Honey Sesame Side of Salmon

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I tested this recipe on my family the night my mom arrived from Philly for her annual Israel summer visit. Two ladies and five kids ka”h polished off this 2 pound side of salmon in a blink. Any recipe that has my kids eating and loving heart-healthy fish is a year- round winner.

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For Salmon

  • 2 pound side of salmon, skin on
  • 2 cubes Gefen frozen crushed garlic or 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 generous tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • Seared lemon halves for garnish

For Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Gold's Dijon or yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup regular or light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh dill


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Place salmon skin-side down on prepared pan.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, oil, and honey. Pour and brush glaze all over salmon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

3. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked through.

To sear lemons: Cut lemons in half and sear cut-side down in a medium sauté pan over high heat for 5 minutes or until nicely browned.

To prepare sauce: In a small bowl whisk together mustard, mayonnaise, honey, lemon juice, and dill.

4. Serve salmon warm or at room temperature with dipping sauce, and seared lemon halves for garnish.

As seen in the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine

Summer 2013

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