Healthy Teriyaki Glazed Salmon
  • Alaina Hinkle

Healthy Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

I am oh so excited about sharing this easy teriyaki salmon dinner with you! I shared this in my stories last week & already so many of you made it-- which I am over the moon about! Thank you guys again so much for all the love & support. So I thought I better get cracking on the blog post then!


Growing up we use to eat salmon all the time. However, what we use to use for the outside was a marinade that used a lot of mayonnaise. So as much as I love that marinade, I have been working over the years to come up with delicious marinades that are on the healthier side. That is where this delicious teriyaki marinade comes in!


Now with summer upon us we have been grilling this salmon recipe at least once a week, however I know that grilling isn't always an option. So I have provided the best way to bake this recipe as well as air fry it. You will become obsessed-- promise :)

What will you need in this yummy Teriyaki Marinade?


+soy sauce


+sesame seed oil


+fresh ginger


+lime


+garlic


+sesame seeds


+fresh cilantro


+honey


+salt

Ingredients & Marinating Directions


Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

4 servings


4 6oz salmon filets

1 cup soy sauce

4 tbsp sesame seed oil

1 tbsp fresh chopped ginger

juice of 1 lime

2 cloves garlic minced

1 tbsp sesame seed

1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped

1/4 cup honey

1/2 tbsp salt or Everything Bagel Seasoning


Directions: Put all the ingredients above beside the salmon filets in a medium bowl & whisk together until throughly combined. Then in a baking dish 8 X 11 (so that the marinade still covers the sides well when you flip over) place the salmon filets, flesh side up. Then pour the marinade over the top. Then flip the filets so they are now skin side up. Then cover & let marinade for a least 1 to 2 hours before baking, grilling, or air frying it!

Grilling Instructions:

1. Place the salmon filets on the charcoal grill or gas grill over medium heat. ( 350 degree F- 375 degree F)


2. Place them flesh side up first. Grill, covered, for 6 minutes. Then flip the fish over now skin side up & flesh side down. Cover for another 2 minutes. Lift grill lid & with tongs pull the skin off the filets that are now face up. Then pour the remaining marinade over the now skinless filets. Then close cover for 2 more minutes. Then flip back over so the flesh top side is now facing up. If the salmon starts to flake with a fork it is done. Keep on longer if need be or whenever it gets to the texture you would like!


  • a good rule of thumb is about 4-6 minutes per 1/2 inch thickness of salmon. So normally salmon filets have about 1 inch thickness ( this is in regards to the thickest part of the filet)

Then plate them on plate & serve with some of the yummy sides linked below!

Baking Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 8 X 11 baking dish ( not the same one you marinated with. Use spatula to place each filet in the greased baking dish.


2. Then bake flesh side up at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fish starts to flake. If the filets are needing a little more time depending on size do increments of 3 minutes then check again.


  • I don't like to do higher than 375, to insure the cilantro doesn't burn

Then plate them on plate & serve with some of the yummy sides linked below!


Air Frying Instructions:

1. Cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of your air fryer. This allows for a much easier clean up & better cook throughout with the salmon. Make sure the parchment just covers the bottom. It can creep up on the sides a little, but you don't want to block the circulation.


2. Then place as many salmon filets that fit, without crowding (mine is usually 2 at a time). Cook at 330 degrees-- the fish setting & then turn down to 15 minutes. Once you have cooked 2 or however many, before you use it again, turn time down to 12-13 minutes. Once the air fryer is warmed up it cooks faster. The time above is for medium fully cooked salmon, but not well done.

3. Then I've found it easiest to pick up parchment with salmon on it out of the air fryer carefully & carry it over to a plate instead of trying to spatula or use tongs. Then plate them on plate & serve with some of the yummy sides linked below!


What to serve with this delicious salmon? Check out the recipes below!


Healthy Summer Peach & Blackberry Spinach Salad


Baked Irish Nachos


Chive Carrot Fritters


Smasher Potatoes (without the egg)


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