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Fish & Seafood | August 6, 2014

Salmon with Teriyaki BBQ Glaze

Salmon with Teriyaki BBQ Glaze

photo credits, Brooke and Stephen Foster 🙂
I have a theory about fish. And people who tell me they don’t like fish.
Two things.
1. You have never eaten a good piece of fish.
2. You’ve probably never eaten a good piece of fish that was cooked properly.
Your life is about to change.
Today, I’m going to give you a fool-proof, 100% guaranteed “I LOVE FISH! ” recipe.
One that will forever change the way you look at fish (as you now know it).
Oh, and did I mention this is the most quick and easy, simple and delicious dinner, ever?
Here’s the step by step.
In two pics.

Salmon with Teriyaki BBQ Glaze
Salmon with Teriyaki BBQ Glaze

Mix the sauce in a pan and pour over fish. This takes two minutes.

Ready to place in oven. Hurry and make a salad.
Get out the plates.
You’re going to be eating dinner in about twelve minutes.
If you are a long time ABK reader, you’ll remember I posted this several years back. It comes via my talented and beautiful friend, Sara. I thought it was worth a re-post, since we have so many new readers now.
My kids love this dish. I haven’t met a kid (or adult) yet who doesn’t love salmon prepared this way. One pan, one cookie sheet. If you’re in to bbq, you can grill the fish up in a few minutes outside.
Perfect summer dinner.

4.17 from 6 votes

Salmon with Teriyaki BBQ Glaze

Author Sara Christensen


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Preheat oven to broil, move rack to second level from top.
  2. Whisk all ingredients together in small saucepan over medium heat just until butter melts. This can also be done in a microwave proof bowl. Melt the butter and add remaining ingredients. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Line cookie sheet with foil or spray broiling pan with cooking spray.
  4. Spread sauce on fish and broil 8-12 minutes in oven. Do not turn over.
  5. Cook just until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Recipe Notes

-One of the biggest mistakes people make while cooking fish is to over cook the fish. The fish should be barely done. If the fish is done, it will be firm. It should no longer be fleshy looking in the middle of the fish.-You may also grill this on top of the stove. Heat a pan to medium high heat, place a tablespoon of olive oil in the pan (or butter if you aren’t counting calories). Cook on each side for about 4 minutes.Cooking time depends on thickness of fish, temperature in oven (how hot your oven broils).When grilling on bbq, grease grill, spread fish with sauce. Cook on one side for 4-5 minutes, then turn gently to other side and grill for 4-5 additional minutes. Alternately, you can make a foil pouch for your fish and cook it on the bbq for a total of about 12 minutes, do not turn over if using foil pouch.

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  1. I love fish – and salmon with teriyaki glaze is one of my faves! 🙂 Your recipe looks delish!

    I also heartily agree with your theory regarding people who don't like fish. 🙂 Cheers!

  2. Amen! Fish is delicate and many restaurants overcook fish as well: this looks delicious and I'll be trying it soon. We lov salmon here and eat it often but I've never done BBQ salmon at home

  3. It’s too bad that there are those who are not fond of eating fish, particularly salmon. I really love it, especially when it’s fresh, since it has more flavor then and quite appetizing. Anyway, thank you for sharing your recipe! I will definitely try to make that one of this days. Cheers!

    Megan Anderson @ Café Fina

  4. 5 stars
    My family is a little spoiled and we have a freezer full of Salmon that my husband and boys catch fresh every summer in Alaska, so we have Salmon on rotation A Lot at our house. My family has grown tired of it. I tried this recipe tonight and it received rave reviews all around. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen my family this eager to finish their dinner. Thank you for adding the excitement back to our fish dinner.

    1. Jess,
      What a problem to have! haha. So glad the whole gang liked this delicious and quick recipe! Thank you for your positive feedback and thank you for reading ABK.

    1. Yes, I believe so! Let us know what you think after making this recipe Amber.
      Thanks for reading ABK

  5. Just wanted to know a couple of things. How much salmon for this recipe and doe you remove the skin before cooking? Thanks.

    1. This recipe is plenty for at least three pounds of salmon. I usually buy skinless salmon fillets, but you can also cook with the skin on and serve. The skin adds flavor to the fish as it is cooking.

  6. 5 stars
    This glaze is amazing. I totally was a victim of over cooking my fish. So this was so helpful to learn the way of flaky tender, moist fish. I always use this glaze for grilled chicken to use for bbq chicken pizza.

  7. 4 stars
    My first glazed salmon recipe. Yes I eat salmon, I cook salmon. But I had never cooked a glazed salmon. Delicious simple reliable keeper. One quibble: a tablespoon of butter = 102 calories, a tablespoon of olive oil = 119 calories. Either way I am happy because in this method there is so little added fat, just use what you like, yes? I used olive oil and finished my dish with abut 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil. I think it complimented the garlic/ginger/soy flavors.

    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Pammy!
      Toasted sesame oil always pairs well with ginger, soy and garlic. YUM. I’m so glad you like this recipe! Thanks for your input and thanks for reading ABK.

  8. So….glaze burned, tin foil caught on fire at the 7 minute mark. Put it on the second rack down from broiler….and sauce was not nearly as dark as your picture….about to eat…let you know how it tastes since most reviews are about how someone is going to make it but hasn’t

    1. 1 star
      Absolutely no taste! Had to add jarred Teriyaki sauce. Sorry, I’m sure you meant well with the recipe.