I’ve recently started using a new fishmongers that opened up near me. The quality of their fish is amazing and it’s always super fresh, so I’d been dying to try out a few new fish recipes with the salmon I recently got from there and the first dish I made was this succulent Teriyaki Glazed Salmon.
Making your own teriyaki sauce is super easy and uses pantry ingredients that most people will have in their home – so no shopping necessary! When I make my own teriyaki sauce I’m able to easily control how sweet/salty the sauce is and gives me a little more control over the flavours I want to use. When I make a teriyaki sauce I like to make a large batch and then keep it in an airtight jar in the fridge. I can then use the sauce for any other teriyaki recipes I fancy in the following few weeks.
I like to serve up this teriyaki salmon with some simple white rice – which I usually mix in with any extra teriyaki sauce for added flavour!
- 1/4 cup / 60ml soy sauce
- 1 cups / 250ml water
- 50g brown sugar
- 1 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp white rice vinegar
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 2 fillets of fresh skinless salmon
- 1 tsp corn starch
- Place a large saucepan on a medium heat and add in the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar and honey. Give it all a good stir and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 5-7 minutes, whilst the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.
- Whilst the teriyaki sauce is simmering away, place the salmon fillets in a large bowl and add in 3 tablespoons of the teriyaki sauce from the pan, making sure that all of the salmon fillets are covered with the sauce. Place the bowl into the fridge and leave to marinate for at least 2 hours.
- Next, Put the teaspoon of cornstarch into a jug and add a little cold water, until the mixture is smooth, then gradually add the mixture to the teriyaki sauce. Keep the sauce on a simmer and stir regularly for 3-4 more minutes. This will thicken the sauce into a glaze for you to use on the salmon later.
- When you're ready to cook the salmon, remove the fillets from the fridge and put a skillet on a medium-high heat. Place the salmon fillets in the skillet. They'll need about 3 minutes on each side. Keep adding the glaze to the salmon as it cooks and blackens.
- Remove the salmon from the skillet, plate up and add an extra dollop of glaze!