Sesame-Crusted Salmon with wasabi dipping sauce

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Sesame-Crusted Salmon with wasabi dipping sauce

With minimal ingredients, little preparation, and quick-cooking time, this sushi-inspired salmon dinner is as easy as calling for carryout.


4 servings

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Wasabi paste is a ready-to-use mixture of dried horseradish, mustard, food coloring, and water. You can find it in most grocery stores.


Preheat oven to 450° with rack in top third.

For the sauce, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, wasabi paste, and honey; stir in scallions.

For the salmon, combine black and white sesame seeds. Coat salmon with nonstick spray and top with sesame seeds.

Heat oil in an ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add salmon, seed sides up; cook until bottom is crisp, 5 minutes. Transfer skillet to top rack of oven and roast salmon to desired doneness, or until a thermometer inserted into salmon registers 140° for medium-well, 34 minutes more. Serve salmon with sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 281

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14g 21%

Cholesterol 75mg 25%

Sodium 790mg 32%

Carbs 4g 1%

Protein 32g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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This salmon recipe is SO,SO GOOD!!! The flavors reminded us of salmon roll sushi! It's so easy to make! We brushed olive oil on the salmon then pressed the sesame seed in. For the sauce, we used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce for my gluten free diet. We also used our Traeger to give the salmon a little smokey flavor! This recipe will definitely be in our rotation of favorite recipes!
April 25, 2021, 9:42 p.m. Edited Edit Delete

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