3.Transfer salmon to prepared baking sheet (keep the marinade). Bake at 400 for 12-16 minutes or until salmon is flaky and cooked through, bake times may vary by thickness and cut of salmon (see notes on how long to bake salmon below).

This teriyaki salmon recipe is a winner! Simple ingredients and no lengthy marinating needed. A flaky, juicy and delicious teriyaki glazed salmon recipe.

4. While salmon is baking, transfer remaining marinade to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened (3-4 min) then remove from heat.

This teriyaki salmon recipe is a winner! Simple ingredients and no lengthy marinating needed. A flaky, juicy and delicious teriyaki glazed salmon recipe.

5. Once salmon is out of the oven, brush with teriyaki syrup, then sprinkle with chopped green onion and sesame seeds as desired.

Teriyaki glazed salmon arranged in serving platter with serving suggestion for teriyaki salmon

Juicy!! I’m so bummed there aren’t any leftovers…

How Long to Bake Salmon:

Baking times for salmon will vary based on the type of salmon you are using.

Farmed Raised Salmon (like “Atlantic Salmon” or farmed King Salmon) tend to have a higher fat content so they can be baked for a longer period of time without drying out. Farmed salmon also tends to come in thicker, fattier pieces of salmon which are more forgiving and you can bake longer.

Wild Caught Salmon (like Coho Salmon and Sockeye), tend to be thinner and less fatty fillets (with the exception of WILD Caught King Salmon which can be just as thick and fatty as farm raised). In general, wild salmon is easier to overcook and needs to be baked more carefully. With wild-caught salmon, aim for the lower baking times if a range is given and check for doneness before you cook it any longer.

Flaked teriyaki salmon to test for doneness when checking how long to bake salmon

Print-Friendly Teriyaki Salmon Recipe:

Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

4.98 from 492 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
This teriyaki salmon recipe is a winner! Simple ingredients and no lengthy marinating needed. A flaky, juicy and delicious teriyaki glazed salmon recipe.
This teriyaki salmon recipe is a winner! Simple ingredients and no lengthy marinating needed. A flaky, juicy and delicious teriyaki glazed salmon recipe.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 Servings

For the Teriyaki Salmon:

  • 2 1/2 lbs salmon filet sliced into 2" wide slices, *

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large or 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger, or 1/2 tsp ground ginger

To serve:

  • Sesame seeds to garnish, optional
  • Green onion, chopped, optional

Instructions

Prep:

  • Grease a large rimmed baking sheet (cover with foil and then grease for easier clean-up). Preheat oven to 400˚F.

How to Make Easy Teriyaki Salmon:

  • Combine sauce ingredients and stir until brown sugar is dissolved.
  • Place individual salmon slices in a mixing bowl. Pour the sauce over the salmon, cover with plastic wrap and let marinate 20 minutes (at room temp or refrigerated).
  • Transfer salmon to prepared baking sheet (keep the marinade). Bake at 400 for 12-16 min or until salmon is flaky and cooked through, bake times may vary by thickness of salmon.
  • While salmon is baking, transfer remaining marinade to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened (3-4 min) then remove from heat.
  • Once salmon is out of the oven, brush with teriyaki syrup, then sprinkle with chopped green onion and sesame seeds as desired.

Notes

*This recipe will work for  2 to 3 lbs salmon. You can easily scale this recipe up or down. For 1 lb of salmon, cut all of the marinade ingredients in half.

Nutrition Per Serving

276kcal Calories13g Carbs29g Protein10g Fat1g Saturated Fat78mg Cholesterol797mg Sodium743mg Potassium11g Sugar55IU Vitamin A0.2mg Vitamin C31mg Calcium1.5mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Salmon Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
276
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Cholesterol
 
78
mg
26
%
Sodium
 
797
mg
35
%
Potassium
 
743
mg
21
%
Carbohydrates
 
13
g
4
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
29
g
58
%
Vitamin A
 
55
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
0.2
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
31
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1.5
mg
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Teriyaki Salmon
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 276
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This teriyaki salmon recipe is a winner! Simple ingredients and no lengthy marinating needed. A flaky, juicy and delicious teriyaki glazed salmon recipe.

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  • Lisa
    June 16, 2024

    For the Teriyaki Sauce:
    3 Tbsp teriyaki sauce

    is it a typo?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2024

      Hi Lisa, that is not.

      Reply

  • Cheryl
    June 8, 2024

    Cooked on blackstone griddle. Delicious!! Did reduce brown sugar to 1/4 cup, 1 tsp fresh ginger but other than that as instructed. Natasha’s kitchen is always my go to when looking for recipe. Ty for this easy and delicious recipe!!!

    Reply

  • Rocky J
    May 29, 2024

    The recipe is great! Easy to prepare and tasty. It was just too sweet so next time I’ll try reducing the brown sugar to 1/4 cup instead of 1/3 and reducing or eliminating the hoisin sauce. Thank you 🙂

    Reply

  • Tony Paglia
    May 14, 2024

    This recipe is excellent! Thanks Natasha for sharing! Made this salmon for the first time tonight and the family gobbled it up in less than 5 minutes. Definitely a keeper. Will double the recipe next time so we can all have seconds. Thanks again!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2024

      Awww I love that! Thanks for sharing that with us, I’m happy to hear that your family enjoyed this recipe a lot!

      Reply

  • Terry Brennan
    May 3, 2024

    Made this dish exactly to the recipe except I reduced the sauce for a few more minutes. It was fantastic. As is often the case, the sauce made the dish, and I’m definitely adding it to my regular rotation.

    Reply

  • Бранка
    May 1, 2024

    My kids love salmon prepared this way. That means the recipe is a hit! 🥳 Thank you

    Reply

  • Rebecca
    April 25, 2024

    I’ve cooked A LOT of salmon over the years but was looking for something a bit different. Natasha never disappoints. WOW!! The flavor in this recipe is phenomenal! This is now our go to recipe for salmon and we will be eating a lot more fish from now on! Thanks girl!

    Reply

  • Lavender
    April 10, 2024

    This is hands down the best salmon I’ve ever had. Thank you.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 10, 2024

      I’m so glad you love it!

      Reply

  • Claudia
    April 8, 2024

    Love love this recipe! So tasty each and every time. I use mostly Mr. Chen’s sauces but would love to try any other brands or suggestions anyone has. Thankyou

    Reply

  • Rhonda
    March 30, 2024

    My goodness–I’ve been on a roll today checking out all your salmon recipes! What a bonanza!
    There was a remark from you (or your staff) stating that you used store-bought teriyaki sauce. I’m a newbie for teriyaki sauce and it would be so helpful you could post the brand name that you chose.

    This is such a great site! You provide so much helpful information with each recipe. Thank you for all your effort and expertise!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 30, 2024

      Hi Rhonda! Thank you so much for the feedback. I don’t always have a link, but I have used different brands. For this specific recipe at the time, I used kikkoman teriyaki (see the image reference above with the ingredients). I hope you love this salmon recipe!

      Reply

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