Sesame Crusted Salmon
Recipe type: Kelly from Primally Inspired
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Serves: 4
  • 1 lb salmon
  • ¼ - ⅓ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • Optional serving extras: sliced green onion, sliced avocado, fresh greens
  • Asian Inspired Marinade Ingredients
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos, tamari or organic soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • optional: 1 teaspoon honey
  • Spicy Mayo Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ - 1 red hot chili pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • few drops of toasted sesame oil
  • sea salt, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Pour over the salmon and marinade in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. After it's done marinading, take the salmon out of the marinade and press the sesame seeds on the top and bottom on the salmon. If you are using skin on salmon, just press the sesame seeds on the top side.
  5. Bake on a lightly greased raised edge pan for 12-15 minutes or until salmon is done to your liking.
  6. While the salmon is cooking, blend together your spicy mayo ingredients. I like to use my immersion blender for this part.
  7. Test the mayo. If it's too spicy for your liking, add some more mayo. If it's not spicy enough, add some more red hot chili pepper!
  8. Top the salmon with sliced green onions and avocado and use the mayo for dipping. I also like to serve this with my Asian cucumber salad. I double the marinade ingredients and use the other half of the marinade as the dressing for my cucumber salad for a complete and tasty meal!
  9. Enjoy!
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