Sesame-Soy Salmon

This Cooking Light recipe was definitely up our alley. The skin turned out perfectly crispy and the flavors went together well.

I served this with zucchini and cuke ribbons tossed with the same sauce and topped with a little furikake. We also sauteed some mushrooms with butter, lemon, and ponzu for an extra burst of veggies.

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 4 (6-oz.) skin-on salmon fillets (we bought a small piece of salmon and our fillets were closer to 4, 4.5 oz)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Pat salmon and skin thoroughly dry with paper towels. Place fillets, skin side up, on a large plate. Place plate, uncovered, in refrigerator; chill salmon 30 minutes to air-dry the skin.

Remove salmon from refrigerator. Sprinkle evenly with salt. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add canola oil to pan. When oil is very hot, add salmon fillets, skin side down. Press fillets gently with a spatula 30 seconds or until skin stays flat in pan. Reduce heat to medium. Cook salmon 7 minutes or until skin is browned and crisp and flesh is cooked almost to medium. Flip fillets; cook 1 minute or until tops are light brown. Place fillets, skin side up, on a serving platter.

Combine sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl; drizzle mixture over salmon fillets. Sprinkle salmon evenly with green onions. Serve immediately.

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