This grilled salmon teriyaki is so nourishing, delicious and so quick to make. Serve with a side of grilled vegetables and rice

Grilled Salmon Teriyaki

Salmon teriyaki is probably one of my favorite dishes. The sauce is so versatile and can be used on all kinds of animal and plant based protein (from chicken, salmon to tofu).

So this means that if you are vegan, slowing switching or is cutting back on animal protein intake, then you can try this recipe with tofu because tofu has the ability to soak up all of the sauce and marinate you put it in!

However, if you are not vegan and loves salmon/chicken (which also is super healthy and contains quite a bit of health benefits), then you are going to fall in love with this recipe (specifically the sauce!). Not only is it delicious but its so easy and quick to make!

But before we started, let’s learn about the ingredients in this recipe and just how it can effect our body from both beneficial and “things to watch out for” point of view.

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  • High in omega 3.
  • Although its a fatty fish, it actually helps with weight loss proces.
  • Very Anti inflammatory.
  • Great for improving skin conditions.

Soy Sauce:

  • Reduce bad cholesterol.


  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Soothes sore muscle.
  • Fights cold and germs.


  • If you are watching sodium intake, it is best to limit your intake of this dish and substitute high sodium ingredients like soy sauce to lower ones.


Spritzler, Franziska. “11 Impressive Health Benefits of Salmon.” Healthline, 22 June 2021,


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Grilled Salmon Teriyaki

This grilled salmon teriyaki is so nourishing, delicious and so quick to make. Serve with a side of grilled vegetables and rice
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Keyword: High Protein
Yield: 4 Servings
Author: Yu-Hua Golnick


Teriyaki Sauce

  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 5 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic clove, grated or 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup water


  • 4 salmon filet
  • 1/4 teriyaki sauce
  • sesame seed, green onion (optional)


  • Combine the 1 cup of water, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, and garlic/garlic powder in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sugar melts, about 5 minutes. Reserve 1/4 of it aside and let it cool.
  • Combine 2 tbsp of corn starch with ¼ cup of water and mix until lump free. Stir into the rest of teriyaki sauce in the pot and simmer for a few minutes or until sauce thickens.
  • Rinse, pat salmon dry and place into the cooled marinade without the cornstarch and set aside for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, discard the marinade liquid and spray the salmon with olive oil.
  • Preheat grill to 400°F and place the marinated salmon on the grill skin side down. Cover and grill for about 8 minutes. Open cover and flip, cook for another 5-8 minutes or until desired doneness.
  • Garnish with more teriyaki sauce, sesame seed and green onion. Serve immediately with rice and vegetables of choice.


  • To get rid of fishiness, you can always rub the salmon with some cooking saki the day before, but I don’t find it necessary as that we are marinating it with some pretty intense flavor profile ingredients.  

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