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Teriyaki Salmon Baked in Foil

Salmon Parcels Baked in the Oven 

If you're looking for a quick, easy and simple recipe for dinner tonight, you've found just it; salmon parcels in foil are the way to go!

Teriyaki Salmon Baked in Foil.
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*Post updated February 2024

What is teriyaki sauce made of?

Authentic Japanese teriyaki sauce is a combination of soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and sake to create a distinctively sharp taste.

Westernised versions incorporate honey, garlic, and ginger to suit our taste.

Traditionally there are no chillies in teriyaki, but we LOVE chilli in this house! Leave it out if you don't like a bit of spice. 😋

Teriyaki is meant to be a cooking sauce, not a table sauce, but it's perfectly fine to use as a dip or a condiment.

Salmon baked in foil

Just lately, I've got quite into this way of cooking. The fish cooks nicely and all the flavours are kept in.

You can prepare this in the morning ready to cook later in the evening, but with that said, please read my top tips before you make this.

I've included a recipe card but in all honesty, the exact amount of ingredients you put in is entirely up to you.

I love salmon fillets, and I always buy smoked ones since I think they have more taste.

The only problem I have with them is they always seem so small and I tend to think we might starve, but fear not because that's not the case!

It's what you serve with it that makes a meal and rice or noodles are always a good choice.

So, for an extra quick and tasty meal, I served this with a pack of microwavable ready-cooked Tilda Lime and Coriander rice.

Seriously if you're busy at work or busy with kids or even if you're just feeling lazy, there's nothing wrong with a bit of cheating every now and then 😉

Below is the salmon parcel prepared and ready for the oven.

Teriyaki Salmon in Foil ready for the oven

The whole dish was made from bits and bobs in my fridge and general store cupboard ingredients, nothing too costly; just leftovers and a few store cupboard ingredients. The end result was yummy.

Recipe top tips!

If you are preparing this in the morning ready to cook later, follow the recipe, but wait to add the slices of lime until you are about to cook.

Why? Because the acid in the lime will start to break down the fish and go hard and horrid. 😟

How long do you bake salmon in foil?

The salmon must be at room temperature or the cooking times will not work. 

Salmon fillets take 20-25 minutes in a preheated oven 200°C/400°F or Gas 6

Keep vegetables sliced really, really thinly otherwise they will not cook.


  • Mirin (Japanese rice wine)
  • dark soy sauce
  • light soy sauce
  • runny honey
  • white pepper
  • red chilli flakes (optional)
  • fresh ginger root 
  • carrots 
  • red onion
  • red bell pepper 
  • fresh green chilli (medium heat) 
  • lime 

Recommended equipment

  • A mandoline slicer is the only way to get the carrot, onion and lime sliced thinly enough to cook simultaneously as the salmon.
  • Good quality kitchen foil so your parcels don't tear.

Did you know you can freeze fresh ginger root?

It doesn't lose any of its flavours, plus you can be sure to always have some handy.

In fact, all that happens to it is it goes soft. It keeps its flavour and defrosts in no time at all.

Then it can be used as normal.

So, next time you buy some fresh ginger, freeze a bit in a plastic bag. 😉

Teriyaki salmon parcels baked in the oven.

Here's another foil baked salmon recipe you might like. 

Have you tried this recipe?
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Yield: 2
Author: Jan Bennett
Teriyaki Salmon Baked in Foil

Teriyaki Salmon Baked in Foil

You really need a mandoline slicer in order to slice the carrots, onion and lime thinly enough to cook in time with the salmon.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • a little olive oil
  • 2 salmon fillets - skin removed
Mix together in a small bowl the following
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin (Japanese rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of runny honey
  • a pinch of white pepper
  • pinch of red chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 x 1 cm cube of fresh ginger root (enough to make 1 teaspoon) - peeled and minced or very finely chopped
Please note, everything must be VERY thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots - peeled and sliced into thin matchsticks
  • 1 medium-sized red onion - peeled and sliced very thinly (best to use a mandoline slicer)
  • 1 red bell pepper -deseeded and cut into thin matchsticks
  • half of a fresh green chilli (medium heat) deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lime - very thinly sliced (best to use a mandoline slicer)


Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F or Gas 6
  1. Top Tips! If you prepared the parcels earlier now's the time to add the lime slices. Plus you really ought to remove them from the fridge at least 20 minutes before cooking or the cooking times will be out.
  2. Get yourself two large pieces of good-quality kitchen foil - the thin stuff isn't any good as it will tear easily.
  3. Drizzle a little olive oil on each piece of foil and lay one piece of salmon onto each foil square. You will be making a parcel with the foil.
  4. Add equal amounts of the prepared ingredients to each parcel. Drizzle each parcel equally with the sauce and drizzle with a little olive oil.
  5. Bring the foil up each side till they meet and make a parcel, make sure it's closed with just a tiny gap for air to circulate, or your salmon will go dry.
  6. Put the parcels onto a baking tray in a preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes - depending on the size of your salmon pieces.
  7. *You'll know if they're cooked because when you open a parcel to test them the salmon will look pinkish, and the fish will fall into flakes when very carefully parted with a knife.*
  8. I served the salmon in the foil with some lime and coriander rice (ready-cooked microwavable), simple and delicious!
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  1. I love salmon! This is definitely a wonderful dish.

  2. Your salmon looks fabulous Jan! What a delicious idea!

  3. Hmm. That's what I should have done.... Just sprinkled worcester & soy sauce over the salmon last night and baked it in between ironing 10,000 tablecloths (I know how to have fun). This looks so much more exciting.

    Neat idea with the ginger. Could try grating it before freezing - even quicker when you come to use it.....

  4. Foil keeps all the flavours in and makes the fish really moist. That's a great recipe Jan!

  5. What a tasty and healthy dinner - my entire family would love this.

  6. I baked some fish in a packette last night too! It's one of my favourite ways to prepare a dinner.

    Good tip on the ginger, my freezer's loaded with some!

  7. That's another great salmon idea from Jan's kitchen. I love all of those ingredients.

  8. I want some crusty bread to sop up that broth!

  9. Lovely recipe Jan...My DH loves salmon in just about anyway he can get it.
    I loved the tip about fresh ginger, I don't know how many times I have thrown ginger away because its gone bad before I had a chance to use it all up.

  10. Salmon teriyaki is one of my favorites and this sound like a really nice way of preparing it.

  11. Another GREAT salmon dish Jan, How do you do it? Sure is a "keeper."

    Thanks for the tip on the ginger. I didn't know you could freeze it, which is why I always hesitate to buy it. You know, it's National Frozen Food Month here in the states and in the last 24 hours I've discovered ginger can be frozen and so can Pecans! I need to post about this:)

  12. Foil parcels are definitely the way to go when cooking salmon. This sounds delish, Jan. Thanks for the tip about the ginger.

  13. Oh...I love this recipe as I love salmon. Lovely idea Jan! :)

  14. Hi Jan,
    I just had to tell you, I made this recipe last night and it was Wonderful! Next time, I'll take pics:) I now have a supply of ginger on hand at all times thanks to you.

    Thanks again!!!!

  15. This sounds gorgeous.I’m actually considering making this.
    Thank you for sharing.


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