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Seared Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 7 mins
Yield Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 4 4-oz. salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 276
  • fat 18 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 25 g
  • carbohydrate 1 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 62 mg
  • sodium 361 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place sesame seeds in a shallow bowl. Rub salmon fillets with 2 tsp. oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Press flesh side of fillets in sesame seeds to coat.

  2. Warm remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat until shimmering, 2 to 3 minutes. Place salmon fillets, skin side down, in skillet; reduce heat to medium-high and cook until skin is browned and bottom halves of fillets are opaque, about 4 minutes. Turn and cook until fish is done, about 3 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer fish to plates, flipping fillets so seed side is up; serve immediately.