Teriyaki Salmon

The salmon we source are raised by Arnarlax, an off-shore farm in Iceland that’s certified sustainable by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Packed with Omega-3s (essential fatty acids we have to derive from our diets), Icelandic salmon is as good for us as it is tasty. The salmon raised by Arnarlax is firm with great intramuscular fat and a medium flake, making it easy to work with and versatile.

This Teriyaki Salmon is quick weeknight meal that’s sure to please (even the little ones who aren’t yet sold on fish)! Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine in which foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

For this recipe, you can use any cut salmon (steaks, fillets or a whole side). The sauce is compatible with about 1.5lbs of salmon – if you have more simply adjust the amount of each sauce ingredient.

Ingredients For the Teriyaki sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 3 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions for the Teriyaki Salmon

Prep: Get a large rimmed baking sheet and cover with foil (use foil for easier cleanup, you can also simply grease the pan if you don’t have foil) and preheat oven to 400˚F.

  1. Combine sauce ingredients and stir until brown sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place salmon on a tray and pour the sauce over the salmon. Incorporate the sauce to fully coat each piece of salmon then, cover with plastic wrap, and let marinate 20 minutes.

3. Transfer salmon to prepared baking sheet (keep the marinade in the mixing bowl). Bake at 400˚F for 12-16 minutes or until salmon is flaky and cooked through, bake times may vary by thickness of the salmon. If you have a meat thermometer check to make sure that it’s internal temperature is 145˚F – as suggested by the FDA.

4. While salmon is baking, transfer remaining marinade to a small saucepan and bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened (3-4 min) then remove from heat.

5. Once salmon is out of the oven, brush with teriyaki syrup, then sprinkle with chopped green onion and sesame seeds as desired.

With an easy side of rice and steamed broccoli, this dinner will make you want seconds.