Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

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

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.

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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

4.94 from 45 votes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
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.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: Varies by Salmon Size and Cost
Calories: 276 kcal
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

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:

  1. 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:

  1. Combine sauce ingredients and stir until brown sugar is dissolved.
  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).
  3. 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.

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

Recipe 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 Facts
Teriyaki Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 797mg 33%
Potassium 743mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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  • Dani
    June 17, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    I just made the Teriyaki Salmon and my guests and I LOVED it. Each step was purposeful adding flavor to the final product. Thank you for sharing all your recipes and tips!
    Dani Reply

    • Natasha
      June 17, 2018

      You are very welcome Dani and thank you for such a nice review 😀 Reply

  • Viktoriya T.
    May 21, 2018

    First, i got to say that this salmon is loved by kids)
    That means a lot to me))
    There was no one who grinned while eating it, lol
    Second thing that i wanted to say….
    I marinated the salmon overnight and baked it for lunch . Since it wasnt the first time me making it, i noticed that salmon became a little too oversoaked… retained too much moisture, in other words. I remember that it was perfectly marinated and not too wet previous times. I would rather premake the marinade and pour it over while the oven is preheating. Just wanted to share…
    Lesson learned 😄
    Thanks, dear, for an awesome !recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 21, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! We don’t usually marinate this one for a long time but those are great insights if you do! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Darya
    March 27, 2018

    can i replace hoisin sause with something else or just skip it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2018

      Hi Darya, there is not quick substitute for hoisin sauce. You can omit it and it will still have great taste. Reply

  • Kaii
    March 9, 2018

    Hello! I am new to cooking. And, I came accross the teriyaki salmon recipe searching on google. My question is can I substitute the sesame seed oil for grape seed oil? And cut the vinegar as well? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 10, 2018

      HI Kaii, I haven’t tested those substitutions but I think they would impact the flavor of the recipe. The sesame seed oil has a very distinctive Asian flavor that makes foods taste more authentic and the vinegar does balance the sauce. You might be able to sub apple cider vinegar but I haven’t tested that in this recipe. Reply

  • Cara
    February 16, 2018

    NVM, duh! I see it in the photo now. Kikkoman.. 🙂 Reply

  • Cara
    February 16, 2018

    I’ve been trying to read through comments to find my answer, but cannot seem to find. Do you mind what teriyaki sauce you used or suggest? I can’t ever seem to find a decent tasting one. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Hi Cara, I like the one by Kikkoman (you can see it photographed in the second photo of this recipe post). 🙂 Reply

  • Amy
    January 18, 2018

    Made this the other night for dinner, turned out amazing!!! Can’t wait to make it again!

    The sauce was out of this world! Have you tried to make it in a larger quantity and keep it in a bottle to use when you need a teriyaki sauce for other recipes? Would love to do that, but didn’t know how well it would work, especially since it turned thicker after warming it up… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 19, 2018

      Hi Amy, to be honest I haven’t tried making the sauce to store it, but I think it would be worth experimenting! If you try it, let me know how it goes 🙂 Reply

    • Ying
      February 7, 2018

      Hmm how about freezing it into ice cubes in an ice tray? Maybe 1 tablespoon of sauce per cube? That way when you take it out for a recipe you know the exact amount you’re getting and can warm it up. (Of course you would have to be careful not to use that tray in the future for actual ice cubes, lol, or you might have some funny tasting water.) Reply

  • Krista Lukomskiy
    January 16, 2018

    We made this teriyaki salmon recipe last night for a family dinner. It was amazing! So jealous! My in laws were impressed, which we all know is such a good thing! 🙂
    I’ve made the lemon garlic and Dijon salmon recipe many many times. I’m so happy to find a new favorite. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much everyone enjoys the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers! Reply

  • Alla
    December 29, 2017

    I made this last night and it was so delicious. Thanks for the great recipe! Most of my dinner ideas come from your website. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 29, 2017

      My pleasure Alla! I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Jeannie Alarilla
    October 28, 2017

    This is by far my favorite salmon recipe I’ve cooked & tried. It’s so delicious, there were no leftovers. Loved it. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2017

