Sesame Salmon with Green Onions

Sesame Salmon

It has been a while, since we had fresh salmon for dinner. Medical experts recommend eating fish with their heart-healthy omega-3s twice a week. So last night, I made my family’s favorite fish dish, “Sesame Salmon with Green Onions.” It is a very simple recipe to make with a short cooking time! Using toasty sesame seeds, salty soy sauce and savory green onions, this delicious and healthy dish can become one of your family favorites too!

Sesame Salmon with Green Onions

Ingredients for Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon organic sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

Ingredients for Salmon:

  • 1 pound salmon fillet, sliced into 4 portions
  • 1 tablespoon organic sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced on the diagonal

Directions:

  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the lemon juice, oil and soy sauce. Add salmon and marinade for 30 minutes.
  2. Using a small bowl, whisk together the oils, soy sauce and sesame seeds. Set aside.
  3. Turn on the broiler. Using a foil-lined broiling pan, add the salmon, skin side up. Place in the broiler, using the rack approximately 6-inches from the heating element, for about 4 minutes, until skin turns golden brown.
  4. Take the salmon out of the oven. Turn the fish over, skin side down. Sprinkle each piece with salt and pepper. Add soy sauce-sesame seed mixture to the fish. Cook for another 4 minutes, until golden brown. Cooking time will vary according to salmon thickness.
  5. Sprinkle with green onions and serve. 4 servings.

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Roasted Sesame Asparagus

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Asparagus is now in season and is one of my favorite vegetables to eat! This side dish is not only easy to make during the busy work week, but it is delicious as well. I used grapeseed oil, because it tastes similar to olive oil and can withstand the higher roasting temperatures. It is seasoned only with some sea salt and toasted sesame seeds, so simple, healthy and yummy to eat! I adapted this recipe from Martha Stewart, Everyday Food, March 2004.

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Ingredients:

  • 1½ pounds (thin) asparagus, cut into 2″ lengths and ends trimmed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil (just enough to coat the asparagus)
  • Sea salt
  • 1½ teaspoons sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, toss asparagus with the oil and season with salt.
  3. Place vegetable in a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir the asparagus and sprinkle with the sesame seeds and roast for another 5 minutes, until it is lightly brown. Serve immediately. 4 servings.

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Organic Green Beans with Sesame Seeds

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This is such an easy and delicious green bean dish! Perfect to make during the busy work week. It’s vegetarian and gluten-free too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound organic green beans
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon organic lemon juice

Directions:

Steam green beans until bright green and slightly crispy. Place beans in a bowl. Warm sesame seed oil over medium heat in a large nonstick frying pan. Add beans and sauté for about 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and stir. Remove from heat and drizzle with lemon juice. Serves  4 to 6.