I'm a 35-year-old bachelor with limited cooking experience, and even I can cook this dish! It's a terrific, very easy salmon recipe, even without the sesame seeds -- I have always left out the sesame seeds only because I never have any in the house. The longer you marinate the salmon, the better it tastes. I have marinated it for as little as an hour and as long as 24 hours and it always tastes great, but longer is better. I highly recommend this recipe. Enjoy!
This is very simple and extremely good. Had every thing on hand. I used the left over, reduced marinade on green beans, delish!
It's a tasty dish.
Not a huge salmon fan but loved this! Broiling the skin side requires a close watch - 4 min was too long for us! Fortunately we were able to remove the over cooked skin and it was great!
I really liked how easy this dish was. I could use all ingredients already in my pantry. The hardest part for a low-maintenance cook like me is marinating the fish ahead of time, but even that was pretty low-investment. I marinated the meat for about two hours on each side (flipping the salmon over half-way through because I was using a smaller container and had to fold the fish in half.)
I used the extra marinade once cooked over yellow squash and this is the kind of recipe where it will work with pretty much anything.
Note that the times should be switched above. Prep time is 2 1/4 hours, cook time is around 10 min.
Make sure you're not too stingy on oiling the pan or it will burn on juices which makes it tougher to clean.
Also I highly recommend serving with a wedge of fresh lemon. When you squeeze it on the finished entree it adds another dimension to the flavor which actually heightens the sweetness of the maple marinade.
Next time I'd love to try with some garlic and/or green onions as some of the other reviewers suggested. I added garlic salt to taste.
This is the only way I bake salmon, but I bake it in the oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. I also add a tsp of minced garlic and pepper to the marinade.
This is the best salmon I've ever tasted! I made it with wild Pacific salmon fillets. Can't wait to make it again :)
I love this! My kids love this! My parents love this! This is the best recipe ever. I always marinate overnight with delicious results. The marinade forms a coating (a layer) on the salmon that is delicious when cooked. Instead of the sesame seeds, we have used cracked black peppercorns added after cooking for a hotter (spicy) result. I also serve it with wilted spinach and roasted peppers and a bowl of fresh strawberries. It's an elegant and nutritious dinner!
Simple and delicious. Served with rice and steamed asparagus. Next time I'll make a little extra sauce for the rice.
This was pretty tasty. I made it almost exactly as written. I had a slightly bigger (1.04 lbs.) piece of skin-on salmon, which I cut in half, then marinated for about 3 hours. Since I was using up a bottle of sesame seeds, I probably used about 1 tsp. per piece. I'm not sure I've ever broiled anything before, and was pretty unsure of the technique (mainly distance from the flame), but guess I did okay. I think I didn't reduce the sauce enough, though. Still, this was a fairly elegant recipe, though I didn't serve it with the fancy accompaniments suggested - just corn. I just might try this recipe again!