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Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon

by Hannah Singleton

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

20 mins

Serves

6

Our Healthy Sesame Glazed Salmon recipe is easy enough to throw together for a lazy Monday night dinner, but fancy enough to plate up for guests at your first post-iso dinner party.  

We pair this with a few salads and steamed rice. A G&T or kombucha cocktail wouldn’t go astray either 😉 (do they ever?!). We also have a simple homemade tartar sauce recipe that complements this salmon dish perfectly.

If you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian friendly version of this recipe, don’t fret. You can use the same delicious sesame glaze with eggplant and/or tofu. We use this marinade for all sorts and it never disappoints.

Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon

Image credit: Nexba

The good stuff you'll get:

Salmon has to be one of the most nutrient rich foods on earth. As with most foods, quality is important which we’ll unpack briefly here. This recipe also contains goodness from the tamari sauce, sesame oil (& seeds), as well as medicinal properties of garlic and ginger.

  • Salmon. Salmon is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for brain health. Eat salmon to keep you feeling sharp! It’s also high in B vitamins, antioxidants and protein. But where it's from is also important. Wild-caught salmon is higher in minerals such as zinc and iron, and much lower in contaminants including pesticides (when compared to farmed fish, that is).
  • Tamari: Tamari sauce is a gluten-free alternative to soy sauce. Tamari has a similar flavour to soy sauce but it's way less salty and some folk find it smoother. It also contains heaps more antioxidants and protein than you'll find in the standard soy sauce.
  • Sesame: Sesame (both oil and seeds) is an awesome source of fibre (a big 'yes' for gut health!). It's also a plant-based protein, containing healthy fats that we need to keep our glow-up going, our energy levels fizzing along and keep us feeling fuller for longer.
  • Garlic: Garlic has stacks of medicinal properties and is rich in a number of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, in particular, Vitamin C (an immunity booster) and B6 (mood booster). Studies also suggest that garlic can help to regulate blood pressure.
  • Ginger: Ginger is a warming spice that much like garlic, has a number of medicinal uses and can help relieve tummy troubles and nausea. Some studies suggest it can even help with headaches. It’s also just tasty as.

Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon Recipe

Prep time 7 Cook time 0 Serves 1

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup tamari sauce

  • 3 tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 1-2 tbsp freshly grated ginger

  • 2 tsp crushed garlic

  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (or 1 fresh chilli)

  • 1 kg boneless salmon fillet

  • 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds

  • Coriander or dill to garnish

  • Lime juice, to garnish

  • Easy Peasy Tartar Sauce to accompany

Method

  1. Combine tamari, sesame oil, white wine vinegar, ginger, garlic and chilli in a small mixing bowl to create the marinade, mix well.
  2. Place salmon fillet in a large, shallow dish. Pour marinade over the salmon, ensuring its as evenly covered as possible. Cover the salmon fillet and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (fan forced).
  4. Gently transfer salmon onto a lined baking tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes (baking time will vary depending on thickness of salmon fillet and whether you like your salmon medium or well-cooked).
  5. Transfer the baked salmon to a serving dish. Garnish with sesame seeds, coriander, lime and/or additional chilli.

Try serving this Baked Sesame Glazed Salmon with a glass of Orange and Raspberry G&T and our Easy Peasy Tartar Sauce.

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Hannah Singleton
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