Salmon is one of those fish options that works in just about any dinner recipe. You just can't go wrong glazing fish and serving it with some fresh veggies.
This recipe for Sesame Salmon with Rainbow Slaw kicks things up a notch with an Asian-inspired marinade, and a beautiful slaw that will look as stunning as it tastes. This dish makes a great meal for a dinner party where you want to impress your guests (but put in only a little effort).
- 1 salmon fillet
- 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
- 4 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup carrot, julienned
- 1/4 red pepper, julienned
- 1/4 cup green cabbage, sliced thin
- 1/8 cup red cabbage, sliced thin
- 9 snow peas, sliced thin
- 1 teaspoon wasabi paste, let out with water
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and separately, preheat a skillet on high heat.
Reduce soy sauce and sugar until it coats the back of a spoon, then set aside.
Season salmon and press sesame seeds onto surface of fish. Pan sear fish with half of the sesame oil, then place in the oven to finish.
Toss sliced vegetables with remaining sesame oil, ginger, and half of the soy sauce reduction.
Mix wasabi with mayo and smear on a plate, then top with slaw.
Place hot salmon on the slaw, then drizzle with remaining reduction. Serve and enjoy!