Japanese cuisine is celebrated for its delicate and artful balance of tastes, and teriyaki is a beloved cooking technique that embodies this philosophy. In this mouthwatering dish, succulent salmon fillets are marinated in a luscious teriyaki sauce made from a harmonious blend of soy sauce, mirin, sake, and ginger. Grilled or broiled to perfection, the salmon becomes tender and flaky with a caramelized glaze that captivates your senses. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast or simply looking to explore new flavors, our Teriyaki Salmon promises to satisfy your cravings and introduce you to the captivating allure of Japanese-inspired cuisine.
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
- 1/4 cup sake (Japanese rice wine)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced (for garnish)
- Sesame seeds, for garnish
- Steamed white rice or Asian noodles, for serving
- In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, mirin, sake, brown sugar, grated ginger, and minced garlic to create the teriyaki sauce.
- Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish or resealable bag and pour the teriyaki sauce over them. Ensure the salmon is fully coated in the marinade. Cover the dish or seal the bag and let the salmon marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or ideally, 1-2 hours for enhanced flavor.
- Preheat the grill or broiler to medium-high heat.
- Remove the salmon from the marinade and pat it dry with paper towels.
- Reserve the marinade for later use.
- Brush the grill or broiler with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
- Grill or broil the salmon fillets for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through and have a slightly charred glaze.
- While the salmon cooks, transfer the reserved marinade to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer over medium heat for a few minutes until it thickens slightly, creating a glaze for the salmon.
- Once the salmon is fully cooked, drizzle the teriyaki glaze over the fillets, ensuring they are well-coated.
- Garnish the Tantalizing Teriyaki Salmon with thinly sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
- Serve the salmon hot over steamed white rice or Asian noodles for a complete Japanese-inspired meal.