Pineapple Orange Salmon Teriyaki

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Oven baked salmon topped with a homemade tropical teriyaki glaze infused with orange and pineapples.  Serve on a bed of rice with a side of vegetables. 


Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day weekend :)

We had a pretty low key night and stayed in for dinner as a family which was nice because we really didn’t feel like braving the Valentine’s Day dinner crowds.

Whenever Ty and I do venture out on a date night, it’s usually a toss up between the local Japanese, Thai or Italian restaurant.




One of my favorite dishes to order from the Japanese restaurant is salmon teriyaki so I decided to make it at home for our cozy night in.

I tend to make a lot of different fish dishes at home so I decided to recreate this dish with a tropical twist seeing that I can’t seem to stop dreaming of warm islands since we seem to be stuck in all this frigid weather that just won’t go away.




The fillets are marinated with a dash of salt and pepper for at least 30 minutes and then you bake them up in the oven until it they are cooked through and flaky.

If your oven has a broiler option, you can switch to broil and cook the fillets for the last 3-4 minutes to give them a nice crispy edge.

Or, if you prefer your salmon grilled or pan fried, that’s also a great option as well.




The sauce is made with crushed pineapples (you can use fresh or canned and add in some of the juice from the can as well), a splash of orange juice for some sweetness, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, fresh ginger and garlic.

While the fish is cooking, toss all the sauce ingredients into a saucepan and cook until it thickens over medium heat.

Once the fillets are ready, pour the sauce over the cooked fillets.

Serve over a bed of rice or your favorite side dishes and vegetables.

This dish is full of flavor and comes together fairly quickly and yet it’s still fancy enough to make for a special meal.

The best part is, you won’t have to get take-out the next time you are craving a teriyaki dish!




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Pineapple Orange Salmon Teriyaki

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 salmon fillets

Pineapple Orange Salmon Teriyaki

Oven baked salmon topped with a tropical teriyaki glaze infused with orange and pineapples served on a bed of rice.


  • * 4 salmon fillets (about 4-6 ounces each)
  • * salt and pepper to taste
  • * toasted sesame seeds *optional for garnish
  • * 1/4 cup of pineapples, finely diced *optinonal for garnish
  • Orange Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze
  • * 1/3 cup pineapples, finely diced or crushed - fresh or canned (I used fresh)
  • * 1/4 cup of orange juice (I used the juice from half a medium orange)
  • * 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • * 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • * 2 tablespoons of honey or brown sugar (I used honey)
  • * 2 tablespoons of corn starch or potato starch (I used potato starch)
  • * 1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • * 1/2 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
  • * 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • * 1/4 cup water or more as needed depending on how thick or thin you want the sauce


  1. Cut a piece of aluminium foil large enough to wrap around all the salmon fillets. Lightly grease with cooking spray. Lay the foil on a large tray or plate and place salmon fillets in a single layer. Sprinkle each fillet with salt and pepper to taste. Marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes. IMG_1391.jpg
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Transfer the large aluminium foil on lined baking sheet and wrap the sides of the large foil over the fillets loosely.
  4. Bake for 16-18 mins or until flaky and cooked through. *** If your oven has a broil option, after salmon is almost cooked at the 15 minute mark - turn oven to broil for about 3-4 minutes so the edges are crispy. IMG_1413.jpg
  5. Sauce,
  6. Whisk together all the sauce ingredients into a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat and try to smash down on the pineapples so they release more juice while whisking regularly until the sauce boils and thickens up to a syrup, about 5 minutes. Add more water if sauce is too thick or until desired consistency is reached. IMG_1404.jpg
  7. Remove from heat and pour over cooked salmon fillets.
  8. Serve on a bed of white rice or preferred side dishes and top with more diced pineapples and some toasted sesame seeds if desired.
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  1. says

    Hi Kelly – this sounds fabulous! I’ve been looking for new ways to make salmon and this is one I’m totally going to try. Thanks for sharing your recipe – pinning! Hope you have a happy Monday!

