We could all use a few more back-pocket weeknight recipes, don’t you agree? Sometimes deciding what to make for dinner is the hardest decision I make all day. Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables is a super easy and flavorful weeknight dinner, all cooked on one sheet pan. This salmon dish is made with a homemade teriyaki marinade, half of which the salmon and vegetables are tossed in, and then the other half is cooked on the stovetop and combined with cornstarch to create a thick and delicious teriyaki glaze.
Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup water
- 16 oz. salmon, cut into 4 filets
- 2 cups Brussels sprouts, quartered
- 3 large carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine water, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and olive oil.
Place salmon in a Tupperware or plastic baggie and add 1/4 cup of the sauce. Let it marinate for at least 20 minutes, up to overnight.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Add chopped veggies to a bowl, along with 1/4 cup of the sauce. Arrange on a greased or parchment/foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven, and make room for the salmon on the baking sheet, arranging the salmon among the vegetables. Bake an additional 10–15 minutes, until the veggies are roasted and the salmon flakes easily.
Meanwhile, add the rest of the sauce to a small saucepan over medium heat.
Once the sauce is simmering, stir in the cornstarch/water mixture and cook until thickened, just a couple of minutes.
Brush the teriyaki sauce over the cooked salmon, and serve sprinkled with sesame seeds. Enjoy!
Contributed by Taylor Ellingson, a local cookbook author and food blogger at greensnchocolate.com. Find her @greensnchocolate on Instagram