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. 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. I love this explosion of flavors and colors! Gorgeous and delicious! :) ela

  3. I hear ya on dreaming of tropical flavors! Winter doesn’t usually bother me but this year I’m ready for spring! I love the sound of the orange pineapple glaze! That sounds heavenly! Happy Monday lady!
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  4. 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!
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    • 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

  5. We stayed in for Vday too and I loved it! I keep dreaming of warm and tropical too so this salmon is perfect! Looks great Kelly!
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  6. Kelly, this looks amazing! I don’t make salmon as much as I would like but I have some fillets in the freezer that are totally calling this recipe’s name :)
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  7. These flavors remind me of our trip(s) to Hawaii. I love the idea of bringing the islands here to us on the snowy East coast!

  8. Yum, that looks really really good, Kelly! Pinned to my party board. Have a wonderful week.
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  9. Kelly looks this amazing! I’m loving your teriyaki sauce. Pinning :)

  10. Kelly, this looks so wonderful!! I love salmon and teriyaki but have never combined the two. Thanks for the inspiration! Pinned to my dinner board :)

    • 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 :)

  11. Hi there, this looks like a great meal. I love the tropical twist!

  12. This sounds amazing sweetie! Thank you for sharing!!

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  13. such a great recipe! love the pineapple addition!

  14. 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!
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  15. Looks Yummy! I love a good pineapple glaze on salmon! It’s always nice to have a cozy night at home.. Have a wonderful week Kelly :)

  16. This looks like delicious meal Kelly, I love this teriyaki glaze that is happening on the salmon… plus pineapples? It’s perfect!
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  17. This looks scrumptious, Kelly. SO much better than the bottled stuff that everyone seems to use :)

  18. Kelly, this is an amazing looking dish. Love how you did the glaze with the salmon! We always stay in on Vday… it’s crazy out there! Sounds like you had a great one!
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  19. Kelly this looks awesome! I love salmon and am always looking for new ways to make it.
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  20. I love the tropical twist of this salmon. This is pathetic, but we just made a pizza for dinner on V-day. By Friday, I am exhausted from work and I didn’t want to do much. But we celebrate my husbands birthday on Sunday so I made him a good meal and plenty of desserts :)
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    • 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 :)

  21. I can’t stop dreaming about the warm islands either. I’ve been pinning island pictures to Pinterest! This salmon recipe looks delicious and definitely has a tropical feel to it. Salmon is one of my favorite things to cook. Pinning!

    • 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:)

  22. 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.)

    • 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 :)

  23. 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! :)

    • 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:)

  24. This looks AMAZING!! I love love LOVE salmon and haven’t had it in so long!! I want some of this recipe! I’ll bet it’s delicious! thanks for sharing and I hope that you have a great rest of your week :)
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  25. I am so in love with this recipe and the tropical twist! You go kelly!!
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  26. Salmon teriyaki is the best! Great idea to add pineapple, the flavors sound amazing. Beautiful pictures Kelly :)
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  27. I think my kids would really like this Kelly – they’re not huge cooked salmon eaters, but teriyaki sauce being sweet and tangy might just get them to eat it ;)
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    • 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) ;)

  28. That looks amazingly refreshing.
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  29. What a delicious meal to serve on Valentine’s Day (or any day for that matter!). I make salmon often, and I love this variation with the pineapple. I know it would be a hit here. Have a great day, Kelly!
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    • 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 :)

  30. Gorgeous dish and so good for occasion or just on the go during the week!

  31. I’m always looking for a new way to make salmon. This looks incredible (PINNED for later)!!
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  32. Homemade teriyaki sauce looks perfect! I have never tried making it myself. The combination of pineapple, teriyaki and salmon sounds very tasty together. Saving this on my bookmark. Love to try it soon.
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  33. Hi Kelly,

    The addition of pineapple and orange must be giving your teriyaki salmon lots of tang and fruity flavour. It sounds very yummy!

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  34. Yay, homemade Teriyaki glaze. I always buy store bought, but now I can make yours and avoid all the preservatives. We eat salmon once a week and this will be a nice change to our basic steamed fish.

    I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, Kelly! Stay warm or you can visit me in Florida! xo
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    • 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

  35. What a beautiful teriyaki sauce Kelly…like the idea of using pineapple and orange…yum!
    Have a great week my dear :D

  36. Isn’t teriyaki a wonder sauce? Love the stuff..your salmon looks drool-worthy, Kelly.

  37. LOVING the flavors in the orange pineapple teriyaki glaze!! Yum!
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  38. Gorgeous! You are reminding me that we should cook more fish at home!
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  39. Looks delicious, Kelly! :)
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  40. I am all about the tropical twist! I love salmon recipes! This looks fantastic Kelly! PINNED!
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  41. Oh My – Kelly, what a lovely dinner idea! Salmon is my favorite fish to eat, and I bet it tastes wonderfully with that glaze. What an interesting combo of flavors! Must try that soon :)
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  42. Now this is my kind of meal, Kelly! I love salmon and this is a perfect way to prepare it. Pinning and sharing on social media. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. I hope you have a great weekend! :)
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    • 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!:)

  43. This looks delicious. I’ve never tried to make fish at home. I’m kind of intimidated by it. I love the combination of soy sauce and pineapple juice though!
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  44. I gues i’m lovin it without the pinneaple….
    ps: i’m allergic with pinneaple!
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  45. 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.

  46. Oh my gosh, that sounds soooo good! Making this week!
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  47. 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!

  48. What a fabulous meal!! We definitely don’t eat fish enough in this house, so I plan to remedy that soon with this delicious recipe! :)

  49. I love raw salmon but not so much cooked salmon. I think it is fishy, so I always try to conceal that taste. My favorite way is salmon cakes but I love teriyaki! I bet it’d go great. Thanks!
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