Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Sesame Crusted Salmon with Hoisin Sauce
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 wild caught salmon fillets
salt and pepper
Mix the first three ingredients together and set aside. Sprinkle the non-skin side of the salmon with salt and pepper and then liberally with sesame seeds. Heat the oil in a large skillet, then place the salmon skin side up in the hot oil. Cook on both sides for about 4 minutes. Spoon the hoisin sauce over the top. What did I say? Easy or what? It's a little bit sweet, a little bit tangy, and a little bit spicy. Graham LOVES it.
We had this with brown rice and steamed green beans tossed with rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and crushed red pepper.
*I'm sure everyone is aware of the kind-of "super food" status salmon has with it's great omega fatty acids. Sesame seeds also pack a nutrition punch. They are also a source of mono-unsaturated fats as well as a great source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. In addition to all of that, they also contain anti-oxidant properties. Sesame seeds are a bit of super food themselves.