Baked Teriyaki Salmon

Baked Teriyaki Salmon

Slightly sweet teriyaki salmon that's simple to prepare and full of flavor!


4 servings


1 to 1 1/4 pounds fresh or frozen salmon fillets
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 clove minced garlic (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes, optional
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon brown sugar

For serving:

Cooked rice or rice noodles and vegetables or stir-fried vegetables of your choice


1. In a gallon-size ziplock bag, combine the teriyaki sauce, oil, garlic, onion, pepper, red pepper (if using), and sesame seeds. Squeeze the bag a little to mix everything together.

2. Add the salmon fillets (fresh or still frozen) in a single layer. Remove excess air from bag, seal, and make sure fillets are covered on both sides in the marinade.

3. Put salmon in the fridge to marinate for a few hours (if fresh) or for a day or two to thaw/marinate (if still frozen).

4. When you're ready to cook the salmon, remove the fillets from the bag and place them in a shallow dish* in a single layer (skin side down if the salmon has skin). Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the marinade over the fillets, and sprinkle the teaspoon of brown sugar over the tops.

5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes with a fork (145 degrees internal temperature). Don't bake too long, or salmon will be dry!

Serve hot (immediately) with rice or rice noodles, and/or stir fried vegetables.

Baked Teriyaki Salmon, marinating
Frozen salmon in a bag of marinade, thawing (in the fridge)

Baked Teriyaki Salmon, ready to be baked
Nice and seasoned and ready to bake!

Baked Teriyaki Salmon

Additional Notes: 

*I use a 9x13-inch dish.

This teriyaki salmon can be grilled rather than baked. Grill on medium or medium-low until fish flakes -- about 8-12 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon. If salmon has skin, grill skin-side down and do not flip. If salmon has no skin, flip half way through grilling, and add the brown sugar (Step 4 above) after flipping. (Grill with lid closed.)

Baked Teriyaki Salmon

Preparation Time: 

5 minutes + marinade time

Cooking Time: 

20 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

I LOVE this teriyaki salmon! It is so quick and easy and really yummy.

Read more about this recipe in my blog post about making baked teriyaki salmon! :)

Baked Teriyaki Salmon


Fresh salmon was on sale this week at a stock up price. I usually grill salmon but today we are in the middle of an ice storm, so I decided to try this recipe. It is fantastic and so very easy. Every recipe I have tried from this site has been fabulous! Thank you!


This is amazing! I made this for supper tonight (minus sesame seeds because we were out, and with extra onions because I love onions). We will be making this anytime we don't feel like grilling. Wow, so good!


I love this Teriyaki salmon. I make it all the time and it is always a hit. I replace the onions and garlic with powder because it's easier. Still tasty and delicious. Thank you for this wonderful, simple recipe.


My first salmon recipe to try. It was delicious! My family really enjoyed, said please keep recipe.


This is a wonderful recipe! Just the right combination of sweet and tangy. I didn't have time to marinate my salmon but it was still delicious tasting. Will plan ahead next time to allow for marinating. Definitely a keeper!!


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