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Sesame-Crusted Salmon with Wasabi Dipping Sauce

With minimal ingredients, little preparation, and quick-cooking time, this sushi-inspired salmon dinner is as easy as calling for carryout.

Sesame-Crusted Salmon with Wasabi Dipping Sauce

Pan-fried salmon crusted with black sesame seeds on a wombok and cucumber slaw, dressed with a wasabi and lime mayonnaise.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salmon, Sesame-Crusted Salmon, Wasabi Dipping Sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 281kcal



  • ¼ cup Low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Wasabi paste
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced scallions


  • 1 Tbsp. Each black and toasted white sesame seeds
  • 4 Salmon fillets (5 oz. each), skin removed
  • 1 Tbsp. Canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 450° with rack in top third.
  • For the sauce, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, wasabi paste, and honey; stir in scallions.
  • For the salmon, combine black and white sesame seeds. Coat salmon with nonstick spray and top with sesame seeds.
  • Heat oil in an ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add salmon, seed sides up; cook until bottom is crisp, 5 minutes. Transfer skillet to top rack of oven and roast salmon to desired doneness, or until a thermometer inserted into salmon registers 140° for medium-well, 3–4 minutes more. Serve salmon with sauce

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories281
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 14g 22%
    • Cholesterol 75mg 25%
    • Sodium 790mg 33%
    • Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
      • Protein 32g 64%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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        Written by Lisa Yarde

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