Honey Sesame Side of Salmon
I tested this recipe on my family the night my mom arrived from Philly for her annual Israel summer visit. Two ladies and five kids ka”h polished off this 2 pound side of salmon in a blink. Any recipe that has my kids eating and loving heart-healthy fish is a year- round winner.
Prep Time : 20 min
Cook Time : 30 min
Ready Time : 50 min
2 pounds side of salmon, skin on
2 cubes Gefen frozen crushed garlic or 2 minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 generous tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
Seared lemon halves for garnish
1/4 cup Dijon or yellow mustard
1/2 cup regular or light mayonnaise
1/4 cup honey
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Place salmon skin-side down on prepared pan.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, oil, and honey. Pour and brush glaze all over salmon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
3. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked through.
To sear lemons: Cut lemons in half and sear cut-side down in a medium sauté pan over high heat for 5 minutes or until nicely browned.
To prepare sauce: In a small bowl whisk together mustard, mayonnaise, honey, lemon juice, and dill.
4. Serve salmon warm or at room temperature with dipping sauce, and seared lemon halves for garnish.
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