Baked Sesame Salmon Recipe

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Baked Sesame Salmon Recipe

Baked sesame salmon is a flavorful and healthy dish that’s easy to prepare. The combination of sesame seeds and salmon creates a delicious crust and adds a nutty flavor to the fish. Here’s a simple recipe for baked sesame salmon:

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6-8 ounces each), skin-on or skinless
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten-free option)
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (white or black)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced (optional, for garnish)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375Β°F (190Β°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
  1. Prepare the Sesame Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, honey or maple syrup, sesame seeds, grated ginger, and minced garlic. This mixture will be used as a glaze for the salmon.
  1. Season the Salmon:
  • Place the salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet, skin-side down if your salmon has skin. Season the salmon fillets with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  1. Brush with Glaze:
  • Use a brush or a spoon to generously brush the sesame glaze over the salmon fillets. Make sure to coat them evenly.
  1. Bake:
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked to your desired level of doneness. Salmon is typically done when it flakes easily with a fork and the internal temperature reaches 145Β°F (63Β°C).
  1. Optional Broiling:
  • For a crispy top, you can switch the oven to broil (with the salmon on the top rack) for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Remove the baked sesame salmon from the oven, garnish with sliced green onions if desired, and serve immediately.
  1. Serve with Lemon:
  • Provide lemon wedges for squeezing over the salmon just before eating. The citrusy freshness complements the nutty sesame flavor.

Baked sesame salmon is a delightful dish that’s both healthy and bursting with flavor. It pairs well with steamed rice, quinoa, or a variety of vegetables. Enjoy this easy-to-make seafood dish for a delicious and satisfying meal.