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The Easiest Sesame Salmon With Steamed Spinach Recipe

The Easiest Sesame Salmon With Steamed Spinach Recipe

Meal Type

Main Course

Cooking Time

30 minutes


4 servings



  • 1 lb. fresh salmon

  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce

  • 4 tsp. mirin

  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil

  • 2 tsp. sugar

  • 2 10-ounce bags of fresh spinach, washed and drained

  • Sesame seeds, toasted


It's 6 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and you're starving. You spent all day in meetings, and the last thing you can fathom is spending an hour in the kitchen to cook a healthy meal. Takeout sounds so good right now, but you know you shouldn't order from your neighborhood Chinese spot again. So, what to do?

Hey, that's why you have us! We know just the perfect quick and easy mid-week dinner idea: Sesame Salmon with Steamed Spinach. High in protein and healthy fats (and low in carbs!), prepare this meal in less than 30 minutes — with enough left over for tomorrow's lunch. It's the ultimate win-win.

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Sesame Salmon With Steamed Spinach

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450℉. Whisk soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, and sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Step 2

Place salmon on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and rub with soy sauce marinade.

Step 3

Cook salmon in oven for ~12 minutes or until flakey. Remove from oven and keep warm.

Step 4

Place washed spinach in a large bowl. Steam with 3 cups of water for 2 minutes or until tender.

Step 5

Place salmon on a bed of steamed spinach, drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and pour remaining mixture of soy sauce. Add a pinch of sesame seeds as garnish and enjoy!

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