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Sesame Salmon with Wasabi Mayo Recipe
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Sesame Salmon with Wasabi Mayo Recipe

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I created this recipe to mimic the flavors of sushi. It’s remarkably simple and turns out well every time. —Carolyn Ketchum, Wakefield, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1 salmon fillet (2 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon prepared wasabi
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked salmon with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 439 calories, 36 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 302 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.


  1. Drizzle butter and 2 tablespoons oil into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; tilt to coat bottom. Place salmon in dish; brush with remaining oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 18-22 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice and wasabi. Sprinkle salmon with onions and sesame seeds. Serve with sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Salmon with Wasabi Mayo in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p37

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed May. 3, 2012

"It was a nice change-up from the usual. I have become a huge fan of wasabi lately and would use even more in the recipe next time."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"A skoshe more wasabi would be lovely,for all you horseradish fans."

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