This Baked Teriyaki Salmon is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that’s both healthy and flavorful. Salmon fillets are marinated in a homemade teriyaki sauce and baked in the oven.
I’m always on the hunt for healthy, quick dinner ideas. Salmon is a favorite in our household. It’s easy to cook and bakes up beautifully in the oven.
I love nothing more than an easy recipe that I can toss in the oven! You’ll love this baked teriyaki salmon because it takes just minutes to prepare and it finishes on its own in the oven.
You may also enjoy this recipe – Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet Meal. Another healthy, quick and easy weeknight meal.
Plus, this homemade teriyaki sauce is filled with flavor. I added a bit of brown sugar to balance the soy sauce and garlic. Don’t worry, it’s not very sweet.
Once your salmon is done marinating, you’ll cook down the remaining marinade on the stove top. This creates a beautiful, thick sauce that you’ll drizzle over your baked salmon just before serving.
I love that this marinade pulls double duty in this recipe. No waste here!
Baked Salmon Marinade
This marinade is incredibly simple and made with easy to find ingredients. Plus, it’s quick enough to make it into your weekly dinner rotation!
I like to mix up my marinade in a bowl (these are my favorite – affiliate link) large enough to fit all of my salmon fillets, to reduce waste. However, you’re welcome to mix your ingredients in a gallon sized plastic bag, add your salmon, and seal.
After twenty minutes, your salmon is ready to bake. Simply transfer with tongs onto your prepared baking sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes.
Don’t forget to keep your extra marinade! This salmon marinade pulls double duty.
After your salmon is done marinating, you’ll cook down the remainder of the marinade on the stove top. The original marinade will be thin and water, but after just a few minutes cooking on the stove, it will thicken into a beautiful sauce.
Try serving this baked salmon with a side of white rice, steamed broccoli, or a side salad.
Baked Teriyaki Salmon
- 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets sliced into 2" slices
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 green onion diced, optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet (with a rim) or cover with foil and grease. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add soy sauce, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, cornstarch, sesame seeds, and water. Whisk to combine. Add salmon filets, toss to coat, and cover. Allow to marinate for 20 minutes.
- Transfer salmon to prepared baking sheet (keep remaining marinade). Bake salmon for 12-15 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through (times may vary based on thickness of salmon).
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, add remaining marinade. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Mixture will thicken slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Before serving, pour remaining sauce over salmon fillets and garnish with green onion.