Teriyaki Salmon

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Quick and Flavorful Dinners with Teriyaki Salmon!

Enjoy weeknight dinners with this Teriyaki Salmon, a dish that stands as a pinnacle of home-cooked excellence.

This easy-to-make recipe marries the savory richness of teriyaki sauce with the succulent texture of salmon, resulting in a meal that’s golden and crisp on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside.

Whether you’re aiming to impress at a family dinner or searching for a quick weeknight meal, this salmon, ready in minutes, offers a delicious solution with its minimal ingredients and straightforward preparation.

Three fillets of Teriyaki Salmon, beautifully seared with a golden exterior, glazed in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce, making it a go-to recipe for a fast and flavorful dinner.

Why Teriyaki Salmon Is Your Next Go-To Meal

Teriyaki Salmon is not merely a fish recipe.

It’s a mixed of Asian flavors that come together in under 20 minutes, making it a perfect option for any night of the week.

  • Supremely Flavorful: Enhanced with a homemade teriyaki sauce, this salmon promises a super flavorful experience.
  • Effortlessly Quick: As a meal ready in 15 minutes, it fits seamlessly into your summer meal plans, offering a delightful dinner solution without the hassle.
  • Healthy and Satisfying: This low carb salmon recipe ensures a light meal that doesn’t compromise on taste or nutritional value.
Close-up of Teriyaki Salmon, golden and crisp, drizzled with a rich, flavorful sauce, served on a white plate for a quick, delicious family dinner.

Teriyaki Salmon Ingredients

For the Salmon:

  • 4 Salmon Filets: The foundation of the dish, offering rich flavor and essential omega-3 fatty acids.

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce & 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce: Combine for a rich, umami-packed base.
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar & 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar: Balances the sauce with a touch of acidity and sweetness.
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced & 1 Tsp Freshly Grated Ginger: Adds depth and warmth to the sauce.
  • Garnish: Sesame seeds and green onion, though optional, add a final touch of flavor and texture.
Golden-crusted Teriyaki Salmon fillets, rich in umami flavor, presented as a centerpiece for a light, nutritious meal, ideal for any quick weeknight feast.

Teriyaki Salmon Instructions

Marinating the Salmon:

  1. Prepare the Teriyaki Sauce: In a bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar, 3 minced garlic cloves, and 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger until well combined.
  2. Marinate the Salmon: Place the 4 salmon fillets in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the teriyaki sauce mixture over the salmon, ensuring each fillet is evenly coated. Allow the salmon to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or for optimal flavor, up to 2 hours.

Cooking the Salmon:

  1. Prep the Pan: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly oil the pan with a high smoke point oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Pan Sear the Salmon: Remove the salmon from the marinade, gently shaking off any excess liquid. Reserve the marinade for later use. Carefully place the salmon fillets in the hot skillet, flesh side down first, to achieve a golden and crisp exterior. Sear for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the salmon is cooked through and easily flakes with a fork.
  3. Reduce the Sauce: While the salmon is cooking, pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepan. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat, and let it reduce until thickened, about 5-7 minutes. This reduction will serve as a flavorful sauce to pour over the cooked salmon.
  4. Garnish and Serve: Once the salmon is cooked and the sauce has thickened, remove the salmon from the skillet and place it on a serving dish. Pour the reduced teriyaki sauce over the salmon fillets. Optionally, sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped green onion over the top for garnish.
A plate of Teriyaki Salmon, its surface glistening under a flavorful teriyaki sauce, garnished with sesame seeds, showcases a low-carb recipe that's both quick and delightful.

Storage and Reheating Tips

This dish features pan-seared salmon that’s been expertly cooked to achieve a perfectly golden crust, making it the highlight of any dinner table.

  • Refrigeration: Store leftover salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Reheating: Gently reheat in a pan over low heat to maintain moisture. Avoid microwaving to preserve the texture.

What to Serve with Teriyaki Salmon

To complement the rich flavors of Teriyaki Salmon, consider these side dishes for a well-rounded and satisfying meal:

  • Cilantro Lime Rice: The zesty freshness of cilantro and lime pairs beautifully with the savory sweetness of teriyaki salmon, adding a light and aromatic touch to your meal.
  • Greek Chickpea Salad: A hearty and nutritious option, this salad brings together the crunch of fresh vegetables and the protein-rich chickpeas, dressed in a tangy vinaigrette, offering a refreshing counterbalance to the umami flavors of the salmon.
  • Tomato Salad: A simple tomato salad, enhanced with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, mirrors the Asian-inspired flavors of the dish while adding a burst of juicy freshness perfect for a summer meal.
Luscious Teriyaki Salmon fillets, shimmering with a teriyaki glaze, offer a simple yet elegant meal option, ready in just 20 minutes for a satisfying family dinner.

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A succulent piece of Teriyaki Salmon, marinated and pan-seared to perfection, garnished with sesame seeds and green onions, ready in minutes.
Yield: 4 servings

Teriyaki Salmon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Enjoy Teriyaki Salmon, an easy-to-make, golden and crisp delight, marinated in a rich sauce for deep flavor. Ready in under 20 minutes, it's the ideal quick weeknight meal or summer recipe, served with rice and salad for a light, satisfying family dinner. Perfect any night!

Ingredients

For the Teriyaki Salmon:

  • 4 salmon filets

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tsp freshly grated ginger
  • Sesame seeds, Green onion to garnish, optional

Instructions

    Marinating the Salmon:

    1. Prepare the Teriyaki Sauce: In a bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar, 3 minced garlic cloves, and 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger until well combined.
    2. Marinate the Salmon: Place the 4 salmon fillets in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the teriyaki sauce mixture over the salmon, ensuring each fillet is evenly coated. Allow the salmon to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or for optimal flavor, up to 2 hours.

    Cooking the Salmon:

    1. Prep the Pan: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly oil the pan with a high smoke point oil to prevent sticking.
    2. Pan Sear the Salmon: Remove the salmon from the marinade, gently shaking off any excess liquid. Reserve the marinade for later use. Carefully place the salmon fillets in the hot skillet, flesh side down first, to achieve a golden and crisp exterior. Sear for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the salmon is cooked through and easily flakes with a fork.
    3. Reduce the Sauce: While the salmon is cooking, pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepan. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat, and let it reduce until thickened, about 5-7 minutes. This reduction will serve as a flavorful sauce to pour over the cooked salmon.
    4. Garnish and Serve: Once the salmon is cooked and the sauce has thickened, remove the salmon from the skillet and place it on a serving dish. Pour the reduced teriyaki sauce over the salmon fillets. Optionally, sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped green onion over the top for garnish.

    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    4

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 536Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 143mgSodium 926mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 53g

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