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

Steps:

  • 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

2 responses to “Sesame Crusted Salmon w. Baby Bok Choy”

  1. […] 6. Sesame Crusted Salmon With Baby Bok Choy It’s always fun to try new ways to crust meat when you’re a paleo eater, because you need to be creative without using grains. This awesome salmon is crusted with sesame seeds and seasonings and served with bok choy. You can replace the soy sauce with coconut aminos. […]

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  2. […] 6. Sesame Crusted Salmon With Baby Bok Choy It’s always fun to try new ways to crust meat when you’re a paleo eater, because you need to be creative without using grains. This awesome salmon is crusted with sesame seeds and seasonings and served with bok choy. You can replace the soy sauce with coconut aminos. […]

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