Teriyaki Baked Salmon

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Teriyaki Baked Salmon – Everyone loves this easy fish recipe. Salmon gets marinated in homemade teriyaki sauce, baked, then brushed with teriyaki glaze.

Baked teriyaki salmon on a plate sprinkled with sesame seeds and sliced green onions

Fish is great for busy weeknight dinners because it’s so quick cooking.  This recipe has a homemade sweet and tangy sauce that doubles as a marinade and a sticky glaze.  But, there’s still very little hands-on prep time or cooking time.

Note:  The following is an overview with process images.  The full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

How To Make Baked Teriyaki Salmon

Make the homemade teriyaki sauce.

  • Add soy sauce to a small mixing bowl.
  • Add brown sugar, vinegar, corn starch, garlic, and pepper.
  • Whisk until well combined.

mixing bowl with soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, corn starch, garlic, and pepper for a teriyaki marinade and glaze

  • Place 4 uncooked salmon fillets in a plastic food storage bag.
  • Add half of the teriyaki sauce.
  • Marinate the fish in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

plastic storage bag with salmon filets and teriyaki marinade inside

  • Remove the fish from the bag.
  • Place the marinated salmon in a baking dish.
  • Bake.

4 uncooked marinaded salmon fillets in a baking dish

As the salmon cooks, make the teriyaki glaze.

  • Pour the remaining (unused) teriyaki sauce in a sauce pot.
  • Simmer until thick.

Thick teriyaki glaze being reduced in a small sauce pot

  • Brush the cooked salmon with the thick glaze.

Baked salmon fillet being brushed with thick teriyaki glaze

  • Sprinkle the salmon with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.

baking dish full of baked salmon filets coated in teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds, and sliced green onions

Can You Marinate Salmon For Too Long

Yes!  If the fish is in the marinade for too long, the acid will start to break down the fish, making it mushy.  I typically marinate my salmon for 1 hour.  But, up to 2 hours is ok.

How Long To Bake Salmon

This depends on the thickness of the salmon fillet.  The 5 ounce salmon fillets I buy are typically just over an inch thick, so it takes about 12 minutes to bake them at 400 degrees F.  Occasionally, I can only find very thin, wide salmon fillets.  These are usually done in about 9 minutes.

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piece of baked salmon smothered in dark teriyaki glaze and sprinkled with sesame seeds and sliced green onions

Teriyaki Baked Salmon Recipe

5 from 12 votes
Teriyaki Baked Salmon - Everyone loves this easy fish recipe. Salmon gets marinated in homemade teriyaki sauce, baked, then brushed with teriyaki glaze.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Marinate Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes

Video

Servings 4 servings
Calories 269 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 2 garlic cloves -minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 (5 oz.) salmon fillets
  • Optional: sesame seeds or sliced green onions for serving

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add the soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, corn starch, garlic, and pepper. Whisk until the sugar and corn starch is dissolved.
  • Place the salmon in a sealable food storage bag. Add half of the soy sauce mixture to the bag. Seal the bag. Move the salmon around in the bag until it is well coated in sauce. Place the bag in the refrigerator to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours.*
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the salmon in the baking dish skin side down, if applicable (discard the used marinade). Cook for 12-15 minutes, until the salmon is flakey when pressed with a fork. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the salmon fillets.
  • As the salmon cooks, make the glaze. Add the remaining soy sauce mixture to a small sauce pot. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Remove from the heat.
  • Brush the cooked salmon with the teriyaki glaze. Optional: Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds and green onions.

Notes

*I usually let my salmon marinate for 1 hour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th of the recipe | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 877mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Keyword baked salmon recipe, how to bake salmon in the oven, teriyaki salmon recipe
Cuisine American, Asian
Author Amanda Finks
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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious!! I made the salmon following the recipe. I am not a fish eater but I loved this salmon. The next night I made chicken breasts with the same recipe and it was delicious also! Thank you for sharing.

  2. 5 stars
    Excellent!!! The sauce was delicious and the salmon perfectly tender and flaky. I followed the recipe exactly as written. Presentation was lovely as well. Everyone went on and on about how much they liked it. Husband said, “I’d order this at a restaurant!”
    Served roasted baby red potatoes and sweet snap peas (tossed together with a little melted butter, olive oil, Italian seasoning salt and pepper)
    Ideal summer meal! Give this recipe a try… you won’t be disappointed!

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is nothing short of amazing! It is so easy and it makes me feel like a chef. The results are gourmet! Believe it or not, I air fry my salmon for 7 minutes on one side, 7 minutes on the other on 400 degrees and it turns out awesome every time! I add a can of lite coconut milk to my rice cooker and it makes the rice super yummy too. Thank you SO much for sharing this! I make it once weekly and look forward to it every time. My non- salmon eating husband now loves it!

  4. 5 stars
    Love it and so do my kids! I made salmon three different ways and had a family contest and this one won by a long shot. I’ve made it several times by now.

  5. This was easy to prepare & very good. I didn’t add black pepper but added a little sesame oil & ginger. Very tasty.

  6. 5 stars
    Tastes Fantastic, Quick and Easy! Couldn’t ask for anything better. My Salmon tastes like restaurant quality and my family raves about it every time I make it. Thank you Amanda! Another winner in my house!

  7. 5 stars
    My sister makes this all the time and our entire family loves it. I make it with jasmine rice and a crunchy cheddar broccoli casserole or plain steamed broccoli w/butter and lemon. Big hit in my house too.

  8. 5 stars
    I am always on a lookout for healthy, delicious meals like this one! I am definitely going to try it! 🙂 Pinned and Yummed!

  9. I don’t like Salmon, but this recipe changed my mind. This is the third time I’ve made it.

    1. I’ve cooked on the grill before with the only change in recipe being I wrap salmon in bacon strips before placing on grill. Can’t give cooking times as I’ve never gone by minutes- just seemed to know when it was done I guess. I’m sure the general info wouldn’t be difficult to find online tho.

  10. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazeballs! The salmon comes out perfect every time and is such a hit within our family – we have it regularly!! It’s a standout dish to have when guests come over and is so simple to prepare and cook!! I figured after cooking it for the umpteenth time I should leave a review!! I change nothing in the recipe and serve with roast potato, beans and honey carrots to be fancy or simple mash potato and veges (like tonight’s dinner will be) Perfection!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  11. 5 stars
    This teriyaki baked salmon is SO DELICIOUS! I can’t believe how much I enjoyed this recipe because I usually don’t like fish, but this was just stellar!

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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