10-Minute Teriyaki Salmon

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This 10-minute Teriyaki Salmon recipe is super easy, quick and has the best flavor! It’s a delicious dinner made by searing salmon fillets and then topping them with a homemade paleo-friendly teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. A healthy dinner that you’re going to want to make again and again!

Salmon is one of my favorite meals, so I end up serving it for dinner often. Some of our favorite salmon recipes include Creamy Lemon Dill Baked Salmon, Baked Salmon With Mango Pineapple Salsa and this super simple, yet satisfying teriyaki version.

salmon with sauce served with broccolini and cauliflower rice

Cooking fish used to completely intimidate me, and I know many of you still feel super intimidated by it, which is why I aim to show you just how easy it really is to prepare and cook. I never liked fish growing up, and honestly never imagined that I would… look at how things have changed! Now, I cook fish 3-4 times a week, because it’s SO EASY, and it leaves me feeling great!

While having salmon with my Chipotle Aioli is always a favorite, I decided to switch it up with this new 5-ingredient paleo and Whole30 compliant teriyaki sauce. It turned out to be the most delicious combo!

salmon topped with Teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds

How Do You Make Teriyaki Salmon?

This recipe starts with the teriyaki sauce. It’s quick to make and uses simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. After you’ve got the sauce made, place the salmon in a pan and sear it on both sides to a golden brown. The cast iron cooking method that I use in this recipe is the most foolproof way that I’ve found to make salmon. Pour the teriyaki sauce over the salmon, and dinner is served!

This 10-Minute Teriyaki Salmon is so flavorful and it literally takes less than 10 minutes to make. I highly suggest adding this recipe to your weekly menu right away!

Tips For Teriyaki Salmon

  • To get the best results, you’ll want to make sure your pan is very hot and that the salmon is patted dry with a paper towel before it’s added to the pan. Let the salmon cook undisturbed for 4-5 minutes, so that a nice crust can form.
  • I like to use wild salmon when possible, as it’s more flavorful and has more nutrients than farmed salmon
  • Be sure not to overcook your fish! The salmon is done when it’s opaque and easily flakes. For an average-sized salmon fillet, it typically takes about 5 minutes of searing for the first side and a couple more minutes for the second side.

Is Salmon Healthy?

Salmon, especially wild caught salmon, is an awesome option for a healthy diet. It’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are necessary to get in your diet because the human body cannot make them. Omega-3s are thought to help reduce blood pressure, lessen inflammation and help protect against cancer.

Salmon is also packed with other nutrients, such as protein and B vitamins and also vitamins A and D. It also contains selenium, potassium, and phosphorus. This combination of nutrients and vitamins is thought to support brain function, immunity and strong bones. This Teriyaki Salmon dish is a tasty way to get vital nutrients your body needs! 

Serving Suggestions

This 10-Minute Teriyaki Salmon is delicious served with cauliflower rice (I get mine frozen from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods) and my new recipe for Crispy Baked Broccolini! It also pairs well with roasted veggies and would be delicious atop a fresh green salad. Basically, whatever you like to serve with chicken, pork or other fish meals would taste great with this salmon dish.

salmon served with broccolini on a white plate

This easy Teriyaki Salmon recipe is one of the absolute best ways to make salmon. Try it! You’ll love how easy and flavorful it turns out!

Enjoy this recipe for my 10-Minute Teriyaki Salmon!

 

 

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