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Sesame Salmon

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)
Salmon is naturally high in omega-3 fats (a heart-healthy type of fat) and has a strong, rich flavor. So it needs only a few simple seasonings, such as soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds, to dress it up. Sesame oil is strong-flavored, so you need only a small amount to make a flavor impact.


  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 291
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 14.8 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 36.7 g
  • carbohydrate 0.5 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 87 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 214 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine soy sauce and sesame oil. Brush mixture evenly over fillets. Sprinkle sesame seeds over 1 side of fillets.

  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat. Add salmon; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

  3. carbo rating: 0

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