Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Use the make-ahead directions for the accompanying sauce to reduce preparation time for this seafood main-dish recipe.

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Makes:
4 servings
Start to Finish:
30 mins
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Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Ingredients
1
pound fresh or frozen skinless salmon or halibut fillet
1/2
cup mayonnaise
1/3
cup chopped roasted red sweet pepper
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1
teaspoon snipped fresh chives
 
Salt and ground black pepper
1
tablespoon white sesame seeds
1
tablespoon black sesame seeds*
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup milk
2
tablespoons cooking oil
 
Lemon or lime wedges (optional)
 
Fresh watercress (optional)

Directions

  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 4 serving size pieces. Set aside.
  2. For sauce, in a small bowl combine mayonnaise, red sweet pepper, lemon juice and chives. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Cover and chill until serving time.
  3. In a shallow dish bowl stir together the flour, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place milk in a shallow dish. Dip salmon in milk. Firmly press both sides of fish in flour mixture.
  4. In a 10-inch skillet cook fish in hot oil over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve sauce with fish. If desired, garnish with lemon or lime wedges and fresh watercress.

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare sauce; cover and chill up to 24 hours. Prepare fish as directed above. Stir sauce before serving; if necessary, stir in a little extra water.

Nutrition Facts

(Sesame-Crusted Salmon)
    Per serving:
  • 539 kcal cal.,
  • 44 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 78 mg chol.,
  • 404 mg sodium,
  • 10 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 25 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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