Quick Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

If you're looking for an easy, flavorful dinner idea, this teriyaki glazed salmon is the perfect idea! Served over a bed of white rice, it's a complete meal with huge flavor.

A plate of teriyaki-glazed salmon topped with sesame seeds.
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Quick Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Recipe

When you think of salmon, you may not immediately go to a teriyaki glaze. But once you try this recipe, you'll wonder why it took you so long to eat something this delicious!

This is a go-to salmon recipe when I need an easy dinner. We love to pair it with Instant Pot jasmine rice and veggies, like roasted vegetables. My whole family enjoys it and I typically even make extra to have some leftovers.

Weeknight dinners can be a challenge, and often are just a monotonous rotation of the same meals day in and day out. But with easy recipes like like this glazed salmon, you can easily switch things up!

This easy teriyaki salmon recipe is simple, delicious, and nourishing. A perfect meal to make so that you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying your evening.

Why You'll Love this Recipe

I love this salmon dinner mainly because it's so easy! But there's so many things to love about it:

  • If you need to meal prep, then this is a great recipe. It will go with tons of side dishes and it also reheats very well.
  • Make glazed teriyaki salmon for anything from a fancy dinner party to a quick weeknight meal. It is versatile and so delicious, so anyone will love it!
  • Salmon can go with any side dish, which is great if you get bored of eating the same thing over and over again. All you have to do to change up your leftovers is make a different side!
Teriyaki-glazed salmon with broccoli on a plate.

Ingredients

These simple ingredients are all that you need to make this easy recipe. If you want to make a simple homemade teriyaki sauce, then make sure you grab the sauce ingredients too. Here's what you'll need for this recipe:

A quick and delicious teriyaki salmon recipe prepared on a baking sheet.
  • salmon fillets
  • sesame oil
  • coconut aminos
  • cornstarch
  • salt and pepper

Substitutions and Variations

You can use either make your own teriyaki sauce or grab a store-bought sauce. My stir fry sauce works just perfectly in this recipe.

While this recipe is specifically for salmon filets, you can use it for any kind of fish that you want.

I just use salt and pepper as the seasoning for this baked teriyaki salmon, but you can season it any way you want. A bit of garlic powder and onion powder would be tasty, as well as some fresh herbs.

Try all of these salmon marinades for variety!

A plate of teriyaki-glazed salmon with sesame seeds.

How to Make Quick Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

Make this yummy salmon any night of the week! Here's the step by step instruction on what to do:

Preheat your oven 400°F (204°C) and then spray a 9x13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

Salmon fillets on a baking sheet next to a bowl of teriyaki sauce.
Salmon fillets seasoned with salt and pepper on a baking sheet.

Place the fresh salmon into the prepared dish and season generously with salt and black pepper.

Mix together the cornstarch, coconut aminos and sesame oil in a small bowl, then spread the teriyaki sauce evenly over the salmon so that it is covered well.

Salmon fillets being brushed with teriyaki glaze in a baking pan.
Three salmon fillets with teriyaki glaze on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake the fish for 20 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). Remove the dish and cover it with foil.

Then let the salmon rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

Two plates of teriyaki-glazed salmon, broccoli and rice with chopsticks.

Serve hot and with your favorite side dish!

What to Serve with Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

Steamed broccoli and rice are two of our favorite sides to serve with this salmon. You could use brown rice or cauliflower rice too. I also like serving this dish with other veggies like roasted tomatoes or garlic green beans.

Cheesy garlic bread and easy drop biscuits are also super tasty alongside teriyaki glazed salmon! If you want to stick with the Asian flavor profile, then serve this with some stir fry noodles.

Two plates of teriyaki-glazed salmon with chopsticks.

How to Store Leftover Salmon

Place leftover teriyaki salmon into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze leftovers in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months as well.

To reheat, place in the oven until warmed to a safe internal temperature.

Tips for Success

This salmon teriyaki recipe is really simple, but here's a few tips to make it extra perfect:

  • When you are coating the salmon with teriyaki sauce, make sure to cover the sides of the salmon as well. This will help to ensure every inch of the fish gets plenty of flavor.
  • Don't skip covering the dish with aluminum foil! It's key to locking in moisture and getting a really flaky salmon.
  • I recommend adding sesame seeds to the finished product as a garnish. It ads a little texture and a slightly nutty flavor that pair well with the sauce and the fish.
Teriyaki-glazed salmon and broccoli on a plate with chopsticks.

FAQ

Is it better to pan fry or oven bake salmon?

It really comes down to personal preference as to how you cook your salmon. Both pan frying and baking salmon are great methods to cook this fish. You can adapt this recipe and cook it on the stove top if you prefer!

Do you flip salmon when baking?

You do not have to flip salmon when it is baking in the oven. Just place it skin side down and let it bake until it is tender and juicy.

Two plates of teriyaki-glazed salmon with broccoli.

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Two plates of teriyaki-glazed salmon with broccoli.

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

This super easy teriyaki glazed salmon is one of my favorite quick dinners during a busy week!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Madison Wetherill

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs salmon
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  • Spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place salmon in the dish. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix together the ingredients for teriyaki sauce, then spread it across the salmon filet with a basting brush.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF (63°C).
  • Remove salmon from oven and cover with foil.
  • Let salmon rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

If salmon is not deboned, try to remove bones as best you can.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 891mg | Sugar: 3g

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