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Sesame Crusted Salmon Recipe

Sesame Crusted Salmon Recipe

Many people across the globe use salmon in their cultural dishes, but one of the best ways to eat salmon is with a Japanese twist. The buttery, rich flavor of salmon is perfectly balanced with the salty and sweet flavors that come with common Japanese dishes like sushi, ramen, and stir-fry. 

Today, we’re sharing a sesame crusted salmon recipe that’ll satiate your hunger for Asian food using a healthy and delicious protein! This salmon recipe is super easy to make, especially on a weekday since it only takes about 30 minutes.

To make it even more convenient, order Oshēn Salmon’s direct to consumer salmon fillets. That’s right, you don’t even need to plan a trip to the fish market! So, are you ready to cook this savory salmon dish? Let’s get into it! Here’s how to make sesame crusted salmon:

Sesame Crusted Salmon Recipe 


  • 2 Oshēn salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 C white sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1⁄ 4 C chicken broth
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • 2 TB soy sauce (regular or low sodium)
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 TB spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger root, freshly grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Note: (double sauce amounts if you want extra for vegetables or rice)


Step One: 

Preheat your oven to 390° F. Then, prepare a rimmed baking sheet by spraying it with cooking spray or lightly greasing it. 

Step Two:

Mix the sauce/marinade together in a small bowl by combining the chicken broth, lemon juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, spring onion, ginger root, and garlic. Set aside.

Step Three:

Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper. 

Step Four: 

Pour sesame seeds in a small dish like a loaf pan or pie pan. Then, press your salmon fillets into the sesame seeds to coat the sides. You want your salmon to be covered with sesame seeds on all sides. 

Step Five:

Place the salmon on the baking sheet and pour the marinade over the top.  

Step Six: 

Put the salmon in the oven and bake for 10-13 minutes. (If you’d rather use a different cooking method, check out our posts on grilling and pan frying.)

Step Seven:

Remove the salmon from the baking sheet and plate. Drizzle any sauce that’s accumulated in the pan over the salmon. Serve with rice and stir-fry vegetables!  

What are Stir-Fry Vegetables?

This dish goes great with stir-fry vegetables! You could even double the amount of sauce you make, so you have plenty to drizzle over the salmon and the veggies. But, if you’re digging in the freezer or heading to the market for some tasty stir-fry vegetables, what should you buy? 

Here’s a list of vegetables that are usually included in a stir fry blend. Choose one, two, or all of them to add texture, flavor, and color diversity to your sesame crusted salmon dish. 

  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Bok choy
  • Cabbage
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Zucchini
  • White or yellow onion
  • Bell peppers
  • Green onion
  • Water chestnuts
  • Baby corn
  • Mung bean sprouts
  • Red chillies
Make this sesame crusted salmon stir fry for a delicious weeknight meal. 

How easy is this dish? It’s super simple to cook, and it’ll definitely be tasty with the right salmon! We always recommend ocean-farmed salmon like ours, because the flavor is more consistent, the process is more sustainable, and the salmon is healthier and tastier! Our salmon is not only monitored from egg to table to ensure perfection, but it’s also hormone and dye free!

Want proof of our sustainable and superior process? We’ve got certifications from Best Aquaculture Practices, Aquaculture Stewardship Council, and British Retail Consortium. Each organization ensures a quality product with a quality process. For a salmon fillet option that’s good for you, your soul, and the planet, definitely buy ocean-farmed fresh fish from our shop! 

We ship the salmon directly to you, so you don’t even have to think about it. You can even enroll in a salmon subscription, and your order of fresh or frozen fish will arrive regularly on your doorstep. Then, you’ll always have the freshest fish, without the hassle! 

But what will you do with all that fish? Make more salmon recipes, of course! Head over to our blog for more salmon recipes and cooking tips. Plus, we’ve got lots of information on our unique practices and our first-class product. What are you waiting for? Head over to our store for 15% off at checkout with code FRESH. Happy cooking!

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