15 Minute Sesame Seared Salmon
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  • 4 wild salmon filets (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1½ tablespoons cooking oil (I use avocado oil)
  • 1½ tablespoons sesame seeds
  1. Use a paper towel to pat dry the salmon filets, then brush them with 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of sea salt.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a large skillet (cast iron works great) set over medium-high heat. When the oil starts to shimmer, gently add the salmon filets flesh side down. Cook for approximately 3 minutes, then flip (use a metal spatula to get right under the salmon and make sure you don't leave any crusty bits) onto the skin side. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the salmon is barely cooked through. Be careful not to overcook it. (See note 4. above regarding how to use the profile of the salmon filet as a doneness gauge.)
  3. Remove the salmon from the heat, brush with the 1 tablespoon reserved sesame oil and sprinkle with the sesame seeds and remaining ½ teaspoon of sea salt.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe by (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean at http://kiwiandbean.com/15-minute-sesame-seared-salmon/