Need a quick, healthy weeknight meal?  This easy Baked Teriyaki Salmon is a must for your weeknight rotation.  The glaze is sticky sweet and a perfect topper to this mild roasted salmon.  {gluten-free}

Baked Teriyaki Salmon with sweet sticky glaze on a wooden plate

Hey, guys!  Hope you had a great weekend.  We are getting into the Halloween spirit here in the Kelly house.  The kids wouldn’t have it any other way.

My daughter spent hours decorating her room with hanging bats and spiders and has Halloween lights everywhere.  She and her girlfriends are all going as social media for Halloween. She has a Snapchat t-shirt and a yellow tutu. How cute is that?

My son headed out to Markoff’s Haunted Forest on Saturday night. They waited in line two hours to go to this creepy haunted Halloween trail. There was no way I was going!  It was full of zombies, chainsaw carrying creeps and a chapel full of the dead. Um, no thanks.

Baked teriyaki salmon recipe with glaze

Remember when I said I was going to bring you a lot of quick, easy dinners?  Well, I am true to my word!  

I’ve made a Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry, Sheet Pan Sausage and Acorn Squash and Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup.  I didn’t lie.  I know what you need and I’m sharing all my favorite quick recipes with you.  Don’t worry I will sprinkle in some holiday goodies too like this

baked teriyaki salmon recipe and marinade in bowl on the side

Today I bring you another quick, favorite dinner:  Salmon Teriyaki made in the oven.  The sauce is salty sweet and the salmon is light and flaky.  Teriyaki sauce is a cinch to prepare and the salmon cooks quickly in the oven.  You do have to dirty two pans, sorry! The sauce has to be simmered on the stove to thicken it.

Teriyaki sauce is a must have recipe for any quick prep kitchen.  Using pantry staples to create this sauce means you can whip it up any night of the week.  

You can use this on chicken, fish (try halibut) or pork.  It’s almost impossible to screw it up and you can adjust it to your taste. Teriyaki sauce is inherently sweet but if you prefer it less so, just use less brown sugar or sweeten it with honey.  

Using tamari assures that it is gluten free.

This Baked Teriyaki Salmon is…

  • quick
  • sweet
  • tender
  • easy to prepare
  • gluten free
  • kid-friendly

baked teriyaki glazed salmon with sweet sticky glaze and parsley garnish

Easy Teriyaki Salmon
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Baked Teriyaki Salmon

Need a quick, healthy weeknight meal? This Easy Teriyaki Salmon is a must for your weeknight rotation. The glaze is sticky sweet and a perfect topper to this mild roasted salmon. {gluten-free}
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword baked teriyaki salmon
Servings 3
Calories 74kcal
Author Karen Kelly


  • 4 pieces of salmon
  • 1/4 cup tamari or soy if not gluten free
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar or honey
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp corn starch


  • Whisk all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Place salmon in a bowl and pour marinade over. Marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Place salmon on pan and cook for 14-18 minutes or until salmon flakes easily. (It helps to have equal sized salmon pieces.)
  • Put all the marinade in a small pot and bring to a full boil. You must bring it to a boil before eating it since it was used on raw salmon.
  • Turn to a simmer and cook until thickened.
  • Brush on cooked salmon and serve.


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 812mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Notes: If you want this to be gluten free, you must use tamari.  I went ahead and added the corn starch to the marinade right away. It’s a shortcut and it works.  I know corn starch is not regularly put in marinades but it helps the sauce thicken when you boil it on the stove.  Shortcuts = quick

Easy Teriyaki Salmon