5 from 2 votes

Easy 9 Minute Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

 June 26, 2023

Say “hello” to the easiest weeknight dinner that you’ve ever met. My Easy 9 Minute Teriyaki Broiled Salmon is sweet, tender, and perfect for throwing together on those weeknights where you just don’t have a ton of time to cook. Simply prepare this delicious, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free marinade, pour it over your salmon, and BROIL (not bake) it until perfection. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

A plate of the 9 minute broiled teriyaki salmon, sitting on a plate aside some broccolini

Friends, whenever I’m sitting down to develop a new weeknight dinner recipe, there are always a few different things that come to mind. First, it has to be easy. As a mom of two boys, I don’t have a ton of time to throw together a complicated dinner recipe, and I know that you don’t, either. Which means that if I make a weeknight dinner recipe, it has to come together in just a few minutes with little-to-no prep.

Second, it also needs to be HEALTHY. If we’re going to put in the time to cook, it’s gotta be healthy. Which is why this recipe is naturally gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Traditional teriyaki sauces are loaded with salty soy sauce and sugar. But instead, we’re using coconut aminos and honey, to keep this recipe on the healthier side.

This salmon is perfectly healthy, tender, and flaky, and is truly the ultimate weeknight dinner. And the best part is… no baking required! This salmon is BROILED, not baked, so it’s perfectly crispy on the outside and tender and flaky on the insider. Plus, it comes together in a fraction of the time. If you’ve never made salmon like this before, then prepare to have your mind blown on how simple and easy it is!

And of course, a teriyaki salmon recipe would not be complete without sides. I love serving it over perfect jasmine rice, or even my cilantro-lime cauliflower rice for a low-carb twist. And with a side of my cucumber edamame salad or my smashed brussels sprouts? It’s truly too good to be true.

Six Ingredients to Make This Perfect Salmon Recipe

As if this recipe coming together in only 9 minutes wasn’t good enough, it also only requires 6 ingredients. It truly doesn’t get better than that!

  • Salmon: Salmon is one of my favorite meats! It’s tender, lean, and when prepared properly, it practically melts in your mouth. I get asked often whether you should use fresh or farmed salmon for my recipe, and the truth is, both work just as well! Just use what you have and what’s accessible to you. ☻
  • Coconut Aminos: Instead of soy sauce, I like using coconut aminos. For starters, it’s gluten-free. And second, it also has a slightly sweet flavor that perfectly mimics the flavor of teriyaki.
  • Honey: Instead of using sugar in our marinade, we’ll be using honey. Honey is perfectly sweet and doesn’t have the refined sugars, so it keeps this marinade nice and healthy!
  • Fresh Lime Juice: We’ll be using the juice of approximately one lime to add the freshest, tangy flavor!
  • Fresh Ginger: You’ll need a knob of fresh ginger for this recipe, and the best part is, you don’t even have to remove the skin! Just plop it right into the marinade, and it’ll be absolutely delicious.
  • Garlic Cloves: Fresh garlic cloves add the best flavor to this recipe.
A baking tray, lined with parchment paper, with the salmon filets sitting on top of it and the marinade actively being poured on top of them
Then, slice your salmon filets and place them into a container, skin-side up, and coat with the marinade. Let rest, covered, in the fridge, for about 10-15 minutes.

How to Make the Easiest 9 Minute Weeknight Dinner

This salmon recipe comes together in just a matter of minutes, making it perfect for throwing together on a weeknight! To make this recipe, start by preparing the marinade. Add your coconut aminos, honey, lime juice, ginger, and garlic to a blender and blend until smooth.

Next, slice your salmon into filets and place them into a glass container, skin-side up. Pour most of the marinade on top of the salmon. Then, cover with a lid and place your container in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

Once the salmon is marinated, remove the container from the fridge and transfer the filets to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place your baking sheet on the top rack of the oven and broil for 9 minutes. If you like your salmon a little more “done,” you can transfer it to the middle rack and broiler it for another 3 minutes (12 minutes total).

Once your salmon is done, serve with your favorite rice and veggies, and enjoy!

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** Photography by Tanya Pilgrim
A plate of the 9 minute broiled teriyaki salmon, sitting on a plate aside some broccolini
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free

Easy 9 Minute Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

5 from 2 votes
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
SERVES 4 Servings
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Say "hello" to the easiest weeknight dinner that you've ever met. My Easy 9 Minute Teriyaki Broiled Salmon is sweet, tender, and perfect for throwing together on those weeknights where you just don't have a ton of time to cook. Simply prepare this delicious, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free marinade, pour it over your salmon, and BROIL (not bake) it until perfection. It doesn't get any easier than that!

Equipment

  • 1 Blender You already know that my Vitamix is my ride-or-die blender. It is my favorite kitchen gadget, and I use it every single day!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pounds Salmon cut into even-sized filets
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Aminos or substitute low-sodium soy sauce (but note: it won't be gluten-free)
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice this is approximately one lime
  • 1 Inch. Knob Fresh Ginger you can leave the skin on!
  • 3 Cloves Garlic

Instructions

  • Start by adding your coconut aminos, honey, lime juice, ginger and garlic to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Next, slice your salmon into filets and place them into a glass container, skin-side up.
  • Pour most of the marinade on top of the salmon.
  • Then, cover with a lid and place your container in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the salmon is marinated, remove the container from the fridge and transfer the filets to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Place your baking sheet on the top rack of the oven and broil for 9 minutes. If you like your salmon a little more "done," you can transfer it to the middle rack and broiler it for another 3 minutes (12 minutes total).
  • Once your salmon is done, serve with your favorite rice and veggies, and enjoy!

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  1. 5 stars
    SO GOOD! I made this for dinner last night and the husband and kids loved it. I’ve never heard of coconut aminos but apparently I love it. I love all of these recipes and that I’m learning so much as I’m cooking them.

  2. 5 stars
    This was so great. I love these broil alternatives to grilled and pan seared. So easy, great flavor, beats any restaurant by a landslide.

    • I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Mel! Thank you so much for making it, and for leaving such a kind review!

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