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Searching for a lighter dinner option that’s still chock full of flavor? This salmon dish smothered in sesame seeds and a touch of honey & ginger is just what the doctor ordered. Salmon is packed with extra nutritious Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and this recipe is a fabulous way to ensure you get your daily dose. Read on to find out how to throw together this simple seafood dish and wow family and friends in the process!

Sesame Salmon

Serves 4


  • 1 pound salmon, divided into 4 equal pieces
  • 1/3 cup mixed black and white sesame seeds
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine marinade ingredients (sesame oil, olive oil, soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic) and whisk together until totally combined.
  3. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper and place in a large, reseal-able plastic bag and pour in marinade.
  4. Carefully move bag around so that each piece is covered, then seal bag (squeezing out excess air) and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Pour sesame seeds in a shallow dish and, once fish is finished marinating, dredge each side of salmon pieces in seeds, pressing firmly so they adhere.
  6. Transfer fish to lined baking sheet, skin side down, and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until done to your liking.
  7. Remove from oven and serve with your choice of vegetables.

Recipe adapted from Primally Inspired

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G.D. resides in West Michigan. When he isn’t writing (or editing), you can find him outside, riding a bike, reading a book, or just plain running. Other interests include sports (of any kind), music (again, any kind) and cinema (a bit pickier here).