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Sesame seed salmon with mirin

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
From Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day
A deliciously simple way to cook a salmon fillet - sweetened with rice wine and sesame then pan-fried.


  1. Marinate the salmon in a bowl with the mirin, groundnut and sesame oils for 30 minutes.

  2. Fill a plate with sesame seeds and place the salmon flesh-side down to cover evenly.

  3. Pan-fry the salmon for six minutes skin-side down and then turn for three final minutes of cooking.


  • 1 portioned salmon fillet, skin on
  • 4 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 50g/1¾oz sesame seeds

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Sesame seed salmon with mirin

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