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Salmon Teriyaki

Anything teriyaki is deceptively easy to make at home I almost never get another one from the restaurant after I master this recipe. All kind of meat goes, from chicken thigh (with skin on please), to beef (tenderloin or sirloin works best, anything you would use for your steak, really), and of course to fish such as salmon or yellowtail.

Salmon Teriyaki
Salmon Teriyaki

Teriyaki sauce, and a lot of Japanese sauces, can be made with just a handful of ingredients. As long as you have sake, mirin, and soy sauce at hand, it can be made cheaply so you no longer need to waste money on overpriced bottled teriyaki sauce sold in supermarket. Instead, save the money to get yourself a bottle of nice sake to go with your teriyaki.

Salmon Teriyaki
Salmon Teriyaki

Salmon Teriyaki

5.0 from 7 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

Print Recipe


  • 4 salmon fillets (about 125 gram each), with skin on
  • salt
  • pepper
  • corn starch (or tapioca powder)
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • 4 tablespoon sake
  • 4 tablespoon mirin
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon sugar


  1. Pat dry salmon fillet with kitchen paper. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and coat with corn starch to prevent from sticking when cooked on the frying pan.
  2. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan on medium high. When hot (sprinkle some corn starch, if it sizzles, it is ready), place the salmon fillets skin down and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for another 2 to 3 minutes. Don't worry if you think they are a bit under cooked since they will be cooked one more time with the sauce later on.
  3. Mix all the teriyaki sauce together and pour into the frying pan (do not clean the pan after frying the salmon) and bring to a boil.
  4. Let it simmer a bit until the sauce seems to thickened slightly (you should smell the nice teriyaki sauce aroma by now), return the salmon into the pan and continue turning until glazed. Remove from pan and serve immediately with steamed white rice.
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  • Dedy@Dentist Chef Dedy@Dentist Chef says:

    One of always had menu once i stepped in to new Japanese restaurant Literrary can made a verdict from this dish... i love salmon all the way ! beside, try the fatty tuna belly this way Anita, you'll gonna crazy about it!

    • Anita Anita says:

      I will try using tuna the next time Dedy :)

  • Chris Chris says:

    Hi Anita Last night had this for dinner! The salmon was gone in the nick of time! I never thought it was so easy to make this at home! Thanks for sharing!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Yay, I am happy you like the recipe Chris :) It is indeed really simple to make salmon teriyaki at home.♥

  • Maria Maria says:

    This recipe was so easy to follow and the salmon tasted amazing! I will definitely cook it again. Quick Question: Do you coat both sides of the salmon with cornstarch or just the side with the skin? I'm just wondering because in the photo it doesn't look like it was coated with cornstarch.

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Maria, I coated both sides. But since the teriyake glaze will end up giving a shiny coating, the salmon will not look like it was coated with cornstarch at all :)

  • awesomejas awesomejas says:

    very tasty and so easy to make... thanks anita!

    • Anita Anita says:

      You are welcome :)

  • Beth Pierce Beth Pierce says:

    This was an incredible salmon dinner! My kids don't usually like salmon and they even cleared their plates! Delicious!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Oh my gosh, I can be sure that the plates will be licked clean whenever I serve salmon teriyaki. :)

  • May May says:

    This was a huge hit in my house. I love this teriyaki sauce!

    • Anita Anita says:

      I always use this recipe to make my own teriyaki sauce since I cook Japanese dishes often and I almost always have soy sauce, sake, and mirin at home. :)

  • Matt Ivan Matt Ivan says:

    I’ve never made salmon with homemade teriyaki sauce. I must try this!

  • Sandhya Hariharan Sandhya Hariharan says:

    This recipe looks so damn easy. I'm pretty sure, they will be gone even before they get to the table.

  • Caitlyn Erhardt Caitlyn Erhardt says:

    Great recipe! It looks so tasty and I can't wait to make it!

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