Baked teriyaki salmon with garlicky broccoli on a bed of rice, a delicious Japanese recipe for two that is healthy and nutritious. The homemade teriyaki sauce is way better than any store-bought sauce, and it gives the salmon a delightful Asian touch.
We know that fish is good for us, but how about we make it extra good? Baking is the way, of course. It’s super quick, you have the salmon ready in about 15 minutes, plus you know all the goodness is there, rather than wasting it away by frying it.
Yeah, fried fish tastes great, but it’s not as great for the wasteline, right? And salmon is actually a fish that tastes even better baked, it stays nice and juicy, and you know for sure it’s cooked through,
Now, this teriyaki salmon is absolutely fantatic. Super flavourful, light, nutrition, and ready in about 20 minutes. This is what I call a proper meal! What is the secret ingredient here? The homemade teriyaki sauce.
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
I have long realised that buying sauces for Asian recipes is a big mistake. Making them at home is totally effortless, and they tastes tons better. And I bet they are healthier too.
The homemade teriyaki sauce hardly takes 2-3 minutes to make, and it gives the salmon a heavely flavour. You might think that buying the ingredients separately could cost a lot more than buying the ready-made stuff. Well, not if you use the ingredients a lot.
I cook Asian recipes pretty often, so for me it’s definitely worth having them in the kitchen. From Healthy Chinese Chicken Egg Fried Rice Recipe, to Grilled Teriyaki Chicken, Japanese Udon Noodle Soup, or Chicken Satay Skewers With Crunchy Peanut Butter Sauce, these are a few of the recipes I make over and over again, and never have enough of.
Light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and rice vinegar are a must for this teriyaki sauce. The cornflour will make it thicken and coat the cooked salmon beautifully.
It is usually the fresh garlic and ginger that are used to boost the flavour, but if you use the powedered ones, that should not be a problem at all. After all, homemade stuff can be made your own.
Baked Teriyaki Salmon
I find that the sauce is strong enough, so the salmon doesn’t require any marinating. I just drizzled some sauce over the salmon before I thicken it, and coat it with the thickened sauce once it is out of the oven.
Depending on the size of your salmon fillets, it shouldn’t need more than 15-20 minutes max in the oven. Salmon usually cooks quickly, and it becomes nice and flakey.
20 minutes including the prep time, that’s really easy, it surely takes longer to wait for a not-so-romantic take-away. It might have been an one-off event, but even my husband had the salmon today, and he is usually a salmon hater. That really says how nice this recipe is.
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Baked teriyaki salmon with garlicky broccoli on a bed of rice, a delicious Japanese recipe for two that is healthy and nutritious. The homemade teriaky sauce is way better than any store-bought sauce, and it gives the salmon a delightful Asian touch.
- 2 salmon fillets
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp cornflour
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- 1 head broccoli
- 1 cup rice
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- sesame seeds optional
To make the sauce, combine the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey and garlic and ginger powder in a bowl.
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit).
Arrange the salmon fillets on a baking tray that has been lined with kitchen foil and greased, then drizzle some of the sauce over.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until cooked though.
Combine the cornflour with 4 tablespoons of cold water, mix well, then add it to the teriyaki sauce.
On a low heat, stir the sauce for about 2-3 minutes until it thickens, then remove from the heat and set aside.
Break the broccoli head into florets, add them to a pan together with the chopped garlic and about a quarter of a cup of water, place the lid on, and cook for about 5 minutes until tender.
Rinse the rice well with cold water, then add it to a pan together with a cup of cold water.
Cook on a low heat with the lid on until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked through.
Once the salmon fillets are baked, coat them with the thickened teriyaki sauce, and serve with sesame seeds if you wish, and with the broccoli on a bed of rice.