Easy Toasted Sesame Salmon (Under 15 Minutes)

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You know what they say about healthy eating: fail to prepare and prepare to fail. But even during these days when we’re spending more time at home, sometimes we’re just too busy to prepare- and having something in the freezer thats *almost* ready to eat can go a long way these days. 

Instead of reaching towards a processed frozen pizza for your quick-eat meal, keep some fresh salmon in your freezer. We’ve mentioned before that we’re huge fans of Butcher Box – the subscription box that delivers a curated box of frozen beef, chicken, pork, a selection of fish and salmon to your front door.  Butcher Box’s wild caught Alaskan salmon comes individually wrapped and perfect for a quick meal. Just pull a wrapped packet out of the freezer, place in a bowl of water and you’re ready to cook it in less than 20 mins. 

We came up with a toasted sesame salmon recipe thats minimal on ingredients, healthy, and ready in under 20 minutes. It’s a recipe you can keep handy any time you’re in a crunch to make something healthy and tasty. Just 3 ingredients, 15 minutes and you’re good to go. 




15 minutes, yields 2 servings



  • Glass baking pan
  • Two 4oz wild caught salmon filets, room temp
  • 2-4 tbsp toasted sesame oil 
  • Salt to taste



Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray glass baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place salmon skin-side down on baking pan, at least two inches apart. Drizzle the sesame oil evenly over both filets (feel free to use the oil liberally). Rub the oil into the salmon, making sure the oil gets into the crevices of the meat. Sprinkle salt lightlly over both pieces. 

Once oven is preheated, place the baking pan on the top rack and bake for 13 minutes. Salmon should be bright in color and flaky in texture – add another minute or two if you like your salmon more well done. 



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