      I’m glad to hear how much you love the recipe Jeannie! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • dolly kandasamy
    October 18, 2017

    very nice I am making the galric and mustard salmon today Yum Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2017

      I hope you love it Dolly! Please let me know what you think! Reply

  • CapnNemo
    October 8, 2017

    This is the best just by looking at it, and it tastes SO GOOD!!! XD Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 8, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe as much as I do! Thank for sharing! Reply

  • Lin
    September 23, 2017

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe! We skipped the Hoisin sauce, replaced sugar with pureed dates and added malt before baking, and it turned out awesome! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 23, 2017

      You’re welcome Lin! What a great suggestion! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! 🙂 Reply

  • Brenda Strege
    September 19, 2017

    Best salmon recipe EVER! My friend made it for me and I HAD to have the recipe. This is the only way my family will eat salmon. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 19, 2017

      My pleasure Brenda! I’m happy to hear your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Manu
    July 27, 2017

    Made this recipe tonight at a half measure but it’s typically what I think of Asian flavours in America – very sweet! Maybe 1-2 tbsp of sugar rather than what the recipe calls for. Reply

  • Savannah
    July 16, 2017

    This is way too cloyingly sweet. I’d say add some spice (sambal or sriracha) and maybe 3 T of sugar instead of a third of a cup. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 17, 2017

      You could definitely change the flavor profile to make it a spicy teriyaki salmon if you prefer. Reply

  • John
    June 11, 2017

    This is an outstanding salmon recipe and might be my all time favorite. Did it on the Big Green Egg with super fresh Norwegian salmon. Fantastic and easily in my rotation of meals. Served with brown rice and green beans. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 11, 2017

      Yes! I’m so glad to hear that John! Thanks for sharing you fantastic review 😀 Reply

  • Jie-JIe
    June 1, 2017

    Can be marinade overnight? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 1, 2017

      This marinade is not intended to be used over night and not necessary to marinate for so long. Reply

  • Kim
    May 31, 2017

    Deliciously wonderful and exrtremely easy! I put mine on the bbq in a foil pouch. AMAZING!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2017

      I love hearing that! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Kim! Reply

  • Daryl Munoz
    May 29, 2017

    Made this the other night and it was a hit. The family said this is a definite do over on a regular basis. Thank you Natasha for posting such a delicious dish. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 29, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear the recipe made the rotation! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Daryl! Reply

  • Charles.
    May 23, 2017

    Love this recipe! I’ve cooked it a few times for friends and family and they all love it. My wife actually says I can cook. Thanks Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear that Charles! Thank you for sharing your review! 😀 Reply

  • Rebecca
    March 22, 2017

    LOVE this recipe. Hands down my favorite salmon recipe I’ve tried. My boyfriend even woke up the next morning saying “I’m still thinking about that teriyaki salmon from last night”…no lie! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 22, 2017

      That’s so great to hear!! Your review put a huge smile on my face. Thanks for sharing Rebecca 🙂 Reply

  • Michele K
    March 17, 2017

    Loved this dish, the salmon was so moist and the sauce was perfect! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 17, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it!! 🙂 Reply

  • Tammy
    March 7, 2017

    I made this the other night for our guests and it was amazing!!! I don’t usually leave reviews on recipes, but this was great and really easy. Our guests have dietary restrictions (Gluten & Dairy free) so I adjusted the recipe to use homemade gluten-free hoisin sauce (you can find it here http://www.food.com/recipe/gluten-free-hoisin-sauce-357864, also super easy) and checked to make sure I had gluten free teriyaki and soy sauces. I doubled the sauce too so there would be extra to put over asparagus and rice, which worked out perfectly; I just tossed the asparagus in olive oil and roasted it with the salmon. This is now going to be a regular recipe in my house! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 7, 2017

      You are a very thoughtful host to go the extra mile to ensure everything was gluten and dairy free! So awesome of you!! 🙂 My son doesn’t eat specific nuts so I always always appreciate when someone is careful not to make foods that contain the nuts when we come over. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe and thank you for sharing your tip about asparagus! So smart!! Reply

  • Jana
    February 27, 2017

    Hello! Is it possible to prepare it in advance? If so, how to reheat it thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 28, 2017

      Hi Jana, I’ve reheated leftovers with good success. I like salmon reheated over lower heat on a skillet. Reply

  • Helyn
    February 20, 2017

    This was no salmon dish… this was celestial!

