When the weather starts to get a little cooler, I’m in the mood for a nice, hot meal, but still want to keep it somewhat healthy.

Fish is healthy, full of omegas so they say. But it has to taste good!

Being a lover of Asian food, this is one of my go to meals, because this salmon dish is fairly quick and easy to make and satisfies my craving for sweet and savoury with a spicy kick to warm my soul.

This pairs well with Japanese Miso Green Beans.

 

Spicy Asian Salmon
Spicy Asian Salmon for Two
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A Japanese inspired dish with a little added kick of heat. The balance of sweet, savoury, and spicy will liven up your taste-buds. Challengers Quest for the best salmon recipe!
Servings Prep Time
2 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Spicy Asian Salmon
Spicy Asian Salmon for Two
Print Recipe
A Japanese inspired dish with a little added kick of heat. The balance of sweet, savoury, and spicy will liven up your taste-buds. Challengers Quest for the best salmon recipe!
Servings Prep Time
2 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Marinade
Garnish
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Toast your sesame seeds using half for the marinade and half for garnish.
  2. Prepare your marinade by combining all of the ingredients listed.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Wash your salmon.
  5. Score the top of each fillet of salmon.
  6. Transfer onto a baking pan lined with aluminum foil.
  7. Pour marinade over each fillet.
  8. Bake uncovered in 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Remove and plate.
  10. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and freshly sliced green onion.
  11. Serve with white rice and veggies. Challengers Quest prefers Miso Green Beans, or a green salad with Japanese Salad Dressing.
Recipe Notes

TIP: How to Toast Sesame seeds
To toast your sesame seeds either place them in a toaster oven on "Toast" for a few minutes, or place them in a dry frying pan on medium heat. Keep a close eye on them as they can quickly go from toasted to burnt. I used brown sesame seeds and took them out of the pan as soon as I heard them start to make a popping sound. Don't leave them on a hot pan or they will continue to toast and may burn!

TIP: How to Wash Fish
Don't like "fishy" tasting fish? No matter how fresh your fish is when you buy it, washing your fish will always make it taste even fresher, and less "fishy"!

In a medium bowl place 3 cups cold water, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp white vinegar, and 1/2 of a fresh lime (squeezed out then placed in the water too). Gently place your fish in the liquid and lightly wash it for 10 seconds. Drain, then refill the bowl with clean cold water to rinse it off. Gently remove the fish and pat dry with paper towels. Your fresh fish is now ready to season!


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