Sesame Seared Salmon with Red Pepper Mayonnaise
Time: 15 minutes
1/2 store bought mayonnaise (or better still - home made!)
2 tbsp red pepper paste
1/2 cup toasted black and white sesame seeds
2 salmon fillets, skin on or removed, cut in half
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup each soy sauce and water OR 1/2 cup Ponzu sauce
Mix the mayonnaise with the red pepper paste and chill.
Pour the Ponzu sauce into a shallow bowl and dip the salmon fillets. Spread the sesame seeds on a sheet of parchment paper and coat each side of the salmon fillets. Brush a medium skillet with the oil, and heat on high until very hot. Add the salmon and sear for approx. 2 minutes on each side for pink centers - longer if you wish them more cooked. Serve immediately with Red Pepper Mayonnaise. (Shown here served with green beans wrapped in seaweed, baked with Panko).