Seared Salmon with Sesame Dressing

Seared Salmon with Sesame dressing recipe - The Cooks Pantry


Matt Sinclair


  • 2 Salmon fillets, skin on
  • 2 baby cos lettuces’, halved
  • Cobram Estate Classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1 cucumber, sliced into ribbons
  • 2 small bell peppers, sliced into strips
  • 3 spring onions, sliced


  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce


  • In a mortar and pestle, grind up sesame seeds and a pinch of salt until a fine powder is formed. Add ginger and mirin in 2 batches and mix through.
  • Coat Salmon in olive oil and a generous pinch of salt. Place skin side down on pan or bbq on a medium heat for 7-8 minutes until cooked ¾ through, and then turn and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. Coat lettuces’ on olive oil and place on pan or bbq, flat side down, remove once nicely charred.
  • Smear the dressing on the serving plate and stack the cos lettuce on top. Sprinkle the salad ingredients on top and place the salmon to the side.

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