Wasabi Encrusted Salmon


For the Wasabi Coating:
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Wasabi Powder, mixed into a paste with a little water
1 tsp Black or White Hulled Sesame Seeds
1 Tbsp Roasted Sesame Oil

2 salmon fillets, about 6 oz each
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Make the Wasabi coating by mixing together the mayonnaise, cumin, sesame seeds and wasabi powder. Taste the mixture and adjust ingredients to your liking.

Pat the salmon filets dry, and season with salt and pepper. Using a griddle or ovenproof frying pan big enough to fit both salmon fillets, coat bottom of skillet with Roasted Sesame Oil and heat over medium-high heat on stove.  When the pan is searing hot, drop in the salmon, skin-side down. Turn fish after 5 min, or when the skin is brown and crispy.

Take the skillet off the heat, carefully turn the fish once more, and spoon the wasabi coating onto the top of the salmon. Put the pan into the preheated oven and cook for around 10 min, until the coating begins to brown.

Serve immediately with rice or mashed potatoes for a nice contrast in texture.