Dairy-Free, Entrée, Meal Prep, Seafood, Vegetarian

Seriously Divine Sesame Salmon

Sesame Soy Salmon with Couscous & Snap Peas

This salmon is a family favorite. Whenever I’d come home from college, salmon with a sesame, soy and curry was a pretty predictable request. Usually I’ve only had this salmon grilled, but baked in the oven, it holds in all its moisture and flavor. All you have to do is marinade the salmon, bake it and then cook everything else while the salmon’s in the over. It’s almost too pretty to eat. Need a dinner to impress? Serve Sesame Soy Salmon with Couscous & Snap Peas.

Ingredients (serves 4).

For the Sesame Soy Marinade:

  • 1/2 c low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 T vegetable oil or neutral oil
  • 3 T sesame oil
  • 1/4 c vinegar
  • 1 t curry
  • Sriracha (optional for a kick)

For the Dinner:

  • 1 ½ lb. salmon
  • 1 box couscous *
  • 2 c broccoli, washed
  • 2 c snap peas, washed (honestly I grabbed a couple hearty handfuls at Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 t minced garlic
  • 1 t light olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

* NOTE: rice or quinoa would also be awesome.


  1. Mix all ingredients for the marinade in a clean jar. Cover and shake to mix.
  2. Transfer about 3 to 4 T of marinade to a separate ziplock bag. Place salmon pieces in bag and refrigerate for a couple hours to allow the salmon to marinate.
  3. Preheat over to 400°F and line baking pan or sheet with foil.  If skin is still on salmon, don’t worry about greasing foil; the skin will stick and it will be easier to remove. If salmon is skinless, then lightly grease foil with oil. Transfer marinated salmon to foil-lined pan and bake for about 12 min. Check middle to see if done. Cook for an additional 5-7 min.
  4. While salmon is baking, cook couscous according to package directions. Set aside when done.
  5. In a large wok or frying pan, heat canola oil and minced garlic. Add snap peas and broccoli and sauté until slightly browned and broccoli is tender.
  6.  Plate couscous, veggies and salmon. If desired, spoon extra marinade from the “clean,” master jar. Sprinkle salmon pieces with sesame seeds (optional).
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

The Sesame Soy Salmon is a family recipe.

Like the salmon? Try the salmon as a Sesame Salmon Brown Rice Bowl.

Sesame Soy Salmon with Couscous & Snap Peas

Sesame Soy Salmon with Couscous & Snap Peas

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