Even People Who “Don’t Like Fish” Will Love This Salmon Teriyaki

Jet Tila makes a homemade teriyaki sauce that will change the game.

December 28, 2019

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Photo by: Felicia Perretti

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Given the last few weeks of (delicious and completely enjoyable) indulgence in all things chocolate, gingerbread, prime rib and eggnog, it makes sense that many of us are making a (delicious and completely enjoyable) shift toward lighter meals in the days ahead. If your 2020 resolutions include adding more seafood to your dinnertime lineup, try starting with salmon because it’s relatively easy to find and quick to cook. Even people who claim they “don’t like fish” can get aboard the salmon train, because this fish works well with many flavors, so you can top it however you’d like.

Admittedly, I am a huge fan of salmon (I cook it a few times per week), but if I were making it for seafood newbies, I’d start with Jet Tila’s recipe for Salmon Teriyaki, because really, who doesn’t love teriyaki sauce?! He made the dish in a live class on the Food Network Kitchen app recently, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Here’s the thing — sure, you can buy jarred teriyaki sauce, but that stuff is loaded with sugar and tons of unrecognizable ingredients, which isn't ideal. “I’m a believer that you can make better sauces than store bought,” Jet proclaims. His version comes together with only a few ingredients and a bit of sugar, so already I’m feeling good about this. Plus, he adds, “This teriyaki sauce recipe can be multiplied, shaken together in a bottle and held in the fridge until ready to use.” That means if you meal prep, you’ll be even closer to getting this dinner on the table quickly.

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