Japanese Salmon & Sesame Greens
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Steam stirring is a lighter way of cooking that’s quick and easy. Give spring greens the steam and stir treatment and serve them with baked salmon.
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394 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lime
  • A thumb of ginger
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • A 200g bag of spring greens
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
From your kitchen
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
You'll need
  • A couple of small bowls
  • Small baking dish
  • Deep frying pan or wok
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Peel and finely slice the onion. Place in a bowl. Zest and juice the lime into the bowl. Add a pinch of salt and scrunch everything together. Set aside to pickle.

  • 2.

    Peel and grate the ginger. Place them both in a small bowl. Pour in 2 tbsp tamari, 2 tbsp cold water and 2 tsp oil. Whisk together.

  • 3.

    Place the salmon fillets in a small baking dish. Pour over the tamari sauce. Slide the dish into the oven and bake for 15 mins till the salmon is cooked through. It will be dark pink and flake easily when pressed with a fork.

  • 4.

    While the salmon cooks, finely slice the spring greens. Peel and grate the garlic.

  • 5.

    Heat a deep frying pan or wok. Tip 1 tbsp of the sesame seeds into the pan and toast for 2-3 mins till nutty smelling and golden. Keep shaking the pan while the seeds toast. Transfer to a bowl.

  • 6.

    Keep the pan on the heat. Pour in 3 tbsp water. Add the spring greens and the garlic. Cook and stir for 4-5 mins till wilted. Season and take off the heat.

  • 7.

    Stir the toasted sesame seeds through the greens. Spoon onto a couple of warm plates and top with the salmon, spooning over any tamari sauce from the dish. Scatter over the pickled pink onions and any marinating liquid.

  • Tip

    Nice to sesame see you
    Tip your leftover sesame seeds into a jar and store them in a cupboard. Add a sprinkle of them to salads and soups or use them to coat fish or chicken fillets before grilling.