    Again, thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 20, 2017

      LOL! That’s awesome!! You’re welcome Helyn 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Reply

      • Helyn
        April 6, 2017

        Made this dish again for the umpteenth time… on Saturday for company… reviews in, “Oh my God! This salmon is so moist!” made a huge amount so that there was snacks for lunch the next day. To die for even cold out of the fridge. Smachnoho!! just had to share since you made me look darned good. 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 6, 2017

          That’s great Helyn! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! 🙂 Reply

  • Andrée -Anne Joanis
    February 13, 2017

    Soooo good ! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Anh
    February 8, 2017

    I am a college student and I find this recipe so easy and quick to make that it tastes gourmet for the amount of effort put into making it. Very delicious! Thank you Natasha 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2017

      You’re welcome! Thank you for sharing such an awesome review!! 🙂 Reply

  • Jackie
    February 6, 2017

    This recipe was a definite homerun!! So delicious. Out of curiosity, about how many calories are in each serving? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 6, 2017

      I’m so happy you loved it!! Thank you for sharing your awesome review! I don’t have nutritional information on most of my recipes due to time constraints. Sorry I can’t be more helpful! Reply

    • Lily Ning
      February 11, 2017

      It is roughly 340 calories per serving. Reply

  • Marilyn Jacobs
    January 19, 2017

    Loved this recipe too.. I want to try it with chicken too and maybe pork. Thanks so much! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 20, 2017

      You’re welcome Marilyn! I am glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Erin Nielsen
    January 15, 2017

    This salmon recipe is AMAZING!! I am not a salmon eater, but my husband asked me to find a salmon recipe to try and I decided to give it a shot. My husband raved about it and I ate my whole piece and even really enjoyed it! 😀 I will definitely be adding this recipe into our regular rotation. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2017

      You’re welcome Erin! Your review put a big smile on my face! Thank you for sharing. 🙂 Reply

  • Hiltrud Schlueter
    January 1, 2017

    I had invited friends over today for brunch, and I decided to serve this salmon – it was a huge success!!! All my foodie friends went home with the recipe (and the link to your site), and left me cheerful and happy with empty plates 🙂 I found some more “must-try” recipes while surfing around here. I am just sorry I hadn’t come across this site much earlier. Happy New Year to you and your family, and keep up the great work in here! Cheers, Hiltrud Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2017

      What a wonderful review!! Thank you very much for sharing Hiltrud! 🙂 Reply

  • Whitney B.
    December 27, 2016

    I LOVELOVELOVE this. Hands down my favorite salmon recipe. My husband always requests that I make this for dinner! Thanks so much for an awesome recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 28, 2016

      I am glad your family enjoys it as much as mine does! Thank you for sharing your review Whitney 🙂 Reply

  • Mel
    December 20, 2016

    Do you leave the skin on the salmon or it doesn’t matter? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 20, 2016

      Mel, I cook salmon with the skin on. Enjoy! Reply

  • Tiffany
    December 12, 2016

    Awwwwesome recipe! I have been trying to get my children (14y & 9y) to eat healthier….this recipe has their approval!! Thanks much Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2016

      I am so glad to hear that Tiffany! Thank you for the awesome review! Reply

  • Amy Erickson
    November 27, 2016

    Can this recipe be adapted to work with chicken instead of fish? I love the sauce, but I have a guest that can’t eat fish. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2016

      Hi Amy, I do think this sauce would work well over chicken. 🙂 Reply

  • Melanie
    November 16, 2016

    I was out of teriyaki sauce when I made this but used all the other ingredients and it was delicious! I’m still going to try it again with teriyaki. Thanks for the great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 16, 2016

      You are welcome Melanie and thank you for the nice review 😀. Reply

  • Alice
    October 25, 2016

    Can you leave it in the sauce for longer than 20 mins? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 25, 2016

