Teriyaki Baked Salmon RecipeCourse: FishDifficulty: Easy
Knowing a quick and tasty baked salmon recipe makes planning healthy meals during the week a lot easier. The sweet and savory teriyaki sauce complements the flavor of salmon wonderfully. Cooking baked salmon is an easy way to ensure that your meals become more nutritious and that you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
With healthy living becoming more and more important, you can easily impress your guests or your own taste buds with this baked teriyaki salmon recipe. Salmon is a nutritional wonder that is dense in protein, minerals and vitamins. Salmon is particularly known for packing beneficial omega-3 fatty acids which help keep the brain, heart and joints healthy. Increased fish consumption has also been proven to help reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Because omega-3 fatty acids are not produced naturally by the body, you must obtain it through your diet. In addition, salmon is a good source of vitamin D, selenium, iron, calcium, phosphorous and other vital nutrients. These vitamins and minerals work together to help keep your metabolism, cardiovascular system and even your eyes healthy. Preparing this recipe will help you obtain the nutrients needed to keep your body healthy.
This baked teriyaki salmon recipe will be a welcome addition to your table either as a regular weekly dinner option or as a main dish to be served at dinner parties. This nutritionally sound dish will be sure to wow your guests.
You can serve the salmon with a side of roasted asparagus and some wild rice to create an unforgettable meal for your guests.
- Ingredients for Baked Salmon
4 6-ounce (170 g) salmon fillets
1/2 cup teriyaki marinade
1/2 Tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 Tbsp of water
1/2 cup chopped scallions
- Ingredients for Teriyaki Marinade
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
Minced garlic, ginger (optional)
- To make the marinade, mix all the marinade ingredients together until all of the brown sugar is dissolved.
- Place the salmon fillets in the marinade for at least an hour or up to overnight.
Set the oven to broil and let it heat up.
- Place the marinated salmon in a baking dish and bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily.
- While the salmon is baking, place the remaining teriyaki marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch and water mixture. Let the sauce boil for about 2 to 3 minutes until it has thickened.
- Drizzle the thickened teriyaki sauce over the salmon. If you desire, sprinkle the chopped scallions over the salmon.