Sesame-Crusted Salmon

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by MARIA MAC

This recipe is a simple as they come. You can make a glaze or dill sauce for this or serve it plain.

Top Review by Lille

Perfect simplicity. Made this with Copper River salmon and served Shanghai bok choy with oyster sauce on the side.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -6 salmon fillets, about 6 oz each, skinned
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 14 cup sesame seeds


  1. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. Rub both sides with a little sesame oil and coat the fillets with sesame seeds.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet, preferably non-stick, over moderate heat until the oil shimmers.
  4. Place the salmon fillets in the skillet and cook without moving them until the bottoms are browned and the bottom half of the fillets are opaque, about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn the fillets and cook, without moving them, until the flesh is opaque and firm to the touch, about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

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