Honey Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

This Teriyaki Glazed Salmon recipe is sticky and delicious with the tastiest easy 3-ingredient Honey Teriyaki Glaze and simple, tasty Creamy Sesame Sauce. It makes the perfect healthy Teriyaki Salmon Bowl.

Honey Teriyaki Glazed Salmon in a bowl.

Salmon teriyaki is made of:

  • Honey: you can substitute brown sugar if you like. Authentic teriyaki sauce is made with mirin, sweet japanese wine, as the sweetener.
  • Soy sauce: this adds the seasoning with a layer of umami richness thanks to the natural glutamate content of the fermented soybeans in soy sauce.
  • Garlic: a bit of punchy flavor balances out the sticky sauce.
  • Salmon fillets: skin-on salmon is easier to find fresh. After baking, you can slip a metal spatula between the salmon and the skin to remove it as you lift the salmon off the pan.
Steps for making honey teriyaki glazed salmon.

How do you prepare salmon before cooking?

  • Remove it from its packaging
  • No need to wash it.
  • Pat it dry with paper towels.
  • Grocery-store salmon usually comes with scales and bones removed, but check it anyway to ensure you don’t see any pin bones. If there are any visible little white bones, hold the salmon steady with a paper towel and pull bones out using clean tweezers.
  • For skin-on salmon: salmon skin is very slippery and requires an ultra-sharp knife to remove it. For safety, I recommend cooking salmon with the skin on (regardless of whether you plan to eat it). It is really easy to pull the skin off of cooked salmon if you prefer not to eat it.
  • If using frozen salmon: let it thaw overnight in the fridge or in a pot of cool water. Never use warm or hot water to thaw fish, or it’ll start cooking the edges, making it unappealing and easy to overcook.

What to serve with Honey Teriyaki Salmon?

Serve teriyaki salmon with fresh rice, cooked vegetables (like broccoli and baby carrots), and a small green salad (with my go-to Creamy Asian Salad Dressing) for Japanese-restaurant vibes.

Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds, if you like.

How to make Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

I love to serve this honey teriyaki glazed salmon as a tasty bowl (Psst. you must also try this Cajun Honey Butter Salmon recipe). To serve 4 people as a teriyaki salmon bowl like the one pictured, you’ll need:

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup shelled edamame, heated

Drizzle it with the sesame mayo in the recipe card below, or whip up a batch of my tasty Creamy Asian Dressing as a delicious sauce to spoon on top.

FAQs

How long to cook salmon at 425?

Cook salmon at 425ºF for 10-15 minutes for fish fillets about 3/4 of an inch thick weighing roughly 6 ounces each.

What temperature should salmon be baked at?

Smaller salmon portions can be baked at 425ºF with great results.

The higher temperature allows caramelization and browning reactions to occur, building more flavor.

A higher oven temperature makes the cooking time quicker.

If you are baking a whole side of salmon, 350ºF is a better bet for even cooking.

What is a substitute for teriyaki sauce?

Honey garlic sauce is a good substitute for teriyaki sauce.

What is a good side dish for teriyaki salmon?

Good side dishes for teriyaki salmon include:
– rice
– sliced cucumber
– shelled edamame
– steamed vegetables (like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and/or zucchini)
– spinach gomae
– simple green salad

Where did teriyaki originate from?

Teriyaki originates from Japan, where it is made from soy sauce and mirin.

Honey Teriyaki Salmon Bowl with green vegetables and sauce.

Honey Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Dinner
Asian
Keyword Creamy Sesame Sauce, Honey Teriyaki, Honey Teriyaki Glazed Salmon, Salmon Bowl, Sesame Sauce, Teriyaki Salmon, Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 6-oz salmon fillets skin-on or skinless

For honey teriyaki glaze:

  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

For creamy sesame sauce:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil

Optional toppings:

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together honey, soy sauce and garlic in a small bowl.
  • Arrange salmon filets on baking sheet (skin side down if it has skin) and brush with half the teriyaki glaze. Bake for 6 minutes, brush with remaining glaze, then continue baking until salmon reaches 125ºF internal temperature (or flakes easily with a fork); about 6-9 minutes more.
  • To make creamy sesame sauce, whisk together the mayonnaise and sesame oil. Drizzle over salmon and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

Video

Notes

If your glaze hasn’t browned enough, turn on the broiler and move oven rack up to the top position. Broil salmon for about a minute to caramelize the glaze.
Variations:
    • For a subtle heat, add 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger with the garlic
To serve as a salmon teriyaki bowl:
    • 4 cups cooked rice
    • 1 sliced avocado
    • 1 cup sliced cucumber
    • 1 cup shelled edamame, heated

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 16gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 626mgPotassium: 406mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Creamy Sesame Sauce, Honey Teriyaki, Honey Teriyaki Glazed Salmon, Salmon Bowl, Sesame Sauce, Teriyaki Salmon, Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

Last Updated on May 23, 2023 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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khoingn | The Broad Life
11 months ago

5 stars
I love salmon the teriyaki taste. Now you combine the two to make an awesome dish. I really want to eat it right now.

Amber
11 months ago

I’ve never been big on fish but sure do love teriyaki. I am going to have to give this recipe a try with my family.

Neely Moldovan
Neely Moldovan
11 months ago

Oh this sounds so yummy! I love honey anything!

Bedabrata Chakraborty
Bedabrata Chakraborty
11 months ago

5 stars
This dish is a wonderful fusion of protein and fibre. I love Salman and can’t wait to try this dish.

Angela Ricardo Bethea
11 months ago

5 stars
That glazed salmon is looking absolutely delicious and would love to give this a try.

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