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.

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

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How to make Teriyaki Baked Salmon

  • Preheat oven: To 400 degrees F.
  • Make the sauce: Add oil and garlic to a medium saucepan. Cook for 1 minute. Add in soy sauce, water, honey, brown sugar and ginger. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes. 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.
  • Wrap the salmon: 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. Fold up the edges of the foil and place wrapped salmon filet on top of a baking sheet.
  • Bake: Place in the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish is fully cooked.
  • Serve: Take out of the oven and remove the skin from each salmon filet. The skin should be very easy to peel off. Serve immediately with sesame seeds and green onions for garnish.

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How to make Teriyaki Sauce

Making your own Teriyaki Sauce at home is super easy! It’s also a great way to control the sweetness and saltiness of the sauce. To make your own teriyaki sauce at home you’ll need:

  • Soy sauce: I always use low sodium soy sauce. You can use regular soy sauce with a splash of water to combat some of the saltiness.
  • Ginger: I prefer to use fresh grated ginger however ground ginger can be substituted in a pinch.
  • Garlic
  • Honey: Adds a nice sweetness to the teriyaki sauce. If you like your teriyaki on the sweeter side adjust the honey to taste.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds sweetness and a hint of caramel flavor.
  • Cornstarch slurry: 1 teaspoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon cold water. This thickens up the sauce!

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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Here are more recipes using my Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Facts
Teryaki Baked Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 607mg26%
Potassium 862mg25%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Easy Weeknight Dinner, Homemade teriyaki sauce, Salmon, Seafood, Teriyaki Baked Salmon