Sesame Salmon on Asian Slaw
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Serves: 4
  • Asian 'Slaw
  • ¼ medium red cabbage (700 grams approx)
  • 4 radishes
  • 2 medium carrots (300 grams approx)
  • ½ cup podded edamame
  • 1 bunch coriander, remove roots and lower part of stems (reserve for another dish or discard), keep leaves and tops of stems, wash well and roughly chop
  • ½ bunch (or more to taste) mint leaves, picked, washed well and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, optional for garnishing
  • Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • juice of 1 lime (approx 2 tablespoons) or a lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Horseradish 'cream':
  • ½ cup yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish
  • Fish:
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 4 x 150-ish gram salmon fillets (or fresh tuna)
  • extra virgin olive oil, for cooking
  1. Using a mandolin or a very sharp knife, slice the cabbage as thin as possible and add to a large bowl
  2. Do the same with the radishes
  3. Swap to the julienne blade and julienne carrots, or grate carrots and add to bowl, along with the edamame, coriander and mint
  4. Place dressing ingredients into a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake well to combine. Set aside
  5. In a small bowl, mix yoghurt and horseradish together. Set aside
  6. Heat a fry pan over medium heat
  7. Meanwhile, place sesame seeds on a small plate and mix together
  8. Press the top side of each of the salmon fillets into the sesame seeds to coat
  9. When the pan is hot, add some oil and cook the salmon, sesame-side down for a few minutes, until golden and crunchy
  10. Flip salmon over and cook for 2-3 minutes more, depending on how thick the salmon is
  11. Then turn pan off and rest while you dress the salad
  12. Pour dressing over vegetables and mix well to coat
  13. Divide salad between serving plates
  14. Top with salmon and drizzle with horseradish 'cream'
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at