Teriyaki Baked Salmon


Making your own teriyaki sauce at home is fast and easy and can be used on just about anything from poultry to salmon. Slideshow: More Salmon Recipes 

Teriyaki Baked Salmon
Photo: © Ian Knauer
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger

  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon filets

  • Chives for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. In a small saucepan, bring the soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of the water, the vinegar, sugar, ginger, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to a boil. Stir the cornstarch together with the remaining tablespoon of water, then whisk into the teriyaki and boil until thickened, about 1 minute.

  3. Place the salmon on an oiled baking sheet, then brush with some of the teriyaki sauce. Bake the salmon 5 minutes, the brush with more sauce. Bake another 5 minutes, then brush with any additional sauce. Continue to bake the salmon until it is just cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Serve topped with chives.

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