Sesame Crusted Salmon w. Baby Bok Choy

Sesame Crusted Salmon w. Baby Bok Choy

Sesame Salmon with Bok Choy

This dish comes together super easily, and is a great week-night one-pot meal.  Taking care to prep all of the ingredients ahead of time helps ensure success.

Sesame Crusted Salmon with Baby Bok Choy

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Hands-On Time: 30 minutes

Special Equipment:  Large skillet with lid, skillet screen (optional for reducing splatter while cooking fish)

Ingredients: (for Two Servings, easily doubled):

  • 2 Skin-on Salmon Fillets, 4-6 oz each
  • 2 Tbsp unhulled Sesame Seeds
  • 3 Tsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, separated
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Juice from 1/2 Lime
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Medium Garlic Clove, Minced
  • 1 Bunch Baby Bok Choy, trimmed and rinsed
  • 1/4 Fresno Chile, thinly sliced
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Place sesame seeds on a plate or shallow bowl.
  • Rub salmon with salt and pepper to taste, then place the fillets on the plate to coat three sides (all but the skin) with the seeds.  Place next to stovetop.
  • Place mince garlic, prepared bok choy and sliced pepper next to stovetop.
  • In the small mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice & honey.  Place next to stove top.
  • Heat 2 tsp olive oil in the large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place salmon, skin-side down first, into the skillet and cook skin side 3-5 minutes.  (If using skillet screen, place it on the skillet while cooking fish to reduce stovetop splatter.)
  • Using the tongs and spatula, carefully turn fillets over, top-side down, and cook another 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and return to plate.  (If doubling recipe and working in batches, keep cooked fillets warm in a 200 degree oven.)
  • Wipe skillet clean with the paper towels.
  • Heat 1 tsp olive oil and minced garlic in skillet.
  • Add bok choy and chile and toss to coat.  Add 1 tbsp of the soy mixture, toss once more, and cover pan.
  • Steam over medium heat 2-3 minutes.
  • Set steamed bok choy on the plate with the salmon.
  • Add remaining soy mixture to the skillet and bring to a boil to slightly reduce about 2-3 minutes.
  • Return salmon and bok choy to the pan to serve/coat with sauce, or plate the fish and greens and drizzle with sauce.
  • Sprinkle bok choy with a few chilies and additional sesame seeds if you like!

I hope you enjoy, let me know!

Sesame Salmon with Bok Choy

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