Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Randy Mayor; Jen Rotenstreich

Salmon encrusted with sesame seeds makes for an impressive dinner presentation and a healthy dose of Omega-3's.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1/2 cup couscous)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 401
  • Calories from fat: 35%
  • Fat: 15.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.8g
  • Protein: 33.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.1g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 503mg
  • Calcium: 106mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Note:

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