Sesame Seed Baked Salmon Fillet

This salmon is moist and buttery with the delicious crunch of sesame seeds.

Ingredients: serves 2

3/4 pound salmon filet. I prefer wild Coho or Sockeye. Center cut is the most moist and tender.

Nonstick spray

Juice of 1/2 medium lemon

A few shakes salt

1 tsp melted butter

1 Tb sesame seeds, I like a mixture of black and white seeds

Directions:

Take salmon out of refrigerator and preheat the oven to 425′ Gather your ingredients and melt the butter. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray or place foil over pan.

Squeeze lemon over salmon, then sprinkle with salt.

Sprinkle sesame seeds evenly over salmon until it is covered. Sprinkle butter over sesame seeds.

Bake for 5 minutes at 425′ Turn oven to broil and bake for 2-3 more minutes. Cut in half lengthwise to serve.

Sesame Seed Salmon Steaks

We enjoyed this in a restaurant in New York  and I said “I think I can figure out how to make this.” After two tries, I think I’ve got it perfect. The salmon is moist with a crunchy sesame seed crust. It makes an easy weeknight dinner with a salad or stir fry veggies on the side.

Serves 3
 
1 pound salmon steak
Juice from ½ lemon
3 Tb sesame seeds
¼ tsp sea salt
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil
 

Squeeze the half lemon over both sides of the salmon.

Heat a heavy frying pan with olive and sesame oils.

Pour sesame seeds onto a plate and arrange in the shape of the salmon steak and sprinkle salt over them.

Press each side of the steak into the seeds so that it is well coated.

Place salmon in the hot oil, and then turn the flame to medium low. Fry for about 10 minutes on each side until salmon is fully cooked.