Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Teriyaki Salmon - made easy

I have lots of people asking me for this recipe! And everyone is often surprised to hear how easy it is to make! The secret is to marinate the salmon for as long as possible - at least 45 minutes if not longer. Unfortunately, I never use measuring cups when I make this recipe - so amounts shown below are approximate!


4 Salmon steaks or fillets, with or without skin
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup brown sugar and/or honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. mustard (yellow or Dijon)
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar (optional)
1 tsp. chili flakes
salt and pepper, to taste


1. Place salmon in a shallow baking dish or disposable aluminum pan.
2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. The marinade should be dark brown and have a slightly syrupy consistency. Adjust ingredients according to your taste.
3. Pour marinade over salmon and refrigerate. Allow to marinate for as long as possible.
4. Bake salmon in marinade for approximately 45 minutes at 350 degrees or approximately 10 minutes per inch of thickness. You can also grill or broil salmon for better flavor.

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