Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sesame-Soy Salmon

My wonderful in-laws gave me this beautiful Dutch Oven for my birthday, along with a very cool recipe book called Glorious One Pot Meals. The first recipe I tried from the book is Sesame Soy Salmon. I chose this dish because I was looking for a salmon recipe, since 3 of you lovely readers voted I should use salmon next in my ingredient poll. It sounds strange combining salmon, cabbage, and avocado, but it was a very unique and light dish. I love the flavors of the sauce: soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lemon juice and sesame seeds. It was super healthy too, using just a little sesame oil and lots of veggies. Everything was cooked perfectly. The salmon just flaked off, the cabbage was not too crunchy, not too mushy, and the avocados kept their delightful shape and flavor. I am excited to put my new Dutch Oven to use as I try out more recipes from the cookbook.

Sesame-Soy Salmon
From "Glorious One Pot Meals"
Special Thanks and Lots of Love to Mom and Dad T
2 1/2 teaspoons of sesame oil
1 cup Jasmine Rice
1/2 - 3/4 lb salmon filet
2 carrots, peeled and julienned
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 head red cabbage shredded (about 2 cups) *I used green cabbage 
1 avocado, sliced
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat the inside and lid of a cast iron Dutch Oven with 2 teaspoons of the sesame oil.
Rice the rice in a strainer under cold water until the water turns clear. Tip the rice into the pot. Add 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water and stir to make an even layer. Place the salmon in the pot and scatter the carrots of top of the fish.
In a small bowl, mix the remaining sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, and lemon juice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. 
Pour half the mixture into the pot.
Layer in the cabbage and top with avocado. Pour the rest of the soy sauce mixture over the top.
Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Serve immediately. 


  1. This sounds so unique. I love avocados and salmon, so I would be willing to give this a shot. It looks like your pictures aren't loading for me (for any of your recipes), so I will have to come back and check out the final product soon!

  2. I can see the pic now... it looks so good. I have been looking for some recipes for my dutch oven and I am definitely going to make this one!



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