Salmon Teriyaki


This delicious salmon in teriyaki sauce combines sweet and savoury to deliver a dish which is full of flavour. Serve this salmon teriyaki with crunchy vegetables. Ready in 20 minutes and serves 4 people.

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Salmon teriyaki
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-02-20, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 27-09-2023

20 minutes 4 people Main course
Salmon teriyaki


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  • 150 ml soy sauce
    • Preferably a light Chinese soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • Honey to taste
  • Small piece of fresh ginger of about one centimeter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets
  • Black and white sesame seeds
  • Optional: spring onions
Salmon teriyaki ingredients
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  • Small saucepan
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • Oven
  • Grater

Salmon Teriyaki

20 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Chop the garlic cloves as finely as possible. Cut the spring onions into thin rings and set aside. Grate about a centimetre of fresh ginger. If you use a dark soy sauce, it is better to halve the amount, otherwise the finished dish will be too salty.

Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, honey, and lemon juice to a small saucepan. Heat the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved, mixing with a whisk.

Add the cornflour to a small bowl and mix in water until smooth. Add the cornflour paste to the soy mixture and bring to a boil.

Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes, or until it starts to thicken. You can add some extra cornflour if you want a very thick sauce, but make sure you mix it with water first. 

Salmon teriyaki
Salmon teriyaki

Finishing the teriyaki salmon – 15 minutes

Cover the salmon fillets with the teriyaki sauce. Turn the salmon fillets over and cover the other side with the teriyaki sauce. Save some sauce so you can serve it with the cooked salmon.

Bake the teriyaki salmon fillets in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the salmon fillets with black and white sesame seeds after baking. Garnish with spring onion. Enjoy your meal!

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Salmon Teriyaki: frequently asked questions

What side dishes pair well with salmon?

Serve this dish with crispy vegetables such as carrot, leek, cabbage or a salad. Boiled rice, noodles or spaghetti also go very well with this dish.

Can I freeze this salmon dish?

Yes, this salmon teriyaki freezes well, meaning that you can store this dish if needed. Use a sturdy freezer bag for this.

Which type of soy sauce is best to use in this recipe?

It is best to use a light, but not too salty, soy sauce to make the teriyaki sauce.