For a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinner, this savory baked teriyaki salmon is where it’s at! The flavor is out of this world, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. This has been my favorite way to enjoy salmon for more than a decade! We love it with a side of jasmine rice and some roasted veggies.
The Best Teriyaki Salmon Marinade
I definitely prefer this recipe with some quality wild caught salmon, even though it can be a bit pricey. For the marinade, combine the soy aminos, sesame oil, garlic, ginger root, honey, and cayenne in a large bowl (preferably with a lid) and mix well. Place the salmon in the bowl with the marinade skin side up and make sure it is fully submerged. Then marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. I personally prefer mine marinated for a few hours for more depth of flavor. I feel like it tends to get baked out of it otherwise.
How to Bake Teriyaki Salmon
Once salmon is marinated, preheat your oven to 375°F and bake on a lined baking sheet for 13-15 minutes. Perfectly cooked salmon will be flaky and juicy with an internal temperature of 145°F. Overcooked salmon is edible, but not quite as enjoyable…y’know? Remove it from the oven and serve promptly with your favorite sides!
What to Serve with Teriyaki Salmon
Pair this savory salmon with cooked rice or orzo and vegetables for a complete, healthy meal. Try these delicious side dish recipes:
- Homemade Rice-a-Roni
- Cheesy Broccoli Orzo
- Instant Pot Sweet Carrots
- Oven-Roasted Cauliflower
- Oven-Roasted Broccoli
- Roasted Carrot Chips
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This salmon is seriously tasty, and a great meal if you want to impress company. Plus, its absolutely packed with omega-3 fatty acids, high in B vitamins, and an excellent source of protein. So it not only tastes amazing, but it’s also super good for you. And it gets bonus points for being super easy to throw together. So add it to your meal plan this week and see what you think! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
Love salmon? Also, try these recipes:
- Large Bowl
- Baking Sheet
- Silpat or Parchment Paper
- 2 lbs. salmon filet
- 1 cup soy sauce or soy or coconut aminos for gluten free
- 1 Tbsp. sesame seed oil
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 2 tsp. fresh ginger root
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne
- Combine the soy sauce, sesame seed oil, honey, garlic, ginger root and cayenne in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Add salmon to the bowl and make sure it is fully submerged in the marinade. Cover and place in fridge for 30 minutes to 3 hours prior to baking.
- Preheat oven to 375°F and line a large baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
- Place salmon on baking sheet, and bake for 13-15 minutes until it is flakey but still glossy and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
- Serve immediately with your favorite sides!
Jenny is a wife and stay at home mother of two. She loves good food, and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen. When she’s not busy chasing kids, you can find her digging into a good book, enjoying the great outdoors, and trying not to kill her houseplants.