Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

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

Lille June 03, 2011

I've made this twice now...absolutely deeee-licious! It's simple to prepare and really brings out the lovely salmon flavor. This is a definite keeper. I served it with Roasted Pea Pods.

Kim12469 March 04, 2009

Delicious! since i was the only one eating this I used only 1 fillet of Atlantic salmon and reduced all ingredients, I have to say I did use a little oil in the pan, this was very good, thanks for sharing MRSJSPANTS!

Kittencal@recipezazz March 03, 2009