Salmon is one of my favorite types of fish to make for dinner. It's not only a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and key nutrients. If you need a quick and easy oven dinner idea, try my quick and easy teriyaki glazed salmon recipe. This recipe is full of flavor, and comes together fast. Plus, you can use this homemade maple teriyaki sauce for other recipes besides salmon.
Salmon is my favorite type of fish, because of how tender and flaky it comes out every time. It is also a great source of omega 3-fatty acids and protein. It's no wonder salmon fillets are in heavy rotation every month. Did you know that because salmon is such a great source of omega 3-fatty acids, this recipe is perfect to help prevent skin issues like acne, and your skin can even benefit from anti-aging properties? Read more about the Best Foods for Anti-Aging Skin.
This was inspired by my other easy salmon recipe made with orange rosemary vinaigrette. I am always trying out different flavor profiles when it comes to my salmon recipes. You can also try out my popular one pan teriyaki noodles recipe with salmon.
Ingredients for Teriyaki Glazed Salmon
- Salmon Fillets: You obviously need to get your hands on a few salmon fillets for this teriyaki glazed salmon recipe! I prefer fresh salmon over the frozen, but frozen will work too, if you defrost prior to making this glazed salmon recipe.
- White Wine Vinegar: You need a touch of acid to balance out the teriyaki sauce, and I find white wine vinegar works perfectly.
- Gluten-Free Tamari: A must for any homemade teriyaki sauce.
- Maple Syrup: This adds just the right amount of sweetness to my maple glazed salmon recipe.
- Garlic Powder: You could never go wrong with adding in some delicious garlic powder for flavor.
- Ground Ginger: To get an authentic teriyaki flavor for your salmon, you need the ginger element in the teriyaki sauce.
- Coconut Oil: I typically use a lot of olive oil in my recipes, but I find that in Asian style recipes, I prefer the flavor of coconut oil.
- Optional Toppings: I like to top with some fresh scallions and toasted sesame seeds. Scallions add in a mild onion flavor to this dish.
Quick & Easy Teriyaki Glazed Salmon
- Add vinegar, tamari, maple syrup, garlic powder, and ground ginger to a small mixing bowl.
- Add salmon fillets to a large plate, then pour the sauce over the top. Turn fillets over a few times to coat.
- Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the fillets.
- Cook for 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until caramelized on both sides and cooked through in the centers.
- Serve topped with scallions and sesame seeds. Enjoy with your favorite side dish. See my side dish suggestions.
Hint: I like to double the homemade maple teriyaki sauce and use it later in the week for teriyaki glazed cauliflower wings. I store my homemade sauces in these cute little jars, I find on Amazon.
Substitutions for Teriyaki Salmon Ingredients
Try these easy teriyaki salmon substitution ingredients.
Salmon: Swap for cauliflower wings or another favorite fish you like.
Ground Ginger: Instead of ground ginger, swap in some fresh ginger, use 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger instead.
Garlic Powder: Change things up and swap in fresh garlic for 1 tablespoon of fresh garlic instead.
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce: Short on time, swap out the homemade teriyaki sauce ingredients for a bottled version of your favorite teriyaki sauce.
You can easily store this salmon recipe in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days in the fridge.
The key to perfect salmon fillets is to make sure you don't overcook them. You can also cook them quickly in your air fryer. Preheat to your oven to 400 degrees F. and cook the teriyaki glazed salmon for 10 minutes. Boom! Dinner is done.
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