Bariatric Recipes of the Week:
Sesame Salmon

This sesame salmon is about as simple as a recipe can get. High in protein and healthy fat, this salmon is sure to be a crowd pleaser.


  • 4 salmon fillets, about 6 oz each, skinned
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds


  1. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. Rub both sides with a little sesame oil and then coat with sesame seeds.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet, over moderate heat.
  4. Place the salmon fillets in the skillet and cook without moving them until the bottoms are browned and the bottom half of the fillets are opaque, about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn the fillets and cook, without moving them, until the flesh is opaque and firm to the touch, about more 5 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings. Serving size = 3 oz.

Per serving: 188 calories, 18 grams protein, <1 gram carbohydrate, 12 grams fat, .5 grams fiber

Serve with 1/2 cup cooked vegetable and 1/2 small sweet potato to round out the meal.

Use leftover sesame salmon in salads and omelets.

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