Teriyaki Baked Salmon

Teriyaki Baked Salmon in foil. A super easy and healthy dinner that takes 20 minutes to make!

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I love salmon. Especially when it’s smothered in a sweet and garlicky teriyaki sauce. This salmon takes less than 20 minutes to put together and is loaded with tons of flavor.

Cooking salmon in the oven is so quick and easy. It also makes for an easy clean up.

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The teriyaki sauce gives the salmon so much flavor. I used the same homemade teriyaki sauce as my Easy Teriyaki Beef Meatballs.

This sauce is really easy to put together. I like to cook the sauce while the oven is preheating. The teriyaki sauce consists of soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic and brown sugar. The sauce gets nice and thick with a simple cornstarch slurry (1 teaspoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon cold water).

I really love making my own teriyaki sauce at home. It’s so much easier to control the sweetness and the salt level.

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To make this Baked Teriyaki Salmon simply place each piece of salmon in foil and brush with the Teriyaki Sauce. Fold up the edges and place on a baking sheet in a 400 degree oven. The salmon takes about 12-15 minutes to cook. Once cooked you can easily peel off the skin of the salmon.

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You can use this method to prepare any type of fish although I have to admit salmon and teriyaki go pretty well together.

I used sockeye red salmon for this recipe with the skin on. They were in individual portions however you can do this same method for a large piece of salmon.

Serve this salmon with rice and a veggie to make it a meal.

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Teryaki Baked Salmon

4 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Teriyaki Baked Salmon in foil. A super easy and healthy dinner that takes 20 minutes to make!


  • 4 salmon filets skin on
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ginger mined
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To make the sauce add oil and garlic to a medium saucepan. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add in soy sauce, water, honey, brown sugar and ginger. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch and water until combined. Slowly add this to the teriyaki sauce and whisk until the sauce has thickened. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
  5. Line out 4 sheets of aluminum foil lightly oil each. Place a salmon filet on each piece of aluminum foil and brush the salmon with the teriyaki sauce.
  6. Fold up the edges of the foil and place wrapped salmon filet on top of a baking sheet.
  7. Place in the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish is fully cooked.
  8. Take out of the oven and remove the skin from each salmon filet. The skin should be very easy to peel off.
  9. Serve immediately over rice or with a salad.

Recipe Notes

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  • Salmon is my favorite fish! My husband and I eat it often and are always looking for new ways to prepare it. This teriyaki version sounds delicious, Kelley! I love the flavorful sauce, so pretty!

      • Nathan

        Hi Savannah,

        You can make this with frozen salmon as long as you defrost it first. If you are using individually sealed and frozen filets of salmon, place the filets still wrapped, into a bowl under cold running water for 20 minutes. If you plan ahead, you can wrap the salmon filets in a paper towel and place on a plate in the refrigerator over night to thaw. I hope that helps! Thank you so much for commenting!

        Have a great day!


  • Salmon is our favorite too especially with homemade teriyaki sauce. Yours looks perfect and so flavorful! Love how quick and easy it is to whip up – perfect for weeknights!

  • We eat salmon at least once a week in our house! I love the sauce on this it sounds amazing. Gorgeous pictures too!

  • I love salmon and cook it at least once a week. Need to try this teriyaki sauce 🙂 Love the pictures!

  • I too adore salmon, then you went and said “smothered in a sweet and garlicky teriyaki sauce”… i literally started to drool! This salmon looks and sounds wonderful. Plus ready in 20 minutes? SOLD♡

  • Stephanie

    Made this tonight and it was almost unbearably to salty. It definitely needs more honey and brown sugar to help counteract the salt from the soy sauce.

    • Hi Stephanie,

      I am so sorry you did not like this. Did you use low sodium soy sauce? It makes a HUGE difference.



  • Whsurmome

    This dish was a huge hit with my family. The only recipe for teriyaki salmon that did not have a ton of sugar ! Kudos to you !

  • Thank for giving the directions to make teriyaki sauce, which increase the flavor of baked salmon. Will it have any problem if i use another sauce with this dish?

  • Allyson

    I made this and it was WAY TOO SALTY!!! Should use low sodium soy sauce or maybe use half the amount but it would be nice if the recipe told you to do that in the first place.

    • Hi Allyson,

      I am sorry that you did not enjoy this recipe. I have updated the recipe to include low sodium soy sauce.



  • ZarahJoyce Capardo

    Made this with salmon and it was super delish! Had to addone more tablespoon brown sugar and a teaspoon of soy sauce to make it perfect according to my liking. Thanks for this winderful yet simple recipe!

  • Lily

    How loosely do you wrap the salmon in the foil? Is it covered completely?