Asian Sesame Salmon #HotSummerEats

Asian Sesame Salmon

I grew up in the very land-locked state of Pennsylvania, so we didn’t eat much seafood. When I did have it, it was typically some kind of frozen fish patty. Appetizing, I know.

On special occasions, my mom would make shrimp (YUM), but it wasn’t until I moved to Virginia that fish became a regular part of my diet.

These days, I live a few blocks from the beach, and there is fresh seafood available everywhere. There’s even a dock about 1/2 mile from my house where we can catch our own!

I know I already posted a seafood recipe for #HotSummerEats a few days ago, but I couldn’t resist another one. Is there anything better than sitting on the beach and look out at the ocean with a plate of fish and a cold drink? Perfection.

Asian-Sesame-Salmon-4

Now, salmon isn’t on the menu for us here in Virginia if we want something local, but there was some great wild salmon from Alaska at the farmer’s market a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t resist. But you could make this recipe with tuna, or just about any other hearty fish steak. If there are any local Virginians out there reading this, trout would be a good option!

A huge THANK YOU to one of our #HotSummerEats sponsors, T.Lish, who provide some yummy marinades and dressings to sample. They were AMAZING, and made preparing this salmon dish a snap.

Asian-Sesame-Salmon-2

Before I even tried T.Lish dressings, I knew they were going to be good. Why? Because they’re based out of Alabama (where my boyfriend Jeffrey is from) and man does the south have some good cooks! 😀 Plus their founder, Tiff, sent along the sweetest letter with the samples, and let me tell you something – most brands don’t bother. As a food blogger who deals with a lot of companies…we notice when someone puts a little extra love into their business like that! I’m totally a T.Lish convert!

Asian-Sesame-Salmon-3

Check out who else is playing along with #HotSummerEats today, and scroll down for the t-licious recipe (sorry, I couldn’t resist)!

Asian Sesame Salmon #HotSummerEats

Yield: 4 servings

Asian Sesame Salmon #HotSummerEats

A simple Asian marinade gives this fish a unique sweet flavor. It can be made in the over or on the grill.

Ingredients

  • 4 skin-on salmon fillets
  • 1 cup T.Lish Asian Sesame dressing
  • 2 lemons (additional 1-2 lemons if your fillets are very large
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Place the fish in a pan or baking dish. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of dressing, cover, and allow to marinade for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Lay a sheet of tin foil on a baking sheet. Cut the lemons into slices and fan out to create a layer on which to place the fish.
  3. Place the fish top of the lemons skin side down and drizzle with second 1/2 cup of dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Fold the foil and pinch together to create a packet and bake at 425 degrees or place on a hot grill until the fish is cooked through and flaky. This should take about 5-15 minutes, depending on the size of your fish (figure about 5 minutes per 1/2 of thickness).

Notes

If you start to see a white substance form, stop cooking! This is called albumin and when you see it, you know your fish is done, and heading quickly toward being overcooked.

http://thepintertestkitchen.com/asian-sesame-salmon/

The following two tabs change content below.
Allison is one of the co-founders here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She also works as a content marketing consultant and freelance writer - find out more at AllisonBoyer.com.

Latest posts by Allison (see all)

2 thoughts on “Asian Sesame Salmon #HotSummerEats

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *