When creating new seafood recipes, we always want to make them as flavorful and delectable as we can! Which can sometimes be a little hard because it needs to have plenty of spices but not so many that it overpowers the fish. Going for light but powerful flavors can really hit any dish out of the park! This Sesame Salmon gives a wonderful oriental impression while still holding that amazing fresh fish taste that we all love!
Fish has so many benefits. It’s a fantastic source of protein and is super rich in Omega-3’s which can lower your chances of heart disease. Fish oil can also help to relieve joint pains and can support the help that anti-inflammatory drugs provide.
Salmon is also rich in something called Selenium which, being an important mineral essential to your nutrition, has a variety of great health benefits and can only found in some foods. It can help lower the risk of cancer, boost your immunity, can help reduce the symptoms of asthma, can even help boost fertility, and so many more.
This recipe includes an ingredient called coconut aminos. Coconut aminos is a much healthier substitute for soy sauce that you can find at most grocery stores. This sauce is made from coconut sap and is completely gluten and soy free which we absolutely love! It’s also very beneficial to your health and can help improve heart health as well.
The key to this recipe is letting the fish soak up the marinade. Placing your meats in marinade instead of doing a dry rub or just cooking it in the marinade mixture really enhances the flavors and lets them contain their own juices while taking on whatever other tastes you have them sitting in. This is such an easy way to get super flavorful meat and it only takes 30 minutes!
We decided to broil this dish. Broiling is so simple and reduces the amounts of oil you need to cook something, making it an easy way to reduce oil and fat levels in your food, which can also bring down the calorie counts in your meal!
Beautiful spices and delicious ingredients make this dish perfect for any family meal!
With easy to recognize ingredients, this dish is super simple and extremely tasty. We recommend pairing this dish with steamed broccolini or any fresh greens of your choice. There are so many beautiful colors in this dish, and it just tastes so good; it’ll have you fighting over the left-overs!
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos*
- 1/4 cup water
- 10 dates
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- salt and pepper
- Mix the above marinade ingredients in a blender until mixed completely, place marinade in a gallon zip lock bag.
- Place either a whole salmon fillet or 6 salmon portions in with the marinade.
- Marinate salmon in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Bake on a broiler pan at 400 for 25 min, or until it flakes with a fork.
- Top with toasted sesame seeds and black sesame seeds (optional). Serve Sesame Salmon with steamed brocolini or vegetable of choice.
*Coconut aminos is a healthier substitute for soy sauce and can be found at most grocery stores.