This Orange Teriyaki Glazed Salmon is super healthy, super quick to make and 100% yummy! It is the perfect combination of salty and sweet with a little bit of heat.
Living in the pacific northwest, salmon and steelhead are a big deal. And for good reason, they are delicious! And now that i’m in the south I can still get delicious wild caught salmon. Unfortunately, just not as often as I would like!
While I do enjoy some good fried catfish and hush puppies, Salmon is my true love (when it comes to fish, that is). It’s delicious no matter how you cook it up!
As well as being delicious, salmon is also very simple to cook. The main key to a moist and delicious salmon is to not overcook it. Salmon cooks very quickly, about 4-6 minutes per 1/2 inch of thickness. It is done when it flakes easily with a fork or you can check for doneness with a thermometer. 145 degrees in the thickest part of the fillet.
Salmon does not really require a lot of seasoning either, the simpler the better. I just used a little olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and then finished it with an orange teriyaki glaze, and voila!
Serve this delicious Orange Teriyaki Glazed Salmon with Sugar Snap Pea Salad With Orange Soy Vinaigrette and Toasted Almonds and steamed rice.
Hope you enjoy!
- 4-6 ounce salmon fillets skin on
- olive oil about 1 teaspoon
- 1 clove fresh garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
For the glaze:
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup soy sauce or tamari
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean chili sauce)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- toasted sesame seeds for garnish
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and then place salmon fillets skin side down on foil. Pat each fillet dry with paper towel and then rub each fillet with a little olive oil and garlic and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before cooking.
Meanwhile make the glaze for the salmon. In a saucepan mix together all sauce ingredients, except the sesame seeds. bring to a boil and then whisk together then lower heat and simmer until thickened stirring occasionally.(until sauce coats the back of a spoon).
Place pan of salmon fillets on the middle rack of a 425 degree oven and roast until done. About 4-6 minutes per 1/2 inch of thickness. pour some of the glaze over salmon and place back in the oven for 1 minute more. Serve with steamed rice and garnish with sesame seeds.
I like to put some of the glaze on my rice as well. Yum!
- Pinot noir is always a perfect pairing with salmon