Nori Crusted Salmon
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 nori sheets, toasted
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 ½ tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • Coarse salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Thai chili, sliced (optional)
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  1. In a blender, break up nori sheets. Add paprika, sesame seeds, black peppercorns and salt; process until mixtures are evenly ground.
  2. In a small sauté pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic. Sauté over medium heat for 1 minute or until shallots are soft. Add chili, if using and nori spice mixture. Stir for 1-2 minutes and then remove from heat.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle fillets with salt.
  4. Heat oil and remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a sauté pan. Sear salmon with skin side up, turn and then sear the other side, about 2 minutes.
  5. Transfer salmon fillets to baking dish, skin side down and top with nori crust, pressing firmly to adhere. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
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Recipe by Salu Salo Recipes at