Salmon With Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

salmon teriyaki

Salmon is a fatty fish, and it is one of the healthiest that you can eat because it is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Along with sardines, herrings, and mackerels, it is known for its properties that support heart health as well as weight loss. It also helps in lowering blood pressure, improving memory and other brain functions, treating inflammation, and promoting healthy skin.

We can go on and on when it comes to the health benefits of eating salmon, and that should compel you to make this type of fish a mainstay in your diet.

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For dinner, you can make salmon with homemade teriyaki sauce. It’s the perfect dinner if you don’t have much time to make a more complex meal. And besides, with all the vitamins and minerals that you can get from salmon, you should be good. You can eat it with rice or any veggies of your choice to make it even healthier.

This recipe allows you to either bake, grill, or pan-fry the salmon. It all depends on how you want it to be. It’s very delicious either way.

Here is how you can make salmon (pan-fried) with homemade teriyaki sauce:

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salmon teriyaki

Salmon With Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Super easy pan-fried salmon with sumptuous and delicious homemade teriyaki sauce, served with either rice or veggies.



4 salmon fillets

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. sesame oil

1/8 cup water

1 clove garlic (minced)

1 tsp. ginger (minced)

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar

1 tsp. cornstarch

brown sugar

green onions and sesame seeds for garnish


  1. In a medium bowl, combine sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic. Add water.
  2. Set aside half of the mixture. Use the other half to marinate the salmon fillets for about 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium or large skillet, heat oil and fry the salmon fillets in batches.
  4. Put the marinade that you set aside in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  5. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl and add to the marinade. Wait until the mixture thickens.
  6. Glaze the salmon with the teriyaki sauce and sprinkle sesame seeds and green onions.


The amount of brown sugar depends on how sweet you want the teriyaki sauce to be. You can eat the salmon teriyaki as is or served with rice or vegetables like green beans. The indicated prep time includes marination.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Asian

Other Options to Serve Teriyaki Salmon With

Like what we have said, you can serve teriyaki salmon with pretty much anything. Some people love it with white or brown rice to soak up the extra sauce. But if you want to keep your meal low in calories, you can eat it with steamed vegetables, such as green beans, broccoli, carrots, and asparagus. Stir-fried veggies would be a good option too.

Other choices include Chow mein noodles, Lo mein, quinoa, and vegetable fried rice.

How to Pan-Fry the Salmon to Perfection

If you are frying thawed frozen salmon, you must get rid of the extra moisture using a paper towel. It is important that you keep the skin when frying too because that will help hold the salmon together. Otherwise, it will fall apart. Once cooked, allow it to cool before removing the skin.

When trying to flip the salmon, and it is still sticking to the pan, that means that it isn’t fully cooked yet. Give it about 2 to 3 minutes and try again.


Closing Thoughts

Dinner doesn’t have to be too difficult to prepare. Keep in mind that you have plenty of options when it comes to easy-to-make dinner recipes. Teriyaki salmon is excellent. It is healthy and it doesn’t require you to be a real chef to perfect this meal.

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