You'll LOVE this quick and easy recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon w/ Orange Sauce. Serve it w/ rice or quinoa and veggies for a healthy dinner everyone will love!
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Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce

Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


For the Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice preferably fresh squeezed
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili paste such as sambal oelek, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the Fish

  • 4 6- ounce salmon fillets skin removed
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Make the sauce: In a large bowl, stir together the ketchup, orange juice, sugar, chili paste and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Make the fish: Season the salmon generously with salt and pepper, then drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Place the seeds on a plate and dredge the tops of the fillets in the sesame seeds to coat.
  • In an ovenproof skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the salmon, sesame seed side down, to the pan and sear, turning once, until golden brown about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the salmon until cooked through, about 6 minutes.
  • Generously brush with the orange sauce and serve.


For a low FODMAP version, the amount of ketchup per serving falls between low to moderate in FODMAPS, so you can include it, or substitute with tomato paste. Most commercial chili paste contains garlic, so look for one that doesn't have garlic, or omit it from the ingredient list.
Excerpted from SILVANA’S GLUTEN-FREE AND DAIRY-FREE KITCHEN © 2014 by Silvana Nardone. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Serving: 1fillet