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.
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.