Main dishes

Salmon Teriyaki

Salmon teriyaki is a Japanese dish that features a deliciously glazed salmon fillet. The teriyaki sauce is a sweet and savory mixture that perfectly complements the rich flavor of the salmon. This recipe is perfect for those who love seafood and want to try a Japanese-inspired dish that is easy to make and full of flavor.

A Personal Story

I first tried salmon teriyaki at a Japanese restaurant with my friends a few years ago. I was blown away by the flavor and the simplicity of the dish. Since then, I have been experimenting with different teriyaki sauce recipes and have finally found the perfect one that brings out the best in the salmon. It has become a go-to dish for me when I want something healthy, flavorful, and easy to make.


  • 4 salmon fillets (skin-on or skinless), about 6 oz each
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup sake or dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake or wine, honey, ginger, and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the sauce for about 5 minutes or until it thickens and reduces by half. Set the sauce aside to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper on both sides.
  5. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the salmon fillets, skin side down (if using skin-on), and cook for about 2 minutes or until the skin is crispy and browned.
  6. Flip the salmon fillets over and brush the top with some of the teriyaki sauce.
  7. Transfer the salmon fillets to the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 6-8 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  8. Brush the salmon fillets with more teriyaki sauce and broil for 1-2 minutes or until the glaze is caramelized and bubbly.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the salmon teriyaki with steamed rice and your favorite vegetables such as bok choy, broccoli, or carrots. Garnish with sliced scallions and sesame seeds for added flavor and texture. This dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner or when you want to impress your guests with a restaurant-quality meal.

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