Nori Sesame Crusted Salmon

Toasted sesame seeds and nutty nori pair so well with raw salmon, so why not try it grilled? Last night I was craving sushi but too lazy to venture out in the cold. Yes, it is back to -8 in Toronto! I usually bake my salmon with garlic, but this time I added Japanese spices and whipped up some edamame and soba on the side. Totally different flavour. Totally awesome.



Nori Sesame Crusted Salmon

  • Servings: 2
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  • 2 6oz salmon filletsIMG_1618
  • 1 nori sheet
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp (or more) chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 6 oz soba noodes
  • 1/2 cup frozen edamame beans
  • Soba noodle sauce
  • S&P

Let’s goIMG_1623

  1. Preheat oven 350F. Boil water in a big pot.
  2. Place the sesame seeds, nori, garlic and chilli flakes in a food processor and blend until coarsely mixed.
  3. Season the salmon with S&P. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and sear the salmon, 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Transfer salmon to a lined baking sheet, skin side down. Spoon the nori crust over top. Bake 5-7 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make the soba noodles according to package instructions. In the last minute of cooking, throw in the edamame beans. Drain the soba noodles and edamame in a colander in the sink and run under cool water, rubbing the noodles with your fingers to rinse excess starch and prevent sticking.
  6. Transfer the noodles to a bowl, mixing in chilled soba noodle sauce to taste.  Serve with the salmon over top or on the side.



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