Sesame-crusted Salmon


Sesame-crusted salmon has been marinated in soy sauce and ginger for a lovely sweet and salty salmon, cooked to perfection. Done in 20 minutes.

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Sesame-crusted salmon
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-08-14, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 20 minutes.

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Updated at: 01-03-2021

20 minutes 2 people Main course
Sesame-crusted salmon


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  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 red chili pepper
  • about 200 gram swiss chard
  • 3 tablespoons ginger syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • large handful of sesame seeds
  • olive oil
  • optional: pasta and green peas for serving
Sesame-crusted salmon ingredients
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • medium-sized bowl
  • salad spinner
  • 2 medium-sized skillets
  • spatula
  • fishbone tweezers (optional)

Sesame-crusted Salmon

20 minutes 2 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes + waiting time

Finely chop the red chili pepper and remove the seeds, depending on how hot you like your salmon. Combine soy sauce, ginger syrup, sesame oil, and the finely chopped red chili pepper in a medium-sized bowl.

Check the salmon fillets, maybe it still contains some of the bones. If so, remove them with fishbone tweezers. Place the salmon in the bowl with soy sauce and marinate it for at least half an hour.

You can also place the salmon and marinade into a ziplock bag. Rinse the swiss chard and make sure it's dried well with a salad spinner. If you're serving this dish with pasta, you should cook the pasta of your choice according to the package.  

Sesame-crusted salmon
Sesame-crusted salmon

Cooking the sesame-crusted salmon -- 10 minutes

Place the sesame seeds on a plate and press the salmon fillets on one side into the seeds. Add a bit of olive oil to the medium-sized skillet and immediately place the salmon, sesame seeds side down, in the cold pan.

Then heat it up on medium heat. You'll notice the salmon will become heated up all the way to the inside, without it becoming dry. After a few minutes, you'll notice the sesame seeds are becoming beautifully brown, then turn the salmon over.

Heat olive oil in a second medium-sized pan and saute the swiss chord for a few minutes. Season with pepper and salt and add a bit of the soy sauce marinade.

Serve with pasta and if you like, green peas taste amazing with this dish too! enjoy!

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