Everyday Easy: Seared Sesame Salmon with Bok Choy

sesame salmon

We are trying to eat more fish and I am constantly on the lookout for simple and tasty fish recipes.  This seared sesame salmon with bok choy has all the components of a dish we love for dinner –  an international twist, healthy and fairly quick and easy to make.  We enjoyed it with some brown rice and glass of white wine for the grown-ups.  Use the best available salmon for this dish – it’s pricey but cheaper then eating out. 🙂  Reduce the portion size (3-4 oz enough per kid and 6 oz per adult) for the fish and load up on the veges.

A very yummy, everyday family dinner – you will want to try this one.

Seared Sesame Salmon with Bok Choy from Frame-by-Frame Quick and Easy


  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (4-6 oz each)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • lime wedges to serve

For stir-fry

  • 2 small bok choy
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Peel and finely grate the ginger, then combine with soy sauce and sesame oil in a shallow dish that us large enough to hold the salmon fillets in a single layer.
  2. Add the salmon fillets, turning to coat evenly on both sides
  3. Sprinkle one side of the salmon with half the sesame seeds, then turn and sprinkle the other side with the remaining sesame seeds
  4. Cut the bok choy lengthwise into quarters
  5. Cut the scallions into thick diagonal slices
  6. Preheat a heavy bottomed skillet.  Add the salmon and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  7. In a wok, heat the sunflower and sesame oils and add the scallions and bok choy, and stor-fry for 2-3 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Divide the vegetables among warmed serving plates and put the salmon on top.  Serve immediately with lime wedges for squeezing over.




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