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Black Sesame Seed Encrusted Salmon

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 (6) ounce salmon fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or himalayan salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • To make the the marinade, add lemon juice and coconut aminos to a shallow bowlSeason the salmon with salt and pepper and dip both sides of the salmon in the marinade. Place salmon on plate and set aside. Discard remaining marinade. In same shallow bowl, add sesame seeds. Press salmon skinless side down into sesame seeds. Set aside. 
  • Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over moderate heat. Place the salmon fillets, skin side down in the saute pan and cook until the bottoms are browned and the bottom half of the fillets turn opaque, about 5 minutes. Depending on thickness approximately 10 minutes per inch. Turn the fillets and cook until the flesh is opaque and firm to the touch. Remove from heat and let rest 2-3 minutes before serving.


Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 1 salmon filet, Calories: 315 calories, Fat: 11 grams, Saturated fat: 1.5 grams, Carbohydrates: 1 grams, Sugar: 1 grams, Sodium: 285 milligrams, Fiber: 1 gram,  Protein: 27 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams