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Pan Seared Teriyaki Salmon

Prep time 10 min
Cook time 20 min
Total time 30 min

Prep time 10 min
Cook time 20 min
Total time 30 min


The flavor of teriyaki seems to have been made for salmon. It’s so delicious to bite into tender, flaky salmon that has been caramelized with this sweet and tangy glaze.

What is not super cool about traditional teriyaki is all of the added sugars that end up in the sauce. This Quick Teriyaki Sauce has eliminated those added sugars while maintaining that flavor that you love. Big changes in your body composition come from systematically removing the added sugars from your diet, like I’ve done for you in this unbelievably tasty salmon dish.  

This is quite possibly the best salmon dish that I’ve ever made! My 9 year old daughter, Chloe, took such a liking to it that she packed the leftovers in her lunch the next day :)  

Serves 4
For the Quick Teriyaki Sauce

½ cup sake

¼ cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)

1 teaspoon Garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Ginger, minced

For the Pan-Seared Salmon

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 (6oz) skin-on, boneless salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)


Combine the Quick Teriyaki Sauce ingredients in a small bowl.


In a large skillet, heat the Tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Season the salmon fillets lightly with salt. Place the fillets in the pan, skin side down, until the skin is brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Flip the fillets and cook until the other side is lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer the fillets to a plate.


Pour any fat off from the skillet. Add the Quick Teriyaki sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the sauce is reduced by two-thirds, about 5 minutes. Add the salmon to the pan, skin side up, and cook while spooning the sauce over, until the sauce is syrupy and the salmon is fully cooked, about 3 minutes. Enjoy!


Calories: 257
Fat: 5g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Sodium: 291mg
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 32g
Sugar: 4g

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