Sesame-Crusted Salmon

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Great presentation on a plate...something you expect from a fusion restaurant. From Donna Hay's Dining Cookbook.

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  • add   1 tablespoon oil
  • add   1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • add   3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • add   1 bunch choy sum
  • add   1 tablespoon shredded ginger
  • add   2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • add   3 tablespoons Chinese wine or sherry wine
  • add   2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • add   1 bunch gai lan
  • add   1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • add   4 (180 g) salmon fillets
  • add   1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Remove skin from salmon.
  2. Combine sesame seeds and place them in a shallow dish.
  3. Press both sides of salmon pieces into sesame seeds to form a crust.
  4. Place greens in a saucepan of boiling water and cook for 1 minute, then drain.
  5. Heat sesame oil in a pan over high heat.
  6. Add ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add oyster and soya sauces, sugar and wine, and simmer for 4 minutes or until thickened.
  8. Place a frypan over low heat, add oil and place salmon in pan.
  9. Cook salmon over low heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until it is cooked medium-rare.
  10. To serve, toss greens in frypan with the simmering sauce and place on serving plates.
  11. Top greens with sesame-crusted salmon and serve.