Soy & Sesame Wild Salmon

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Salmon is full of good-for-you DHA and relatively low in bad-for-you mercury, making it an excellent health choice for brain and body.


Roast the sesame seeds on a pan over low heat, with no oil, for 2 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then add to recipe for a nuttier sesame flavor!


Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 ½ lbs wild salmon fillet
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tsps canola oil
  • 1 scallion, chopped (for garnish)



  • In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, grated ginger, and sesame seeds with 2 tablespoons water.
  • Put salmon in a lidded container and pour 2/3 of the marinade mixture into the container. Reserve remaining marinade. Close the lid and shake gently, making sure the marinade has covered entire salmon. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Heat frying pan coated with canola oil over high heat. Add salmon and lower the heat to medium. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until salmon is no longer translucent. Flip with tongs and continue cooking the other side, for another 5 minutes.
  • Pour remaining marinade into the pan. Cook over low heat until sauce has evaporated.
  • Remove from pan and serve with chopped scallions on top.


Author: Esther Chai: