20 Minute Orange Teriyaki Salmon. Salmon filets pan fried and topped with an orange teriyaki glaze. A quick and easy weeknight meal!
I love super easy dinners that come together in minutes. This Orange Teriyaki Salmon is one of them! 20 minutes, one pan and a sauce that requires only pantry staples.
It’s so easy to make your own teriyaki sauce at home. The orange teriyaki sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy with a hint of orange. You can control the amount of sweetness and the salt level when making homemade teriyaki sauce. I recommend using low-sodium soy sauce if you can. I also recommend using fresh squeezed orange juice instead of bottled. It’s so much better and really brightens up the sauce!
The sauce is made up of soy sauce, water, fresh squeeze orange juice and rice wine vinegar. The sauce gets simmered in a saucepan with cornstarch and water to thicken it up.
How to make Orange Teriyaki Salmon
- Cook salmon: Add oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot add in the salmon skin side down. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side until desired doneness. (If the skin is sticking to the pan give it more time to cook. It should release easily from the pan.)
- Make the teriyaki sauce: Add soy sauce, water, brown sugar, vinegar and orange juice to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add cornstarch and water to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture to the sauce and simmer until thickened, 2-3 minutes. Set aside until you are ready to serve with the salmon.
- Serve: Take off of the heat. When the salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin. Serve immediately with the orange teriyaki sauce drizzled on top as well as sesame seeds and green onions for garnish, if desired.
What to serve with Orange Teriyaki Salmon
- White or brown rice. For a low carb option try cauliflower rice.
- Steamed vegetables
- Chow mein noodles
- Lo mein
- Vegetable Fried Rice
- Side Salad
Here are more Salmon Recipes to try!
- Sweet and Sour Salmon
- Hoisin Glazed Salmon and Veggies in foil
- Easy Teriyaki Salmon
- Super Easy Thai Salmon
- Blackened Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce
- Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Salmon
Orange Teriyaki Salmon
- 2 salmon filets skin on
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce It is important to use low sodium. I find regular makes the sauce too salty
- ⅛ cup water
- 2-3 tablespoons light brown sugar depending on how sweet you like it
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- green onions for garnish if desired
- sesame seeds for garnish if desired
- Heat oil in a large skillet. Add salmon filets and cook 3-4 minutes on each side until desired doneness. (Don't forget to remove skin before serving)
- Meanwhile add soy sauce, water, brown sugar, vinegar and orange juice to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.
- Add cornstarch and water to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
- Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture to the sauce and simmer until thickened, 2-3 minutes.
- Serve immediately with the orange teriyaki sauce drizzled on top as well as green onions and sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.
Originally published May 31, 2016