There is nothing like the comfort of being able to recreate your favorite flavors and meals at home after trying it at a restaurant. For the longest time, I’ve been ordering teriyaki salmon and teriyaki chicken at this one Japanese restaurant I always eat at. I’ve just never had the motivation to make it at home!
Well, it’s a LOT easier than I expected. Also, sometimes I realized I can’t always make everything from scratch. Well, I could but it would take up a lot of time.
I bought a bottle of teriyaki sauce from 365! The thing about bottle sauces is it can have a bad rep from the ingredients – preservatives, sugars, gums, etc. I just make sure I pick ones with natural ingredients – no high fructose corn syrups, sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners or chemicals. Bottled sauces are actually convenient and a great choice if you read the nutrition label!!
Recently, I’ve been resorting more and more to quick and easy meals – yet nutritious and tasty! That’s what this baked teriyaki salmon is. Although it’s not a complex recipe, I just wanted to share with you all HOW I bake my salmon.
I usually just bake it with oil, salt, pepper and other spices! I always make sure I use oil because it helps seal in moisture and ALSO the nutrients. It’s almost like a protective outer layer!
Sometimes I bake it from frozen if I forgot to defrost (it happens). Most of the time, I remember to defrost it and bake it from thawed!
I always serve my choice of protein with some carbs/starch and vegetables on the side. It’s a balanced meal!
Baked Teriyaki Salmon with Tricolor Couscous and Asparagus
Baked teriyaki salmon - glazed with a sweet soy sauce flavor and topped with sesame seeds and green onions. A great source of omega-3s!
Baked Teriyaki Salmon
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 salmon filets thawed
- 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce I used 365 Whole Foods
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- garnish of sesame seeds and green onions
- 1 cup couscous
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 bundle asparagus
- salt to taste
Baked Teriyaki Salmon
Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking mat with your salmon.
Brush each salmon first with 1 tsp olive oil, then 1 tbsp teriyaki sauce.
Add a sprinkle of garlic powder on top of each if desired.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until teriyaki glaze slightly browns.
Remove from oven. When still hot, top with more teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds and a garnish of green onions.
In a medium saucepan bring water and salt to a boil.
Reduce to low-medium heat and add in couscous. Cook with lid on half.
Stir occasionally and cook util water is absorbed, about 9-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let it stand for 2-3 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve!
Prepare your steamer in a pot.
Wash your asparagus stalks and cut off the stalks/ends.
When water is boiling, turn to medium heat and add asparagus and steam for 4-5 minutes.
Sprinkle with salt to taste.