      Alice, this recipe is not intended for long marinating. I only tested it up to 1 hour. I’m afraid it it will become too salty past that. Reply

  • Viktoriya
    October 23, 2016

    Natasha, can you ommit hoisinbsause inbrhua recipe? is it crucial?
    thanks for sharing with this recipe) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 23, 2016

      Hi Viktoriya, the recipe wouldn’t be the same without hoisin sauce. Reply

      • Viktoriya
        October 24, 2016

        oh, just realized i made so many mistakes when typing)
        sooorrryyy))
        thats what happens when you are rushing)
        thank you for your hard work, Natasha) you are my main source where i get my recipes) Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          October 24, 2016

          No worries! I’m the same way, especially when auto correct sets in :). Thank you for your thoughtful comment! Reply

  • Jeannie
    October 12, 2016

    I find that cod needs a lot of help. Any suggestion on ramping it up a bit? Would this marinade work with cod, or some other preparation? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 12, 2016

      Hi Jeannie, I don’t think this would be good with cod but I haven’t tested it to say for sure. I only have 2 cod recipes posted. The first is this one and this is the second cod recipe. Also this tartar sauce isn’t for baking cod but it goes really well with cod! I haven’t tried this tilapia recipe with cod but it may work, just make sure you drain and pat dry the cod well before using. Reply

      • Jeannie
        October 13, 2016

        Thank you Natasha for your suggestions. I think I will try the teriyaki marinade with cod. I will let you know how it turns out. I may ruin the cod but at least I will know! Reply

  • Jeannie
    October 12, 2016

    I just ate a heavenly piece of teriyaki salmon! This marinade of superb! I normally do not add flavorings to my salmon because I do not want to “ruin” the taste of it. I am so glad that I took a chance with this recipe. I will certainly make it often. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 12, 2016

      That is awesome! Thank you for the wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • Aj
    October 9, 2016

    I made the salmon teriyaki and it was amazing. I liked it for the flavor and the fact that it wasn’t salty. Sometimes teriyaki sauces can be that way. Would definitely make this for others and not just for my family! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 10, 2016

      Thanks for the great review Aj, I’m glad you liked the recipe 😀. Reply

  • Bill
    September 26, 2016

    I tried this tonight and made it for my teenage son and me. It was great!! I also appreciate that it is quick and easy. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 26, 2016

      I am so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! 🙂 Reply

  • Losh Naidoo
    September 13, 2016

    Hi I would love to use this recipe tonight however i do no have Hoisin sauce is there a substitute that i could you, Please help Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 13, 2016

      Hi Losh, I don’t have an easy substitute. I do have a quick sauce that would work if you need a substitute for the sauce: 3 Tbsp original bbq sauce, 3 Tbsp maple syrup and 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce (we like Tamari). Note: if you use a sweet bbq sauce, keep in mind your sauce will be sweeter. This quick sauce would work. It’s actually a sauce I’m getting ready to post for a beef stir fry but you probably wouldn’t want to create a glaze on the stove top afterwards. I hope that helps! It’s just not easy to sustitute Hoisin since it is like an Asian bbq sauce with complex flavors. Reply

      • Losh Naidoo
        December 15, 2016

        Hi Natasha, thank you for the Hoisin sauce subsitute. Made the salmon and my family loved it, this is definetly a keeper. thank you for the great recipes. Reply

  • Norm
    September 3, 2016

    Ok, call me silly, but how do you call this “homemade” teriyaki sauce when the first ingredient for the sauce is pre-packaged teriyaki sauce followed another pre-packaged sauce? I am not saying it is not delicious, but it is not homemade in my estimation. Reply

    • Elizabeth
      October 3, 2016

      It’s the end result that is “homemade”. She didn’t purchase one bottle and dump it on the salmon and call it homemade, but used a recipe and mixed it in her home 😐💆 Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        October 3, 2016

        🙂 🙂 🙂 Reply

  • Maha
    August 26, 2016

    Today, for dinner, I was going to get some teriyaki salmon bento boxes at a Japanese market I go to sometimes. The portions are small so I thought I’d get two per family member. After some math magic I decided that would be way too expensive. I did a quick google search for teriyaki salmon and your recipe came up. I clicked, looked at the recipe and thought it was easy enough to do for a Friday night dinner after a long day at work.

