Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 11, 2023
The super fast marinade for this grilled teriyaki salmon recipe combines maple syrup and teriyaki sauce, which also creates a delicious sweet-and-sour glaze. The salmon stays extremely moist and is really yummy. —Lenita Schafer, Ormond Beach, Florida
Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Mixed salad greens, optional


  1. In a small bowl, whisk teriyaki sauce and syrup. Pour 1 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add salmon; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain salmon, discarding marinade in bag. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  3. Place salmon on grill rack, skin side down. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 8-12 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, basting frequently with reserved marinade. If desired, serve over lettuce salad.
Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Tips

What else can you add to grilled teriyaki salmon?

If you’re looking to enhance this three-ingredient grilled teriyaki salmon, try adding a few additional components just before serving. Toasted sesame seeds, chopped green onions or minced cilantro add texture and visual appeal, while ingredients like minced ginger, pineapple slices or Sriracha hot sauce add a boost of flavor. Adding more teriyaki sauce while serving is never a bad idea, either, giving the dish an extra sweet-and-savory boost.

How can you tell when salmon is done cooking?

When cooking salmon, an instant-read thermometer is the best way to determine when it's done. Place the probe in the thickest part of the salmon; it's finished when the thermometer reads 145°. If you don’t have a thermometer, look for the flesh to turn opaque and flake apart easily when tested with a fork.

What do you serve with grilled teriyaki salmon?

We love to mix and match a few wok-inspired recipes to serve alongside grilled teriyaki salmon. Almost any salmon recipe served with regular or sticky rice is always a winning combination, or add vegetables to the mix and create a vibrant fried rice dish. For vegetable side dishes, you can’t go wrong with stir-fried broccoli and mushrooms, steamed edamame or a crunchy Asian slaw.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet: 362 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 422mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.