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Teriyaki Salmon on a bed of rice

Baked Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

Baked Teriyaki Salmon is smothered in a sweet, savory homemade teriyaki sauce with no refined sugar! It's an easy dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes!

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For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup add 1-2 more tablespoons for a sweeter sauce
  • 1/2 orange juiced (2-3 tablespoons)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 salmon filets about 1 - 1 1/2 lbs.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Prepare the teriyaki sauce:

  • Place the soy sauce, water, maple syrup, orange juice, vinegar, ginger and garlic into a small sauce pan and whisk well to combine. Cook over medium heat until it just begins to boil.
  • Combine the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl to create a slurry, then add it to the sauce. Stir the sauce and boil until thickened, about 1 minute, and remove from heat.

Prepare the salmon:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a medium-sized baking dish with cooking spray or line with foil. Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper, and spoon half of the teriyaki sauce over the filets.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. A good rule of thumb is 4-6 minutes per 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Remove from heat and top with additional teriyaki sauce and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!


  • Pro tip:  Cook the sauce without cornstarch to use as a marinade.  Marinate the salmon in about half of the sauce for about 30 minutes at room temperature, then bake as directed.  Thicken the remaining teriyaki sauce with 1-2 teaspoons cornstarch for serving.
  • Teriyaki sauce may be made several days in advance and even frozen for up to 3 months.
  • You can make this entire meal in advance, assemble, and store in airtight containers in the fridge.
  • For gluten-free and paleo diets, substitute the soy sauce with tamari or liquid aminos.


Calories: 324kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 900mg, Potassium: 948mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 106IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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