We love the sweet and smoky flavor of Grilled Teriyaki Salmon. The salmon is marinated and then grilled to perfection for delicious flavor.

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon on a platter
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Grilled Salmon Teriyaki is delicious and easy to make. The sweet and savory Teriyaki sauce is made with simple ingredients. The salmon is then marinated to give it so much flavor.

This healthy fish cooks perfectly on the grill. We also love our Grilled Salmon Sandwich and Grilled Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe. This grilled fish recipe is full of flavor and perfect served with a side of rice and roasted vegetable. Check out More Grilled Salmon Recipes that the whole family will love.

Why This Recipe Works

Grilling salmon makes for a delicious and healthy dinner idea. It cooks quick and easy on the grill with amazing smoky flavor. Adding the teriyaki glaze adds savory flavor that they whole family loves.

Serve this dish with your favorite side dishes for a complete meal idea.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - salmon, avocado oil, sesame seeds, green onions, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, ginger, cornstarch, salt and pepper
  • Salmon Filets – We like buying fresh, but you can also use frozen salmon. Just thaw before grilling.
  • Avocado Oil – You can also use olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Brown Sugar – You can also use honey or maple syrup
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce – Check out these Soy Sauce Substitutions

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How to Grill Teriyaki Salmon

Combining the teriyaki glaze ingredients in a bowl with a blue spatula

Step 1 – Combine Teriyaki Marinade Ingredients – Whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.  

Marinating the salmon in a zip lock bag

Step 2 – Marinate the Salmon – Place the salmon filets in a large zip lock bag.  Pour half of the sauce into the bag with the salmon and reserve the remaining sauce.  Marinade the salmon for at least 1 hour. 

Grilling salmon on the grill

Step 3 – Prepare Grill – Preheat the grill over medium high heat and rub oil on the grill. Place the salmon on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 4-6 minutes per side until the salmon is cooked through

Mixing teriyaki glaze in a sauce pan with a blue spatula

Step 4 – Step 5 – Serve and Enjoy – Heat the remaining sauce in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk and heat until the sauce thickens (7-9 minutes).  Brush the glaze over the grilled salmon and top with the sesame seeds and diced onions.  Enjoy! 

Expert Tips

  • Marinate Salmon – Combine the teriyaki sauce and allow the salmon to marinate for about an hour. This will enhance the flavor of the salmon.
  • Cooking Salmon – Make sure to prepare the grill by heating on a hot grill and oiling the grates. This will prevent the salmon from sticking to the grill.
  • Check for doneness – You will know when the salmon fillets is done when the center is flaky. We recommend testing with a fork. You can also check the internal temperature, which should reach 145 degrees.

How to Cook on the Stovetop

Teriyaki Salmon can be made indoors. You can use a griddle pan, or a skillet to cook this salmon as well. The results are a perfectly cook salmon with simple ingredients.

  • Marinate Salmon with the Teriyaki Sauce in a small bowl.
  • Place Salmon on the skillet that has been preheated with cooking oil over medium heat. Start by placing the salmon skin side down.
  • Cook the Salmon for about 5 minutes on each side.
  • Heat the teriyaki sauce in a sauce pan and pour the sauce over the cooked salmon.
  • Serve and enjoy
Grilled Teriyaki Salmon in a bowl with rice

What to Serve with Salmon

When grilling salmon, there are many sides to serve with salmon. You can grill sides or make sides indoors. Here are some of my favorites.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you Put Salmon Straight on the Grill?

Yes, place the salmon filets directly on the grill grates over direct heat. Cook both sides of the salmon while on the grill.

How Long Can you Marinate Salmon?

For the best flavor, marinate the salmon for about an hour.

How to Store Leftover Teriyaki Salmon

Refrigerate the leftover salmon in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days. 

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon with a bite on a fork

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Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

5 from 8 votes
We love the sweet and smoky flavor of Grilled Teriyaki Salmon. The salmon is marinated and then grilled to perfection for delicious flavor.
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 366

Ingredients

For the Salmon:

  • 4 Salmon Filets
  • 1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds for topping
  • 2 Stalks Green Onions diced for topping

For the Sauce:

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Instructions

  • Whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
  • Place the salmon filets in a large zip lock bag.  Pour half of the sauce into the bag with the salmon and reserve the remaining sauce.  Marinade the salmon for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F) and rub the grill grates with oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray to keep the salmon from sticking to the grill.
  • Place the salmon on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 4-6 minutes per side until the salmon is cooked through and the salmon flakes easily. Remove from the grill.
  • Heat the remaining sauce in a small saucepan over medium high heat.  Whisk and heat until the sauce thickens (7-9 minutes).  Brush the glaze over the grilled salmon and top with the sesame seeds and diced onions.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftover salmon in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 366kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 36g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 6g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 94mg, Sodium 797mg, Potassium 926mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 15g, Vitamin A 69IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 72mg, Iron 2mg

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