Baked Teriyaki Salmon
Slightly sweet teriyaki salmon that's simple to prepare and full of flavor!
1 to 1 1/4 pounds fresh or frozen salmon fillets
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 clove minced garlic (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes, optional
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Cooked rice or rice noodles and vegetables or stir-fried vegetables of your choice
1. In a gallon-size ziplock bag, combine the teriyaki sauce, oil, garlic, onion, pepper, red pepper (if using), and sesame seeds. Squeeze the bag a little to mix everything together.
2. Add the salmon fillets (fresh or still frozen) in a single layer. Remove excess air from bag, seal, and make sure fillets are covered on both sides in the marinade.
3. Put salmon in the fridge to marinate for a few hours (if fresh) or for a day or two to thaw/marinate (if still frozen).
4. When you're ready to cook the salmon, remove the fillets from the bag and place them in a shallow dish* in a single layer (skin side down if the salmon has skin). Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the marinade over the fillets, and sprinkle the teaspoon of brown sugar over the tops.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes with a fork (145 degrees internal temperature). Don't bake too long, or salmon will be dry!
Serve hot (immediately) with rice or rice noodles, and/or stir fried vegetables.
Frozen salmon in a bag of marinade, thawing (in the fridge)
Nice and seasoned and ready to bake!
*I use a 9x13-inch dish.
This teriyaki salmon can be grilled rather than baked. Grill on medium or medium-low until fish flakes -- about 8-12 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon. If salmon has skin, grill skin-side down and do not flip. If salmon has no skin, flip half way through grilling, and add the brown sugar (Step 4 above) after flipping. (Grill with lid closed.)
5 minutes + marinade time
I LOVE this teriyaki salmon! It is so quick and easy and really yummy.
Read more about this recipe in my blog post about making baked teriyaki salmon! :)