One Tray Dinner — A Salmon with Crusted Sesame and Pak Choi

We love having meals together as a family, but with various work, club, school, and nap schedules, it gets a bit complicated some weekdays. But we value good, healthy, home cooked meals around the table together, so we had to find a good way to achieve this in an easy way. And tray baking, or one dish meals is the answer.

This recipe, Salmon with crusted sesame top and oak choi, has become a favourite. It adds a bit of interest to the week, with an Asian flavouring. We often serve it with rice, but it also stands well on its own.

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or teriyaki sauce, we have used both
  • small piece of fresh ginger (about 1/2 inch piece), half grated, half finely sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 wild salmon fillets, skin on
  • 4 pak choi, leaves separated
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  1. Mix the following ingredients in the large roasting pan (to avoid extra dishes and also to marinate the fish) — the soy sauce, grated ginger, oils, lime juice and some black pepper. Add the salmon and flip them around a few times to coat. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°c/fan 160°c. Place the pak choi in the roasting tray with the marinade under the salmon, (just move things around to make room and then put the salmon on top of the pak choi). Scatter the tray with the sliced ginger, and top with the salmon. Sprinkle the top of the salmon with the sesame seeds.
  3. Roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes (based on the size of the fish) until the salmon is golden brown. Place the tray under the grill for the last minute or two to toast more. Serve with steamed basmati rice.




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