Quick Pan Seared & Baked Sesame Salmon Recipe

Salmon is a fish rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Try out this recipe to enjoy caramelized, crispy skin, sesame-infused tender, and flaky salmon at home. This is great as an entree or pair with salad, toast, or make a salmon burger.
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Quick Pan Seared & Baked Sesame Salmon Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 2


  • 1 Each Salmon Fillet Cut half
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil 1 tbsp for cooking, 1 tbsp for marinating
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 Pinch Salt & Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180c.
  • Pan dry the salmon.
  • Gather a mixing bowl. Place parsley, thyme, sesame oil along with salt and pepper together in the bowl.
  • Place salmon in the bowl and rub it over all the sides for salmon. For the best flavor, you can have it marinate for hours or a day for the best flavor.
  • Heat up a pan with oil, and pan-seared salmon for like 1-2 minutes or until all sides turn a white pink color
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  • Have a sheet pan with an aluminum foil paper on it. Gently place salmon on the pan.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  • Cook salmon in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
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  • Use a fork to check for doneness. Salmon should be flaky when it is cooked.
Enjoy! You can serve it with rice, pasta, or potatoes, or crumb it up a bit and use it for salad.
5/5 - (2 votes)


    • Hello Lea, thank you 🙂 I was looking to make a new salmon dish. Tried cooking with sesame, it turned out pretty good and delicious. It has been one of my favorite recipes so far.

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