Teriyaki salmon is one of those dishes you assume is time-consuming and has a million ingredients but it is actually very simple. It has only 4 ingredients: salmon, sugar, soy and mirin. Simple but really delicious. Serve with a salad and you have a super easy weeknight meal.
I cook the salmon under the grill when making this dish. The marinade caramelises really nicely that way. You will see it bubbling away and getting nice little dark caramel bits – yum. It will take about 5 minutes for medium, and I always baste it a couple of times during the cooking – just to get as much of the yummy marinade as possible on the salmon. Enjoy xx
- 4 pieces skinless salmon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup soy
- 1/4 cup mirin
- toasted sesame seeds to serve
- spring onion to serve; sliced
- Combine the sugar, soy and mirin in a bowl. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add the salmon and place in the fridge to marinade for preferably 30 minutes.
- Heat the grill to very hot and move the oven tray to the top shelf. Remove the salmon from the marinade and add to a baking dish. Baste the salmon so you have as much marinade on there as possible. Place under the grill for about 5 minutes, basting the salmon again during that time. Its ready when it is golden on top and just cooked through. Cook for a few extra minutes if you like it well cooked.
Cooking time will very depending on the thickness of your salmon