Sesame-Ginger Pan Seared Salmon

"This salmon is tender and moist with a crispy outer coating. It is seasoned just right with toasted sesame oil, a hint of ginger and savory seasonings. I like to garnish each fillet with sesame seeds toasted in pan drippings, but you may choose to omit per your preference."
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  • Drizzle sesame oil over salmon and rub over all sides of fish. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine ground ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper. Season all sides of fish and allow to dry marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Once the oil is fragrant and glistening, sear one side for 5-7 minutes. Carefully turn and sear the opposite side for another 5-7 minutes. Once salmon is cooked through, remove to serving plate and cover.
  • Lower skillet heat to medium-low and toast sesame seeds for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant and thoroughly coated with the oils and seasonings remaining in the pan.
  • Spread seeds evenly over the top of each filet.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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