Teriyaki Baked Salmon - DrAxe.com

Teriyaki Baked Salmon Recipe

Teriyaki baked salmon - Dr. Axe

This teriyaki baked salmon is not only easy to make, but easy to clean up! Baking this dish in foil keeps the salmon moist and full of delicious flavor! It’s packed with omega-3 fats and is sure to impress!

Total Time

30 minutes



Diet Type



  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 4 skin-on, boneless wild caught Alaskan salmon fillets (6 oz. each), at room temperature
  • Coconut oil for brushing
  • Sea salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together coconut aminos, coconut sugar, sesame oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, sea salt and pepper
  3. Place salmon onto prepared baking sheet and fold up all 4 sides of the foil. Spoon the mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
  4. Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.

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  1. Rita on

    a refreshing and easy salmon recipe….the name Teriyaki sounds deceiving… I cannot consume Soy, however this has coconut aminos…. this item is a staple in my kitchen.

  2. Nainy Kumra on

    I don’t mind coconut oil but how about my husband who just had CABG and they recommend not using coconut oil what is the best option if I don’t want to use refined hydrogenated oils?

  3. Ella Dickerson on

    Dr Axe I have to loose some weight Per my Dr’s orders can you help me with a Good Protein drink? I want to order some of your products I seriously need to loose at least 50 lbs
    I will greatly appreciate it

    Thanks Ella

  4. Kathy ann on

    Dr. Axe I love your recipes. I got sockeye salmon on sale. I am making the teriyaki fish now. Thanks so much.

  5. Sheryl on

    Aluminum on the natural side of health has been shown to be behind Alzheimers! Doctors will not recognize this which is per-usual since they dont recognize much on the natural side! But health-nuts know this! Autopsies were done and Alzheimer patients had a lot of Aluminum on the brain. Aluminum pans are a definite no-no as we know, and so is Aluminum foil! Please never use it, there are many alternatives, parchment paper, over proof dish, slow cooker, steamer basket or wooden japanese steamer basket, etc.

  6. Paula on

    I am beside myself. Overloading on so much information that now I don’t know which way to turn. I’m sure leaky gut is my problem, primarily noticed via skin issues rooted from a growing list of food sensitivities. Have cut out all grains, sugar, dairy, GMOs … AS I discover them on my diet. Nearing 25# loss (started cutting my first grain, wheat, early November 2015). Today I ate 2 small caracara oranges 2 hours apart, and a few gulps of water in between. I bloated! Dang! I’m full in a day without adequate caloric intake, but I think my gut is happier without the extra work. My skin has improved but still problematic, itching, bleeding. And I discover these recipes! Can teriyaki really be back on my menu?! Are these recipes on this page safe for HEALING leaky gut?
    I feel like I’m at a loss. Just found green meat source grown on island (Oahu)…yay! And very affordable. And is anything wrong with Hawaii mangoes? Your eat dirt book doesn’t release for almost a month, correct? I need help now. I’m reading, watching, and listening to so much, idk which way to go now. Help! Aack!

  7. Susan on

    I don’t have coconut aminos but I do have the Bragg’s liquid aminos. How much of the Braggs would I use in this recipe?

  8. Lucy on

    I made this last night and it was delicious! I found all the ingredients at my local grocery store and the teriyaki sauce was so easy to make. My grocer cut the salmon fillets for me fresh that day. My teen boys loved it! I left the salmon in my oven for 25 minutes and it was perfect. This one is going on the permanent dinner menu. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

  9. Marilyn on

    This recipe looks very tasty; however, as another poster commented, i do not use foil (much less wrap my food in it) in any of my cooking due to the toxicity of aluminum. I love your recipes but I am kind of shocked that a doctor such as yourself would post a recipe using foil. Are there any other alternatives you can suggest, besides using a slow cooker? How about parchment paper?

  10. Amber on

    Are there any alternatives to cooking with foil (for this recipe)? I tested for aluminum toxicity, so I’m very hesitant to use foil in cooking. I’d really love to try this!

      • Fred on

        You could try cooking it in folded parchment paper pouches or “en papillote” as the French term it. Simply tear off a large square of parchment paper, usually found in the grocery store near the aluminum foil, fold it in half, open it back up, put salmon and seasoning on one side, fold paper back over to cover and crimp edges by folding them over 2 or 3 times. Bake as usual, the parchment paper will seal in flavor and juices and won’t burn in the oven as long as you don’t try to place under a broiler.

    • Mia on

      You can order cedar cooking sheets. You have to soak them in water first and can be used on the grill as well. Perfect alternative. I use all the time even with shrimp or other fishes. Cedar planks can be used as well.


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