Sesame Salmon

It’s not hard to whip up a healthy dinner if you’re in a hurry. One great option is this sesame salmon. You can complete the meal with a healthy rice option and a simple green salad. Salmon fillets are rich in protein, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Sesame seeds contain lignans, antioxidant compounds that prevent cell damage.

Sesame Salmon

Serves: 4 (1 filet per serving)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin (any sweet white wine maybe substituted)
  • ½ cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 lb (4, 4 oz) salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


  1. In saucepan, whisk together soy sauce, mirin, broth, honey, ginger and garlic. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Set aside.
  2. In small bowl, whisk egg white and cornstarch. Liberally brush skinless side of each fillet with egg mixture and sprinkle with seeds evenly, pressing gently to coat.
  3. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Gently place fillets, seed side down, and cook until the seeds are golden brown, about 5 minutes. Very gently turn over and continue cooking through, about 3 minutes.
  4. Over medium heat, simmer soy sauce mixture, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cornstarch mixture and continue simmering until sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
  5. Spoon glaze over fillets. Serve immediately.
Sesame Salmon
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