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The Lemon Garlic Teriyaki Salmon is a perfect recipe for busy nights! With only a handful of ingredients and a quick prep time, a healthy dinner may be served in less than 45 minutes.
Salmon is highly nutritious – it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, B vitamins, and antioxidants. Consuming salmon has been shown in research to reduce the risk of developing heart disease. It has also been shown to promote weight loss or to maintain a healthy weight, reduce markers of inflammation in the body, and may also protect brain health.
Wild caught salmon is preferred over farm raised salmon as wild caught tends to be higher in omega-3 fatty acids. Read this article, Wild vs Farmed Salmon: Which Type of Salmon is Healthier? to learn more about this topic.
You may make the Lemon Garlic Teriyaki Salmon the day before or the same day you plan on consuming. If you choose to make the recipe the day before, simply place all ingredients within a sealed container and refrigerate overnight. Marinating for 8-10 hours will further the flavor of the salmon. However, you may also make this recipe the day of as it still tastes delicious!
Side tip: cover a baking pan with foil when the salmon is ready to cook, for a quick and easy clean-up!
This salmon recipe is both delicious and versatile. Salmon pairs great with creamy mashed potatoes, seasoned mixed veggies, lemon roasted asparagus, and/or broiled brussels sprouts. This salmon also makes a great addition to a salad! Top the salmon on a bed of mixed greens with a variety of veggies for a nutritious meal to be served either as a lunch or dinner meal.