  2. says

    Kelly – I am loving the sound of this orange/pineapple terriyaki glaze! I have salmon at home and was planning on pan frying it for dinner – but if I made this glaze, I might have to join my daughter in licking the pan/plate/spoons -you get the picture! Thanks for sharing this one -I would eat this over restaurant salmon ANYDAY!
    Shashi @ recently posted…Strawberry Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce

    • says

      Thanks Shashi, so glad you like it – yum, pan frying always works great too :) The best part is definitely the glaze and I have to admit, I may have licked my plate clean too haha :D

    • says

      Thanks Zainab, I think you would love this if you tried it if you are a fan of teriyaki and salmon – I’ve already made this for my hubby at least four times in the last month because he loves it so much and he is usually not that crazy about salmon. Thanks for pinning too sweetie and hope you have a great week :)

  3. says

    Orange teriyaki tastes amazing with salmon and it’s awesome to be able to recreate your favourite restaurant meals at home. And agreed – salmon under the broiler is awesome for creating that caramelized crispy crust! I hope you had a lovely family dinner!
    Katy recently posted…Chocolate Almond Tart + 1 Year!

    • says

      Thanks Ashley :) Definitely not pathetic girl, I’m sure your husband didn’t mind :) It felt like a long and busy week last week for me too and I was considering just getting take-out somewhere but then mustered up the energy and changed my mind last minute. Happy birthday to your hubby, so glad that you got to celebrate with lots of yummy desserts – I’ll bet they were incredible :)

    • says

      That’s so cute! Pinterest does have amazing island pictures and makes you almost feel like you are there :) Salmon is one of my favorites too, thanks so much for pinning Christin and hope you have a great rest of the week:)

  4. says

    I love the island flavors in the sauce here, Kelly. I think I’ve mentioned that my son (and we all) love salmon. I bake it often but rarely get out of my usual 2 sauce “rut”. I bet everyone would love this. Looks like a terrific V-Day meal! (It’s snowing here again right now…I wish I had a plate of this fish to comfort me.)

    • says

      Thanks Monica! That’s so awesome that you all love salmon :) My husband is slowly starting to come around with fish but it usually has to have lots of sauce or he won’t eat it haha. We got some snow here today as well – hope you all hang in there and stay warm :)

  5. says

    Beautiful dish, Kelly! The secret is always in the sauce, isn’t it? I love how you combined orange and pineapple together for this Salmon Teriyaki. I’m drooling right now! So nice to know you had a nice Valentine’s Day celebration “in”. Hubby and I do the same for V-Day and make dinner together. Then, we treat ourselves to dinner out later to avoid the crowds. Have a wonderful week, my friend! :)

    • says

      Thanks so much Stacy, totally agree – the sauce is the star in so many dishes:) Love that you and the big lug make dinner together, sounds perfect and very romantic :) Hope you have a great week too sweet friend and feel better soon:)

    • says

      That’s so cute, my husband is the same way too and won’t eat any fish unless it has a a lot of sauce or flavor but my son seems to love all types of fish dishes (for now) ;)

    • says

      Thanks so much Marcie :) I love making salmon too but my husband is not a big fan of fish unless it’s covered with some kind of sauce haha (he really loved this one though and I’ve made it a number of times for him like this already). Hope you have a great rest of the week :)

    • says

      Thanks Chastity, you will love this version if you like teriyaki sauce :) My husband is usually not a fan of fish but he’s already asked me to make this for him at least 3-4 times this month hehe. You’re so sweet, thank you, we did have a nice VDay, hope you did too and thank you so much for the warm wishes :) xo

    • says

      Thanks so much Julie, so glad you like it :) Thanks for pinning and sharing and hope you are feeling better. Happy Friday and have a great weekend too girl!:)

  6. says

    Oh wow looks divine I love salmon and this sounds like a lovely way to cook it, I love adding fruit to savoury food gives it a lovely sweet bite.

  7. says

    We did the same thing, stayed in because we didn’t want to brave the valentines day rush.

    This dish sounds awesome Kelly. Love the salty sweet thing going on too with the pineapple, broccoli, and then the teriayki sauce! YUM! Pinned and can’t wait to try it!

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