Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Sesame-Crusted Salmon Recipe
Randy Mayor; Jen Rotenstreich
Salmon encrusted with sesame seeds makes for an impressive dinner presentation and a healthy dose of Omega-3's.


4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1/2 cup couscous)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 401
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Fat 15.4 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 6.4 g
Polyfat 4.8 g
Protein 33.3 g
Carbohydrate 30.1 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 503 mg
Calcium 106 mg


1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
Cooking spray
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked couscous
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat broiler.

Combine sesame seeds, rind, and salt in a shallow dish. Drizzle oil over fish. Dredge fish in sesame mixture. Place the fish on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

While the fish is cooking, bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in onions, juice, and salt. Serve with fish.


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November 2001
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