Sesame-crusted seared salmon sashimi

I haven’t been blogging much lately.

That’s because I had foot surgery a couple of weeks ago, so I haven’t been *doing* much worth blogging about. I was lucky enough that my mom and dad were able to stay and take care of me for a couple of weeks after the surgery. Mom did all the cooking and cleaning, and Dad was on entertainment detail with the kids. I was basically on vacation. You’d think I’d have had plenty of time to be creative, but even my “sewing” foot was out of commission. So I just took a break and did a lot of reading. When my parents left it was quite a shock.

Since they’ve been gone, I’ve been managing to get the kids out the door in the morning, get food on the table, and get the wash done. So, all-in-all, I’m quite proud of myself. Therefore, on date night, I decided to give myself the night off and treat us to some homemade sashimi. Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy. It consists of very fresh raw meat–most commonly fish–sliced into thin pieces.What could be simpler? Right? Raw fish. You slice it. You eat it.

I have made sushi before…

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Sushi “before” (Hahaha, get it?)

… and it took me most of one afternoon. Sushi is usually made with fresh fish  but it also includes vinegared sushi rice and seaweed and other ingredients. This time I wasn’t going to do anything that involved. I was going to do raw fish. Period. Sliced.

Hubby was wonderful–he went to the fresh fish store with my detailed shopping list and got exactly what I needed. But then something happened. Somewhere between the conception of the evening and the actual evening, the easy sashimi evening got more complicated. In my usual fashion, I made a Project (capital P) out of it: Seared sashimi night. We had sesame-crusted seared salmon sashimi, lemon pepper seared tuna sashimi, and nori-wrapped seared scallop sashimi. We pigged out. I’ll admit it. It was delicious and I’ll be posting each of the recipes separately. First up is the sesame-crusted seared salmon sashimi.

And, to all my neighbors who’ve got much flavor, this is how we do it.

Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on your sushi-grade salmon and press them down lightly to make them stick.

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Coat the salmon with sesame seeds

Heat a bit of olive or coconut oil in a pan. Sear the filet briefly (ca. 1 1/2 min per side). Turn carefully.

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Sear the salmon briefly

Either chill for an hour in the refrigerator or serve lukewarm. When ready to serve, cut into thin slices (ca. 5 mm or 1/4  inch). The fish will slice more cleanly if it is well chilled. (As you can see, mine wasn’t thoroughly chilled, so it “frayed” a bit around the edges.) Once you slice your sashimi, you should eat it immediately.

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Sesame-crusted seared salmon sashimi

I served this with a salad tossed with a Japanese-influenced salad dressing. It complemented the sashimi remarkably well.

A word about sushi fish safety

If you are going to eat raw fish, you need to have absolutely fresh, sushi-grade fish from a reliable fishmonger. Never use frozen fish. Fresh sushi-grade fish will keep in the refrigerator (+2 °C or 35 °F) but should be consumed within two days.

Buying salmon for sushi or sashimi

When buying salmon for sushi or sashimi, ask for sushi-grade fresh skinless salmon filet or fillet royal.

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Sesame-crusted seared salmon sashimi
ED salmon plate1 150x150 Sesame crusted seared salmon sashimi
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
10 min
371 calories
1 g
63 g
29 g
26 g
19 g
125 g
134 g
0 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
125g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371
Calories from Fat 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g
45%
Saturated Fat 19g
94%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 63mg
21%
Sodium 134mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 1g
0%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 0g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
6%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200 g. (7 oz.) sushi-grade salmon (fresh skinless salmon filet or fillet royal)
  2. Toasted sesame seeds
  3. 3 Tbsp. coconut oil or olive oil
Instructions
  1. Rinse and pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  2. Heat a bit of olive or coconut oil in a pan. Sear the filet briefly (ca. 1 1/2 min per side). Turn carefully. The edges should be seared, but the inside should remain raw. Remove from pan.
  3. Either chill for an hour in the refrigerator or serve lukewarm. When ready to serve, cut into thin slices (ca. 5 mm or 1/4 inch). The fish will slice more cleanly if it is well chilled. Once you slice your sashimi, you should eat it immediately.
Notes
  1. This will serve 2 as an appetizer or along with other sushi or sashimi as part of a main meal.
  2. Tip: serve with soy sauce or coconut aminos, wasabi (Japanese horseradish mustard), and pickled ginger.
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calories
371
fat
29g
protein
26g
carbs
1g
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One Response to Sesame-crusted seared salmon sashimi

  1. Esther says:

    Hi Bouqi – Hope each day brings you closer to feeling completely mobile and pain free. Your blog, which I rarely miss, is the best… And I do agree, doing something when you feel like completely withdrawing and resting is often a good distraction.remedy

    Love
    Esther
    (NYC one)

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