Easy Baked Teriyaki Salmon

By Raeanne O’Meara

Enjoying a dinner of salmon feels like the most deluxe of meals when out camping, but it doesn’t have to be complicated! A bit of prep work before you head out to the lake for a weekend of camping makes this simple baked teriyaki salmon come together quickly; cook it on a Traeger, barbecue or sea-b-que on the back of a boat. This recipe is basic but for a reason – when out camping, be it for hunting, fishing or just recreation, you don’t have access to a lot of ingredients.




Prepare in a small jar at home:



4 tbsp brown sugar


1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp garlic powder

3 tbsp corn starch


Additionally, you will need:


1 fillet of salmon, around one pound

1 cup water

1/4 cup soy sauce

How To Make Baked Teriyaki Salmon

While at home, mix together dry ingredients in a small jar and tuck into your camp kit.


When ready to prepare the salmon, whisk the dry ingredients into the liquids in a small pot. Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer until the sauce thickens, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool down.


Preheat the Traeger to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place salmon fillet into an aluminum tray (or a makeshift one of tinfoil) to prevent the sauce from from spilling. Spread the teriyaki sauce over the top of the fillet and cook for approximately 20 to 25 minutes.


Serve hot on a bed of rice.

Note: Typically, you would add the cornstarch to a bit of cold water before pouring into the sauce to thicken – however, I don’t usually have cornstarch in my camp kit, so I find it easier to just add it in ahead of time.


Hint: if you don’t have a bottle of soy sauce in your cooler, tuck some soy sauce packets (the kind you get with takeout) into your camp kit. Instant rice makes an easy side.