Sesame seeds add a nutritious crunch to buttery salmon and prove a weeknight meal can bring some gastro magic. Can’t find wild salmon? Rainbow trout or arctic char are good swaps.
Sesame Seed Crusted Salmon
- Preheat oven to 325 F.
- Whisk together miso, soy sauce or tamari, lime juice, ginger, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper flakes. Brush tops of salmon with miso mixture.
- Place fish on greased baking sheet, skin-side down, and sprinkle on sesame seeds. Bake until fish is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Per serving: 382 calories; 34 g protein; 23 g total fat (4 g sat. fat); 7 g total carbohydrates (0 g sugars, 3 g fiber); 581 mg sodium
Going plant based?
The same miso spread and sesame coating can be used on tofu, which is then seared in a skillet for about 2 minutes per side.