This Teriyaki Glazed Salmon is an easy and healthy weeknight meal they entire family will love. This homemade teriyaki sauce is simple to make and I know you'll love this recipe! Be sure to watch the recipe video too!
This salmon is baked in the oven and packed with flavor from the homemade teriyaki sauce. It’s packed with ginger and garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar and a few other pantry staple ingredients that create the most perfect for teriyaki glazed salmon.
We most often love this meal with steamy white rice and vibrant green broccoli, but it pairs perfectly with really any veggie.
Reasons why this teriyaki glazed salmon is everything:
Easy weeknight dinner!
Tender and flaky
Contains lots of good for fats
No marinating necessary!
Sweet and Salty Teriyaki flavor!
The goods for Teriyaki Glazed Salmon
How to make Teriyaki Glazed Salmon
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Make the sauce by whisking all of the ingredients together in a small bowl and then pour into a small saucepan over medium heat on the stove.
Bring to a simmer and then whisk in cornstarch and water slurry to thicken. Set aside.
Pour some of the teriyaki sauce over the salmon. (about 1-2 Tbsp. per fillet)
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
Serve with more sauce on top and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with rice and broccoli.
What to look for when buying fresh salmon fillets
The salmon should actually look fresh. So, no brown spots on the flesh and no bruising on the skin. The flesh should be firm and look smooth and glossy, without any slits or holes.
It shouldn’t smell overly fishy or sour. It should be slightly like the ocean – fresh and a little salty.
Frozen salmon works well too and sometimes is just as tasty as fresh depending on the source and quality.
King salmon is usually what I buy. It’s rich and buttery. There is also sockeye salmon, pink salon and coho salmon varieties.
If you’re ever unclear on what salmon to buy, ask the fishmonger for help and guidance.
What is the best way to thaw frozen salmon?
If using frozen, you can thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place on a plate or wrap the package in a paper towel.
Place in a plastic baggie and thaw in cold water – this is a quick option and usually how we thaw our salmon. It takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes depending on the thickness and size of your salmon fillets.
This easy Oven Baked Teriyaki Glazed Salmon is a healthy weeknight meal that can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less and delicious served with rice and broccoli. The salmon is baked in a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce and is so tender and flaky.
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