Easy Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

Easy Teriyaki Salmon

Serves 4

Simple ingredients go a long way in this flavorful dish, perfect for dressing up your salmon and serving alongside hot rice.


  • 4 salmon fillets with skin on (about 6 ounces each), pin bones removed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated, peeled fresh ginger root
  • Thinly sliced green onions
  • Cooked rice


  1. Lightly sprinkle salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Keep in mind that teriyaki sauce is also salty.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine sugar, soy sauce, and ginger. Bring to simmer and stir until sugar melts.
  3. Carefully lay salmon in pan, skin side up. Cook 3 minutes.
  4. Flip salmon over and continue cooking an additional 2 to 5 minutes or until centers of fillets are opaque. As fish cooks, tilt pan and gently spoon accumulated sauce over tops, continually basting fish.
  5. If skillet is oven-proof and further browning is desired, broil in a preheated oven for a minute or two. To thicken sauce, remove salmon from skillet and boil sauce until desired consistency.
  6. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve with hot rice.


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 340
Fat: 12 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 110 mg
Sodium: 610 mg
Carbohydrates: 1 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 17 g
Protein: 37 g
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