I was telling Joanna how good this was when we went down to KL to spend Christmas with her . Salmon being our favourite fish and what more I discovered a new way to prepare the salmon other than pan seared them. Salmon fillets coated in sesame seeds and wasabi paste are drizzled with ginger lime vinaigrette was the original recipe by Stefano Fiata . I substitued the lime juice with red wine vinegar for the the vinaigrette and it was superb ! It has a crunchy coating and a burst of wasabi flavor with a scent of the sea and dip with the ginger vinaigrette ...mmmmm yummy ! If you are bored with the normal pan seared style...do try this recipe, you will love this !
You can serve this as a main dish or as an appertizer . It is truly superb dish and I will definitely cook this again when the Piggies are back. I am sure they will love it as much as I do. Easy to prepare and below are the pictorial steps to making this delicious sesame-crusted salmon. Drool as much as you like but nothing beats making it and tasting the real stuff :p
Sesame-Crusted Salmon With Ginger Vinaigrette - adapted from Stefano Fiata
Ginger Red Wine Vinegar Vinaigrette
Juice of 1 lime * I substitute with 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar
1 tbsp of ginger juice
3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste * I substitute with a dollop of wasabi paste
3 tbsp white sesame seeds
3 tbsp black sesame seeds
4 small fillets of salmon, each 3.5 ozs
1 tsp of wasabi paste * mine was definitely more
2 tbsp vegetable oil * I use grapeseed oil
Preparation of ginger vinaigrette
In a small bowl, mix together lime juice ( red wine vinegar ), ginger, 3 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
Combine white and black sesame seeds and spread evenly on a plate. Set aside.
Brush each piece of salmon with a thin layer of wasabi paste and season with salt and pepper. Roll in the sesame seeds and coat evenly.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and when hot, gently place the pieces of salmon into the pan. Cook salmon for 1 minute. Turn and repeat cooking each of the remaining sides for 1 minute. Lower the heat if the sesame seeds are browning to quickly.
Plate salmon and drizzle with the ginger lime vinaigrette. Serve immediately.
Happy Holidays !
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