Salmon Fillets with Sesame Crust

Salmon Fillets with Sesame Crust

Makes 2 servings


  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 thick salmon fillets, skinned (5-6 oz)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Lime wedges (to garnish)


  1. Dry-fry sesame seeds in a nonstick fry pan over moderate heat until lightly toasted (approx. 2-3 minutes). Preheat grill or broiler. Cut each salmon fillet in half, and season with the salt and pepper.
  2. Brush generously with the oyster sauce and coat with the sesame seeds. Heat oils in a non stick fry pan until hot.
  3. Place the salmon in the pan and cook over moderate to high heat until the edges have become firm, about 3 minutes. Cook the salmon on one side only-do not turn it over.
  4. Transfer fish to the grill pan (carefully) sesame side up, finish cooking under grill for about 3 minutes.