Get dinner together quickly with this simple recipe for roasted teriyaki salmon with a homemade teriyaki sauce made with soy sauce, ginger and garlic.
I really try to limit eating out or takeout during the week, which means I need quite a few quick dinner recipes up my sleeve. I usually walk in the door absolutely starving, so time is of the essence. I feel like this is a struggle for most of us.
This salmon recipe was inspired by a story I wrote for Metro News back in December. It was a piece on quick and healthy weeknight dinners and I wanted to create something that was A) accessible, B) family-friendly and C) easy. The teriyaki flavour checks all of those boxes and inspired me to create this recipe for you.
The ingredients are all staples of basically all groceries stores, the inherently sweet nature of teriyaki lends itself well to family meals and this recipe is so easy–it’s made with six ingredients and takes less than 40 minutes. The perfect amount of time to whip up a quick quinoa salad or grilled asparagus (or both!).
This recipe requires a quick 20-minute marinade which is when I would prep and cook whatever side dishes I would serve with this salmon. How long should you marinate fish for? I would recommend 15 minutes to an hour maximum. Fish is much more delicate than meat or poultry so it doesn’t require a long marinating time. You need to be careful because the acidity in the marinade will begin to “cook” the fish (think ceviche) and it will start to break down.
For this recipe, 20 minutes is just enough time to impart the salmon with teriyaki flavour without beginning to cook the fish. In this recipe, the acidity comes from rice vinegar, but you can also use lime or lemon juice.
Let me know if you give this roasted teriyaki salmon recipe a try in the comments below.