Oven baked teriyaki salmon is a super easy dinner dish that takes 1 minute to prep and can be made with store-bought or homemade teriyaki sauce. Want to make it yourself? A deliciously simple 10 minute recipe for teriyaki sauce using only honey, mirin and soy sauce is included.
Combine the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce in a sauce pan. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until thickened and a bit sticky. For best results, let it cool down for at least ten minuts before using to glaze the salmon.
Oven Baked Teriyaki Salmon
Preheat the oven to 200C/400 F and bring out a baking dish large enough to fit the salmon.
Place the salmon skin side down in the baking dish and brush on half of the teriyaki sauce. Top with sesame seeds and bake in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes.
Bring out the salmon when done and just before serving drizzle over some of the remaining teriyaki sauce and serve the rest on the side as a sauce.
Make your own teriyaki sauce to control the amount of sugar that goes into it.
Use a baking dish you're not too careful with in case the teriyaki sauce burns it.
For a pink center, bake the salmon for 15 minutes instead.
Frequently asked questions
Can you reheat salmon?Yes! Salmon reheats really well, and this dish makes a perfect lunch the day after for just that reason.What can I substitute mirin for?Mirin is sweet & acidic, so it can be substituted by a sweet white wine, a sweet prosecco or a sweet sherry. Or use dry white wine or even rice vinegar and add ½ teaspoon of sugar for every 1 tablespoon of wine or vinegar.What type of salmon should I use?I prefer to use a solid piece of fresh salmon with the skin still on. This way I can place it skin-side down and avoid the meat of the salmon burning. However, you can make this with individual salmon filets - fresh or thawed from frozen - as well.