Teriyaki Salmon Skillet

Skillet meals are the best and this Teriyaki Salmon Skillet with homemade teriyaki sauce is absolutley sensational and is ready in under 20 minutes.

Teriyaki Salmon

Teriyaki Salmon

Let’s break this down, four salmon filets, homemade teriyaki sauce, a side of asparagus or vegetable of your choice all under 20 minutes?  If you are a salmon lover, this Teriyaki Salmon Skillet is calling your name.

Being able to cook a healthy and delicious meal in a short amount of time makes life so much easier.  Salmon is a great fish to cook in the skillet and it cooks quickly.  You can remove the skin on the salmon or leave it on, but it will still cook nicely.

How do you remove skin from salmon?

  • If you want to remove the skin you can do it a couple ways.
  • You can remove the skin by placing the salmon skin side down on a cutting board.  Using a sharp knife and placing your opposite hand on top of the fish with a bit of pressure so it doesn’t move, cut between the flesh and the skin being careful to do your best at removing the least amount of flesh.
  • The second way to remove the skin is waiting until it has cooked.  More often than not, the skin will actually separate itself from the flesh once the cooking process begins, making it easy to remove with minimal flesh being removed.
  • With the second technique of skin removal make sure to use a nonstick spray or olive oil in the pan so the skin won’t stick to the pan making it hard to clean the pan.

Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

If you are new to eating fish, salmon is a good fish to try.  It really has a great buttery flavor and doesn’t have that strong “fishy” flavor that most people don’t like.

There are many different types of salmon, and they run at different times of the year.  The actual salmon run starts in May and ends in September.  The first to run are the King salmon which taste amazing.  The second to run are the red Sockeye, followed by the Coho which are referred to as “silver” salmon.

Salmon taste so light and cooks up nice and flakey and this Teriyaki Salmon Skillet will run right into tastebud success.

How do you make homemade Teriyaki sauce?

  1. In a large sauce pan over medium heat add:
    • 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 T grated ginger
    • 1 T minced garlic
    • 2 T honey
    • 5 T brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 T cornstarch + 1/4 cup water mixed to thicken
  2. Mix to combine all ingredients and cook until bubbles slightly and begins to thicken, then remove from stove and use over desired food.

How do you make Salmon on the stove?

  1. In a heavy skillet over medium heat add 2 T sesame oil.
  2. Add 4, 4oz salmon filets and season with garlic salt, pepper, and ground ginger.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through until salmon is a light pink and flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Pour prepared teriyaki sauce over the salmon in skillet and garnish with green onion and diced fresh pineapple.

Salmon Teriyaki

Seems too easy?  Well it is and that makes it even better.  A simple and delicious Teriyaki Salmon Skillet is just what you need for dinner at your table tonight.

Dinner doesn’t have to be difficult, but it should be delicious.

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Teriyaki Salmon Skillet

Skillet meals are the best and this Teriyaki Salmon Skillet with homemade teriyaki sauce is absolutley sensational and is ready in under 20 minutes.


For the Fish:

  • 4 salmon filets, 4-5 oz
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1 teaspoon ground ginger (to season fish)
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • Green onions and pineapple chopped for garnish (optional)

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 5 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch + 1/4 cup of water


  1. In a heavy skillet on medium heat add sesame oil and salmon filets. Season with garlic salt, pepper, and ground ginger.  Cook 5 minutes flipping halfway through.
  2. In a medium sauce pan add all the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce. Mix to combine and cook over medium heat until lightly bubbles and thickens.  Remove from heat and pour over salmon filets.
  3. Garnish with green onions and chopped pineapple (optional), and a side of asparagus.
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