Sesame Crusted Salmon with an Orange Leek Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serving: 4 people

A Word From The Cook

“A nice ‘crunch’ to a flavorful salmon rendition”


  • 4 pieces Salmon filets
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs (Gluten Free available for substitution)
  • 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds (white or white and black mixed – don’t use toasted)
  • 1/2 cup Flour (Gluten Free substitute is Brown Rice flour)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil (enough to cover the bottom of the skillet to about 1/4 inch depth)
  • 1 Cup Leeks (sliced and left in rounds) 1 large leek
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 0z Triple Sec
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup 35% Creama



  1. Pre heat oven to 400°.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet.
  3. Combine bread crumbs and sesame seeds in a flat bowl (Pie plate)
  4. Beat the egg and water together in another bowl.
  5. Add the flour to a 3rd ‘pie plate’.
  6. Dredge the salmon in the flour, then egg mixture and finally the sesame/bread crumb mix and add to the hot oil.
  7. Cook for about 2 minutes per side in the oil.
  8. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and place in oven for 12-15 minutes.

Orange Leek Sauce

  1. Heat oil in a skillet on medium/high;  add the leeks and sauté until soft (about 5 minutes)
  2. Add the Triple Sec and ignite, let this burn down/out and stir to combine
  3. Add the orange juice and reduce by 1/2
  4. Add the cream and continue cooking until thickened (cream should be reduced by about 1/2).

Serve with the sauce over the salmon.

1 Comment
  • Heather T
    Posted at 16:00h, 21 February Reply

    I have had this dish at a seafood restaurant. It was so delicious that I want to make it at home. But I worry about setting a kitchen fire, making the sauce.

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