The Best Teriyaki Salmon

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The Best Teriyaki Salmon
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Teriyaki Salmon Recipe - #salmon #teriyaki #recipe #eatwell101 - This teriyaki salmon recipe is a quick, easy, and delicious dinner for busy weeknights. Try this teriyaki salmon over rice or rice noodles!

Teriyaki Salmon Recipe – This Teriyaki salmon is a quick, easy, and delicious family dinner for your busy weeknights. If you want t to add more salmon recipes to your meal rotation, then look no further! This Teriyaki salmon recipe is made up of tender juicy Salmon, homemade teriyaki sauce, and fresh herbs. It’s easy to make and ready in less than 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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The Best Teriyaki Salmon recipe

Our Teriyaki salmon recipe is one of our most popular recipes for a very good reason. Salmon Teriyaki is simple, easy to make, and tastes delicious. Basically, the homemade teriyaki salmon recipe is a very simple stir-fry fish recipe that is perfect to add to your dinner rotation. 

Our favorite thing about this teriyaki salmon recipe is the homemade teriyaki sauce. It includes simple ingredients such as fresh garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and fresh ginger. If you like a little spice to your teriyaki sauce, feel free to add some Sriracha or any other hot sauce you like. Once you make this homemade teriyaki sauce, you will never buy store-bought again. We recommend you make extra teriyaki sauce and serve it over rice, or grilled salmon for dinner later in the week. It’s so versatile, healthy, and tastes fantastic.

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Ingredients For Teriyaki Salmon

Most of the ingredients for making teriyaki salmon are easy to find in any grocery store:

  • Salmon fillet: We prefer to use wild-caught salmon for the taste, but you can also use farm-raised. If you buy frozen salmon, let it thaw overnight in your refrigerator before cooking.
  • Oil: You can use vegetable oil. Avoid olive oil as it may mask the taste of salmon, and it doesn’t mix well with the flavors of the Teriyaki sauce.
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce: Low sodium soy sauce will cut down on the salt content in this salmon recipe.
  • Light brown sugar: Adds sweetness to the sauce.
  • Honey: Adds a sweet flavor to the Teriyaki sauce and helps thicken the sauce.
  • Rice Vinegar: We use it regularly in Asian-inspired recipes.
  • Sesame Oil: Adds a great flavor to the sauce. Toasted sesame oil is also great but use a little less because the taste is very strong.
  • Minced Garlic: Use fresh minced garlic, not garlic powder.
  • Sesame seeds: You can toast them in a dry skillet for a nice, nutty flavor.
  • Green onions: Give a fresh twist to the teriyaki sauce
  • Ginger: Fresh ginger always works great.

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How To Make The Best Teriyaki Salmon

Making Teriyaki Salmon is quick and easy: Cook salmon cubes on all sides until browned and cooked through. Prepare the teriyaki sauce, then once the salmon is almost cooked through, add your homemade teriyaki sauce to the skillet and continue cooking until the sauce has thickened. Garnish with green onion, and sesame seeds, and serve immediately.

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1. To make the salmon teriyaki: Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.

2. Add cubed Salmon and brown salmon until just cooked through.

3. While the salmon is browning, prepare your teriyaki sauce: In a medium-size mixing bowl whisk together soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and Sriracha (if using).

4. Once salmon is browned and cooked through, add your homemade teriyaki sauce to the skillet and continue to cook, stirring until the sauce has thickened. Throw in the sliced green onion.

5. Serve the Teriyaki salmon immediately with white or brown rice and avocado or the vegetables of your choice. Garnish the Teriyaki salmon with sesame seeds and more green onion. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips For Making Teriyaki Salmon

  • Sesame seeds are optional in this salmon recipe. We’ve already made it without, and it tastes just as scrumptious.
  • Make sure to cut salmon into evenly bite-size pieces to ensure even cooking. This will allow all the salmon to cook evenly without having overcooked pieces.
  • Give some time to bring the oil to high heat in your skillet before adding the diced salmon. This will give your salmon a nice sear.
  • Be careful not to overcook the Salmon. You don’t want it to dry out and become tough.
  • You can season salmon with black pepper before browning, but we wouldn’t recommend adding any salt. Soy sauce is already salty so too much salt would ruin the dish.
  • If you like a thicker teriyaki sauce, you can add a mix of 2 tablespoons of water combined with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch.

What To Serve With Teriyaki Salmon

Rice is the best option when serving teriyaki salmon. Rice noodles are also great. Add a few slices of avocado and you’re in Heaven. Regular noodles are another great option and make a delicious teriyaki salmon noodle bowl. You can also serve teriyaki Salmon with some steamed vegetables.

How to meal prep teriyaki salmon

Use this salmon recipe as meal prep. It’s simple, delicious, and re-heats pretty well. Prepare teriyaki salmon as instructed above, then divide salmon into 4 meal prep containers, and add 1/2 cup white or brown rice to each container. Drizzle extra teriyaki sauce if desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions and refrigerate the meal prep teriyaki salmon for up to 4 days.

How To Store Leftover Teriyaki Salmon

Place your teriyaki Salmon leftovers in airtight containers stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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