Sesame Salmon

Sesame Salmon
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The crunchy crust of these salmon fillets complements the nutty flavor of the sesame seeds.


  • 4 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 2 salmon fillets, 5-6 oz. each, skinned
  • Dash sea salt
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil, or vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat the broiler. Dry-fry the sesame seeds in a nonstick skillet over moderate heat for 2-3 minutes until lightly toasted.
  2. Cut each salmon fillet in half, then season with salt and pepper. Brush generously with oyster sauce and coat with the toasted sesame seeds.
  3. Heat the oils in a nonstick skillet until hot.
  4. Place the salmon in the pan and cook over moderate to high heat until the edges have become firm, about 3 minutes. Cook the salmon on one side only – do not turn it over.
  5. Using a spatula and keeping the fish the same way up, transfer the salmon to the broiler pan. Finish cooking under the broiler for about 3 minutes.
  6. Arrange the salmon fillets on warm plates with lime wedges for squeezing. Serve extra oyster sauce in a small bowl alongside.
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