    Well, let me tell you, this was just the most amazing salmon! I used Norwegian salmon, which is my favorite. The recipe steps were super easy to follow and the ingredients were also simple. My husband and younger son both said the salmon was restaurant quality. My son said I should open a restaurant, so, really that means you should :-).

    I’m adding this to my cookbook and giving it 5 stars. The only thing I might do a little differently next time is use a little less sugar and a little more ginger, for my personal taste. Just amazing! Thank you!

    I’m looking forward to checking out your other recipes too. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2016

      I’m so happy you loved it!! Thank you for the fantastic review 🙂 Where do you buy Norwegian salmon? Reply

      • Maha
        August 27, 2016

        I was getting it from a Japanese grocery store in Sacramento, CA, at $14.95/lb but our local Safeway started selling it at $9.99/lb and it’s already sliced in 2-in wide steaks. I think it’s pretty much the best salmon ever and my family likes it in all the renditions I make of it. Scottish salmon is very similar, so I like that too. It’s very moist, velvety and meltingly delicious. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          August 27, 2016

          We don’t have a Safeway but I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!! Reply

        • chris
          May 12, 2018

          You were at Oto’s?! I’ll start looking at Safeway. Thanks! Great recipe. I made the “teriyaki sauce” component by adding a little extra soy sauce, ginger, and garlic, plus mirin. (And, substituted red miso for the hoisin sauce … because that’s what I had on hand.) Reply

  • Heather
    August 22, 2016

    This was a wonderful recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and it came out delicious and perfectly cooked. Thank you so much for posting it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2016

      Heather, You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it 😀. Reply

  • Kels
    August 22, 2016

    Excellent. This recipe is overall fantastic. Easy, tasty, basic in pantry (except hoisin sauce, hubby picked it up for me) ingredients. My 9 year old son did all the prep work. Natasha your recipe will become a family favorite. Not a bit was left. Thank you for sharing this. Five out of five stars! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2016

      Kels, I’m so happy to hear that my blog is a blessing to your family. Thank you so much for sharing that with me and you are very welcome 😀. Reply

  • Oksana
    August 13, 2016

    We just made this recipe tonight and have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with reaction of my family. Since we love teriyaki chicken, I decided to try teriyaki salmon but was a bit skeptical of how it may turn out since it’s fish. However, I was wrong as it tastes so good with rice and veggies on the side that I will be making this recipe again and again:). Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 14, 2016

      Oksana, looks like you might have a new favorite 😀. Reply

  • Solomiya
    August 1, 2016

    Do you think this will be good if I grill it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 1, 2016

      Hi Solomiya, yes I think it would work well but I do like this salmon recipe better for grilling and I have a good grilling guideline posted hereReply

  • Rae
    June 25, 2016

    I am making this for dinner, does the sauce go good on the rice? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 25, 2016

      Hi Rae, I have served the salmon over and next to rice and it was delicious with rice 🙂 Reply

  • June 21, 2016

    I think my husband fell in love with me all over again when I made him this recipe! So easy and delicious! Definitely on the rotation now. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Awww that is the best review! Thanks Heather! 🙂 I’m so happy you both loved the recipe. Reply

  • Loz
    June 20, 2016

    I made this recipe this evening and was blown away by the flavor. My husband, who usually does not care for salmon, commented not only that it was “delicious”, but that it was the best salmon he had ever tasted! Thanks for the great recipe!! I think I’ll try the sauce on chicken next time! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Hi Loz! I’m so happy you and your husband enjoyed it! That’s awesome! 🙂 Reply

  • jocie
    June 11, 2016

    I tried this and it was so yummy!
    my daughter and husband love it!
    thank you ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 11, 2016

      I’m so happy you loved it! 🙂 Reply

  • Olga
    May 13, 2016

    Dear Natasha,

    Big hello from another Ukrainian living far from my beloved country. I love cooking, and I absolutely must try your teriyaki salmon, it looks very appealing, the best I found on Internet so far. I am very much into Asian cooking recently. Will buy teriyaki sauce tomorrow and do it:) I will definitively be back to your blog. Дякую! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 13, 2016

      I also love Asian inspired flavors. Thanks Olga! 🙂 Reply

  • Lyn
    April 22, 2016

    Made this tonight with part of a 6.5 pound salmon I caught. Very yummy will make again. Didn’t have any hoisin sauce so left it out, was well received with our dinner guests. Thanks for the recipe, Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 22, 2016

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us! It’s great to know you still enjoyed it without the hoisin. Catching a 6.5 lb salmon sounds dreamy!! Where did you go fishing? Reply

  • chibiharuka
    April 18, 2016

    Fantastic in every way. Ingredients, marinading time, cooking time. Perfect! Salmon was very flavorful not dry at all. Everyone at the table had a clean plate. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 19, 2016

      I’m so happy you loved it! Thanks for the awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Sdkk
    April 18, 2016

    I swapped the vinegar for mirin. I made it and followed the recipe. The salmon was great but the sauce wasn’t…I didn’t make the sauce with a saucepan(don’t have 1) but with a frying pan instead. The sauce turned out a bit salty and the hoisin taste is way too strong. There wasn’t any teriyaki smell to it at all. The salmon with a little bit of the marinate in the oven tasted great though. Am I doing anything wrong? Maybe I accidentally put too much hoisin? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 18, 2016

      I’m not sure if the vinegar/mirin substitution could have caused it – I haven’t tried that substitution. I wonder if it was because you used a frying pan. With a frying pan, you have more surface area so as you simmer the sauce, more liquid evaporates and the result is a more concentrated sauce which would make it taste more salty and strong. Did you measure the hoisin when adding it? I hope my reply is helpful somehow. Reply

      • Sdkk
        April 19, 2016

        Yes, I did but quite roughly. I’ll try it again tomorrow with white vinegar and let you know how it went. Yeah, you’re right, the sauce was too thick. I’ll probably get a saucepan as well. Reply

      • Sdkk
        April 20, 2016

        I tried with vinegar and saucepan. It is much better now but the the sauce is still strong on the hoisin(not that strong but masking the teriyaki). Maybe it’s the brand of the hoisin or the teriyaki? What type of teriyaki sauce are you using? The very liquid type or the thicker one? I’m using the very liquid one. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          April 20, 2016

          I’m using the liquid teriyaki sauce by kikoman. Reply

  • April 15, 2016

    What can i sustitute the Hussein sauce
    With? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 15, 2016

      Aida, there is no easy substitute for that sauce. It is like an Asian BBQ sauce. It adds flavor and thickness to the sauce in this recipe. I don’t know if this helps or not but there are several recipes for Hoisin sauce like this oneReply

  • April 9, 2016

    I made this salmon last night and it was FANTASTIC!!! I am adding this recipe to my Culinary Book (yes I have one 🙂 ). Thank you for wonderful treat, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 9, 2016

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for the wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • Serena
    March 30, 2016

    Hi, I’m planning on making this tonight & I was wondering if I can you use Panda Express teriyaki sauce instead of making the glaze from scratch? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 30, 2016

      Hi Serena, if you are talking about their thickened sauce, yes I think that would work fine. Reply

  • Janya
    March 27, 2016

    Super easy recipe and amazing flavor!

    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 27, 2016

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Reply

  • Mondo
    March 6, 2016

    Just wanted to say thank you, this recipe was OMG!!!! lol very nice delicious this is my second time making it in a month just wanted to say thanks for such an awesome dish! Reply

  • Michael Nico
    February 13, 2016

    This recipe was off the charts!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 14, 2016

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks Michael 🙂 Reply

  • Marie
    February 13, 2016

    Hello,
    Can I use tilapia instead of salmon?
    Thanks 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 13, 2016

      Hi Marie, I haven’t tried that but I think it would work. Let me know how it goes! 🙂 Reply

  • Armine
    February 10, 2016

    Hi Natasha,
    I noticed that you are using a store bought teriyaki sauce- if I want to make it from scratch, can I adopt the sauce recipe from your chicken teriyaki post, and then add the remaining ingredients you called out in this recipe? Is it going to turn out the same or do you recommend the store bought one?

