Sesame salmon with scallions, lemon and ginger

Serves 4

  1. 5tb salt
  2. 2 quarts water
  3. 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  4. 4 6-8oz salmon fillets
  5. 1tb lemon zest
  6. 2tsp ginger
  7. 2 scallions, whites and greens seperated
  8. 2tsp lemon juice
  9. 4tsp tahini
  10. 1/8tsp cayenne
  • Dissolve 1-2. Brine 1 cup with sesame seeds for 5 minutes. Brine remaining with salmon for 15 minutes.
  • Crush or process 5-6 and scallion whites into a paste. Mix in 8-10 and brush onto both sides of salmon.
  • Drain, dry and toast seeds for 2-4 minutes. Coat both sides of salmon.
  • Sear salmon for 1-2 minutes. Flip, transfer to a 325 degree oven and roast for 10-15 minutes, or until internal temperature is 125. Serve with scallion greens.
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