Sunday, September 11, 2011

Black Sesame Crusted Salmon With Orange And Watercress Salad

I have always loved salmon for its very distinctive flavour and the wonderful buttery texture when it is cooked just right. My love of salmon is of course not a secret with the number of posts using the beautiful fish outnumbered all other species combined. Here's another easy salmon recipe for all salmon lover.

The crusted salmon alone can be served with some plain rice with a dash or mirin and soy for a quick lunch. If you are not able to find watercress, finely sliced fennel would make a fabulous replacement, just omit the tomatoes. 

serves 2 as a one dish meal
you'll need;
2 salmon cutlets
2 tbs of orange juice
1 tbs of honey
salt and pepper to taste
black sesame seeds
oil for frying

for the salad;
A small bunch of watercress
2 tomatoes, blanched, skinned, deseeded and diced
1 orange, skinned and segmented
2 blood oranges, skinned and segmented

for the dressing;
1 shallot, finely diced
30 ml of orange
90 ml of olive oil
2 tbs of apple cider vinegar
sugar to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the oranges for the salad.

Cut cutlets into halves and removing all bones.

Mix together the orange juice, honey, salt and pepper. Coat the salmon pieces with the mixture and coat with the black sesame seeds. Pan fry with a little oil on both sides on high heat and make sure not to burn or overcook the fish. Remove and set aside.

Prepare the salad dressing by combining all the dressing ingredients, check for seasonings before tossing the watercress, orange segments and tomatoes in a large bowl.

Halve  the salmon pieces lengthwise and place on top of some of the refreshing salad.


  1. I am going out for lunch with my girlfriends, hopefully I can get something as beautiful as this. Have a fabulous Sunday!

  2. very refreshing!! winter overrr so salad is pretty good now :)

  3. Moi aussi, j'aime beaucoup le saumon et ta recette est des plus plaisantes.
    J'aime ce mélange de saveurs.
    Je note.
    See soon

  4. Lovely looking dish. We made yong tau fu using your recipe and was a huge success!

  5. wow .. looks so good for the hungry tummies

  6. This salmon looks so good. Never thought of cooking with black sesame this way.

  7. My dear Tummy:)apa khabar?..makcik suka ikan salmon tapi kat msia harganya sangat mahal..kena fikir dua tiga kali nak beli:(

  8. This sounds like the perfect lunch dish!

  9. this sounds seriously delicious - thks for sharing :)

  10. So amazing and yet so simple -- thanks for the inspiration!


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