Sesame Marinated Salmon with Stir-Fried Veggies
Sesame Marinated Salmon is so easy to pull together and full of Asian flavors with easy-to-find ingredients you might already have in your kitchen.
For the marinade
- 14 oz salmon fillet
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce/Tamari
- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger (1-inch = 1 tbsp fresh grated =1 tsp powder)
- 2 clove garlic minced
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds roasted
- 1/4 cup spring onion (scallion) finely chopped
For the stir-fried veggies
- 1 cup carrot cut into small sticks
- 1 cup bell pepper (capsicum, any color) sliced
- 2 cups bok choy chopped
- 1/2 cup onion sliced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp soy sauce/Tamari
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds roasted
- In a dry pan, roast the sesame seeds for the stir-fried vegetables and marinade until fragrant.
- For the marinade (30 minutes to 1 hour): add all marinade ingredients and the salmon fillet to a Ziploc bag or bowl. Massage the marinade into the fillet. Marinade in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- FYI: if your salmon fillet is with the skin, make cuts on the skin side so the fillet can soak up the marinade.
- In a wok or large skillet, heat cooking oil over high heat. Saute onion for 1-2 minutes, while stirring.
- Then add garlic, bell pepper, and carrot. Stir-fry for 5-8 minutes, stir occasionally. Reduce heat if necessary. Last minute, add bok choy, soy sauce, and sesame sauce. Stir-fry for another minute.
- Meanwhile, heat another skillet over medium heat with a little cooking oil. Take salmon out of the marinade and cook salmon on both sides. This will take about 3-4 minutes each side, depending on how thick the fish is.
- When ready serve with stir-fried veggies and sprinkle with extra sesame seeds and spring onions.
Tamari and soy sauce share a similar color and flavor, and are both a byproduct of fermented soybeans. The only difference, Tamari is made without wheat and doesn’t contain any gluten.
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Calories: 655kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 796mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g