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Sesame soy salmon is a simple, yet flavourful, dish that is quick and easy to make - perfect for weeknight dinners. It is also a great way to incorporate more fish into the diet.
Sesame, especially toasted sesame, is one of my favourite flavours. The delicate and nutty aroma is only enriched and enhanced by the toasting. Sesame oil, especially toasted sesame oil, is a popular ingredient in Chinese and many other Asian cuisines. My favourite toasted sesame oil is a gorgeous deep amber shade with with a rich aroma that is ideal for both cooking with and using as a condiment for flavouring.
Sesame soy salmon is a simple dish requiring only six ingredients, yet each one packs a strong flavour. Together, the combination yields a luscious meal that tastes sweet, savoury and nutty. I prefer to use light soy sauce for this dish, as the more concentrated dark soy sauce is too overpowering for the delicate balance of flavours.
This dish is one of my go to weeknight meals, as it's very quick and easy to prepare ahead of time, and the actual cooking time is very short. I prefer to serve the salmon over rice, your choice of either brown or white, long grain or short grain. Rice is also great for absorbing excess sauce from the salmon!
The rice and side dish can be easily cooked dish whilst the salmon is marinating - it's a great multitasking meal. Cook the salmon just before serving for a fresh-from-the-grill taste.
For a balanced meal, serve this sesame soy salmon with a side of your favourite greens. I often serve it with sesame soy broccolini because the flavours are very similar, and so the two complement each other. Broccoli with oyster sauce would also add nicely to the meal.