When chicken and pork have exhausted their run in our house, we turn to our next favorite protein: fish. And one recipe that we know will bring our hungry bunch to the table is baked salmon with a quick teriyaki glaze. We’ve perfected this marinade, and even though we could buy a pre-made mix at the grocery store, we love whipping up our own, with a few spices and refrigerator staples.
Salmon is the perfect quick and easy lunch or dinner, and it pairs well with so many different flavors. Teriyaki salmon is one of our favorite marinades for a delicious salmon fillet. We have all of these ingredients in our spice drawer and refrigerator, so all it takes is a quick whisk, a brief marinade and just a few minutes in the oven. Out pops a savory fillet of salmon that is totally mouthwatering.
The contrast of the pink salmon against the warm bronze of the teriyaki glaze is the picture of perfection. Serve this with a garnish of thinly sliced green onion, a sprinkle of sesame seeds. We like to add a side of brown rice or steamed veggies to complete the meal. And the secret is to not let any of that marinade go to waste. Pour it into a small sauce pot and let it thicken; the soy reduction will sweeten up just slightly and provide the perfect topper to the baked salmon. It’s hard to go wrong with a meal that is this simple to make!
Baked Salmon With Teriyaki Glaze
Serves 4; 30 minutes
- 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 pinch red pepper flake (optional)
- Whisk all marinade ingredients together until fully combined.
- Place salmon pieces into resealable freezer bag. Pour marinade over top, close bag, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place salmon fillets on baking sheet. Bake salmon for 12-15 minutes, or until salmon is flaky - do not overcook.
- Pour remaining marinade into sauce pan. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, about 3-5 minutes.
- Remove salmon from oven and pour glaze over top of each fillet. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Natasha's Kitchen