Sesame Crusted Salmon

Sesame Crusted Salmon

If you haven’t noticed already, I love incorporating Asian flavours into my cuisine – probably becauseĀ it goes so well with a variety of other ingredients. Plus I ALWAYS have Sriracha, soya sauce and sesame oil on hand (my starter pack for asian inspired dishes). They are generally my go to if I want to make something quick, tasty and have some protein and veggies lying around. I recently shared the recipe for my spicy noodles and broccolini that I paired with Sesame Crusted Salmon – now you’ll have the instructions to make this whole meal come together.

Ingredients for Sesame Crusted Salmon:

salmon fillet (1 per person)
sesame seeds (I like using the black and white combo for color)
sesame oil (about 1 tablespoons per fillet)
juice of half a lime
Sriracha (1/2 -1 tablespoon per fillet)
salt and pepper

How to make Sesame Crusted Salmon:

Preheat oven to 400F. Mix together the sesame oil, lime juice and Sriracha in a bowl. Use a brush to coat the fillets with the mixture. Season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Pour the sesame seeds onto a plate and then coat the top of the fillet with sesame seeds.

Heat up a pan to a high temperature at a drizzle of olive oil and sear the fillet sesame seed side down to get a nice crisp crust. Leave for 2-3 minutes. Flip and sear the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Then put the fillets in an oven friendly dish to finish them off. Bake for about 10-15 minutes. You will know they’re ready when the fish easily flakes with a fork.

Pop them out of the oven and serve right away.

The finished results should look a little something like this. Grab the recipe for spicy noodles and broccolini to pair it with the salmon here!

megs cucina spicy rice noodles