Seafood Recipe: Sesame Seed-Crusted Salmon
Searching for a lighter dinner option that’s still chock full of flavor? This salmon dish smothered in sesame seeds and a touch of honey & ginger is just what the doctor ordered. Salmon is packed with extra nutritious Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and this recipe is a fabulous way to ensure you get your daily dose. Read on to find out how to throw together this simple seafood dish and wow family and friends in the process!
- 1 pound salmon, divided into 4 equal pieces
- 1/3 cup mixed black and white sesame seeds
- kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a small bowl, combine marinade ingredients (sesame oil, olive oil, soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic) and whisk together until totally combined.
- Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper and place in a large, reseal-able plastic bag and pour in marinade.
- Carefully move bag around so that each piece is covered, then seal bag (squeezing out excess air) and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Pour sesame seeds in a shallow dish and, once fish is finished marinating, dredge each side of salmon pieces in seeds, pressing firmly so they adhere.
- Transfer fish to lined baking sheet, skin side down, and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until done to your liking.
- Remove from oven and serve with your choice of vegetables.
Recipe adapted from Primally Inspired