Sesame-Crusted Salmon

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


  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  • Rub both sides with a little sesame oil and coat the fillets with sesame seeds.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet, preferably non-stick, over moderate heat until the oil shimmers.
  • 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.
  • Turn the fillets and cook, without moving them, until the flesh is opaque and firm to the touch, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. Lille
    Perfect simplicity. Made this with Copper River salmon and served Shanghai bok choy with oyster sauce on the side.
  2. Kim12469
    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.
  3. Kathleen L.
    This is a lovely way to have Sockeye salmon for a change. Thank you.
  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    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!
  5. ChefLee
    I made a salmon sampler tonight and this was one I tried!!! This is a great salmon recipe!!! I used light and dark sesame seeds and they created a great crust when cooked in the skillet!! The oil from the sesame seeds really flavored the salmon too. Enjoyed this a lot, thanks for posting!!


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