Sesame Crusted Salmon

4.13 from 8 votes
By Rachael DeVaux
Servings: 2



  • 2 wild Alaskan salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos, (similar to soy sauce, but made from coconut sap. sans gluten/soy)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic
  • pink salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 cups spinach/power greens
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive or avocado oil
  • pink salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Rinse salmon, lay flat in deep dish or bowl, then add oil, coconut aminos, honey, sesame oil, garlic salt and pepper. Using tons, gently flip salmon several times in mixture, then let sit/marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer salmon to parchment paper covered baking sheet, adding a few spoonfuls of the sauce over the top, following by the sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 8-14 minutes, depending on how thick your salmon is.


    Slice ends off broccolini, about 1/2-inch from bottom. Give a quick few chops lengthwise, then saute in a skillet with oil, ghee and seasonings for 5-7 minutes, tossing constantly. Add in spinach/power greens at the end.

    • Enjoy!! xx

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    1. I usually cook a 1.25 piece of salmon at 450 for 18 minutes or so depending on thickness. Would the sesame seeds do ok at 450 if I used this on a large piece instedd of filets?

    2. 5 stars
      Much needed change to my regular salmon recipe! My husband and I both loved it. Per the comments I did add a little extra honey and it was perfect! Perfectly cooked in 12 minutes. Easy and flavorful……win/win in my book!

    3. 5 stars
      My boyfriend and I make this all. the. time. It’s a win for both of us (me with health restrictions) and him with a need for lots of flavor. This has become a household favorite. It is quick to cook too, which is an extra win with busy schedules. I can come home, and set aside around 30 minutes (give or take) to prep and cook total without any big issues. This will be in our lineup for years to come, I’m sure.

    4. 2 stars
      Eh. Not much flavor even though I marinated for over an hour. Also took closer to 30 minutes to cook all the way through.

      1. Oh, interesting! Thanks for sharing, Michelle. It sounds like your salmon must have been pretty large for it to have to bake that long? It should usually be pretty quick 🙂 Feel free to add more honey and/or garlic next time if you prefer more flavor. xx Rachael

    5. 5 stars
      This turned out amazing! My husband and I both loved every bite and the flavors were so wonderful all together! Thank you for making easy, affordable and delicious recipes ❤️

      1. 5 stars
        This has become my go to salmon recipe. It turns out perfect every time. The only modification I make is using everything but the bagel seasoning from TJ’s instead of sesame seeds!

    6. 3 stars
      Came out pretty, but I found the marinade to be too much quantity for my amount of salmon. Also, the greens were way too buttery for my taste. Portion size was really big, I ended up having three portions from this (adding avocado to each serving as the picture shows).

    7. 3 stars
      Great recipe! However I would suggest marinating & cooking the fish longer. Flavor was good but not strong enough and we found our fillets needed more time. Overall enjoyed this light and yummy combo!