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Seared Sesame-Crusted Salmon

All You DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Cook time:7 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$3.19


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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 276
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg
  • Sodium: 361mg

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Seared Sesame-Crusted Salmon recipe