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Oriental Sesame Salmon

We really enjoyed trying Lee Kum Kee’s summer campaign range of sauces, my favourite being their Oriental Sesame Dressing. I used the dressing to create an Oriental Sesame Slaw and as all our summer visitors at the Kitchen Shed gave the slaw a thumbs up I was looking for other dishes to serve the slaw with. I wanted something quick and tasty, preferably healthy, and a dish which would save time in the Kitchen Shed. I felt salmon might fit the bill and should work really well with the Oriental Sesame Dressing. After a few tweaks, I came up with the final recipe, adding freshly grated ginger and a teaspoon of chilli oil to the sesame dressing – I’ve included alternative ingredients to the Lee Kum Kee Oriental Sesame Dressing in case you don’t have any available.

It’s best to marinate the salmon for at least 30 minutes but a couple of hours is better (if you have the time) so the salmon really absorbs the flavours. The result is just the right amount of spicy heat without overpowering the flavours of sesame and soy or the most important ingredient, the salmon. I reckon the crunchiness of the sesame seed topping contrasts beautifuly with the flaky soft texture of the salmon. This dish works as a perfect quick and easy midweek meal – you can marinate the salmon as soon as you get home from work and then pop in the oven for just 15 minutes. Serve with the Kitchen Shed’s Oriental Sesame Slaw or rice.

Oriental Sesame Salmon

Serves: 4


  • 6 tablespoons Lee Kum Kee Oriental Sesame Dressing
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chilli sauce (I used Lee Kum Kee Chilli Sauce)


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon rice wine and 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chilli sauce (I used Lee Kum Kee Chilli Sauce)


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • About 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
You will need:
  • 1 shallow dish and 1 baking sheet lined with baking parchment
Preheat oven:
  • Gas Mark 6 /200℃ /400℉
  • Whisk the marinade ingredients together in the shallow dish.
  • Place the salmon in the marinade and turn over so the salmon is completely covered by the marinade.
  • Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Remove from the fridge and place the salmon fillets on your lined baking tray.
  • Spoon a little of the marinade over the top of the salmon and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Pop into the oven for 15 minutes until cooked through.

I’m linking Oriental Sesame Salmon to: Fiesta Fridays

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