Go Back
+ servings
Five Spice Teriyaki Salmon close up photo for post featured image

Five Spice Teriyaki Salmon

A slight twist on teriyaki salmon with the flavourful addition of Chinese five spice powder to the sauce.
Course Seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 579 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • Four 6 ounce salmon fillet portions about 1 1/2 inches thick

For the marinade/sauce base

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce preferably reduced salt soya sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp five spice powder or cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ounce piece fresh ginger very finely grated (freezing ginger makes it easier to grate)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

To be added to the marinade to later make the sauce

  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water


For the marinade

  1. Mix together the soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, five spice powder, rice wine vinegar, ginger and black pepper.
  2. Place the salmon fillets in a Ziploc bag with the marinade and let rest in the fridge for about an hour.
  3. In a small saucepan lightly saute together the minced garlic and olive oil.
  4. Drain the marinade from the fish and add to the garlic and oil. Add the 1/4 cup water and simmer until the sauce thickens to a glaze-like consistency.
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place the marinated salmon fillets on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes.
  6. At his point begin brushing the marinade on the salmon and returning it to the oven for a couple of minutes between coatings. I normally glaze it about 3 times. You can always add more of the sauce to the fish when serving.
  7. Very good served with jasmine rice.
Nutrition Facts
Five Spice Teriyaki Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 579 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 1148mg50%
Potassium 949mg27%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 62g69%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.