    TIA. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 10, 2016

      Hi Armine, that is a different kind of teriyaki sauce. I guess you could but that’s alot of trouble to get a “teriyaki” sauce in addition to this one. The store-bought one is so much easier to use. Reply

  • January 11, 2016

    Looks tasty! I’m always looking for new salmon recipes to try so I’m glad I came across this one. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 11, 2016

      Thanks Beata, I hope you love it! 🙂 Reply

  • Ziz'ka
    January 11, 2016

    I love salmon I need to try to make via your recipe. Oh definitely will go to fish market and buy salmon and will make soon. I have been making salmon for years using Ina G recipe and from trying it for the first time I started to eat salmon. Plus it looks like salmon is a little bit pink inside and this is what I like. I am not sure if you like but I don’t like overcooked salmon and any salmon that is without cheese. And I guess it explains why of what I have heard from famous cook that salmon + cheese = doesn’t work… Reply

  • Tanya
    January 10, 2016

    We made this recipe today and it was a hit with the entire family! Will definitely be making it again, and trying it on chicken next. Yum! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 10, 2016

      Tanya, thank you for such a nice review, I’m glad everyone loved it 😀. Reply

  • Marianna
    January 10, 2016

    What is hoison sauce and where do buy it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 10, 2016

      Marianna, hoison sauce is available in most of the grocery stores next to soy sauce in Asian isle. It is a savory-sweet sauce made from select spices and ground soybeans. Reply

  • January 9, 2016

    I love teriyaki salmon!! This recipe looks great. Salmon is such a good go-to… it’s quick and hard to mess up 🙂 Love your mouthwatering photos! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 9, 2016

      Thank you Natasha for the compliment 😀. Reply

  • Nena Morgan
    January 9, 2016

    We’ve tried many teriyaki sauces by buying them and making them ourselves. This one is the best. We agree with your son about loving Asian flavors. This sauce also has an Asian aroma!

    We’ll try it with chicken next! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 9, 2016

      Nena, thank you for such a nice review and let me know how this sauce turns out with chicken 😀. Reply

  • January 9, 2016

    I am always on a lookout for healthy, delicious meals like this one! I am definitely going to try it! 🙂 Pinned and Yummed! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 9, 2016

      Hi Tania! Thank you so much for pinning and yumming 🙂 I sure appreciate it! 🙂 Reply

  • Julia
    January 8, 2016

    Well, I was going to make salmon tonight using your other yummy recipe with the lemons on top but now that you posted this, I am re-thinking my dinner plans lol :)) we’ve made the other one 10+ times and this one looks equally mouthwatering :)) decisions, decisions…!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2016

      Let me know which one you ended up trying!! I agree they are equally tempting! The other one’s more popular but this one is just 1 day old on the blog :). I’d love to know what you thought of it if you choose it. Reply

      • Julia
        January 29, 2016

        Hi Natasha,
        Finally made this tonight and it was delicious…the sauce is incredible 🙂 sooo good! My picky 4 year old even ate a whole bunch, and the 7 and 9 year olds asked for seconds. A keeper! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 29, 2016

          Julia, thank you for such a nice review, I’m so happy that they loved it. 😁 Reply

  • January 8, 2016

    I totally agree with Coco that salmon can get boring ~ but it’s so good for you!!! Thanks for spicing it up for me and making my life a bit more exciting. (not that going to swim at the local YMCA isn’t exciting but you know!!) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2016

      That sounds like a pretty good morning!! Have fun at the Y! 🙂 Reply

  • Mouthwatering! I love salmon, will definatly give it a try. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2016

      I hope you love it! Thanks Inessa 🙂 Reply

  • January 7, 2016

    Happy 2016, lovely lady!

    Salmon is one of my fav fishes, but it gets boring after a while.
    This teriyaki marinade sounds so yummy.
    Friday night’s dinner is served! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 7, 2016

      Thanks Coco! I hope you love it! It really is so simple and a nice way to change up salmon 🙂 Reply

  • January 7, 2016

    Yum! We love teriyaki salmon in our house! Thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 7, 2016

      You’re so welcome! 🙂 Reply

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