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Pepper-Crusted Salmon with Soy Drizzle

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1 teaspoon soy sauce)
Rich salmon takes well to a spicy black and green peppercorn coating. Sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) is an Indonesian condiment made with palm sugar; it's available in Asian supermarkets.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground green peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 teaspoons sweet soy sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 297
  • caloriesfromfat 43 %
  • fat 14.3 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 6.1 g
  • polyfat 3.7 g
  • protein 37.5 g
  • carbohydrate 2.2 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 87 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 723 mg
  • calcium 54 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a shallow dish. Dredge both sides of salmon in peppercorn mixture.

  3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add salmon; cook 2 minutes on each side. Bake at 400° for 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Drizzle fillets evenly with soy sauce.