Sesame Broiled Salmon with roasted vegetables is a one-dish meal that is filled with flavor and nutrition. With brightly colored vegetables bringing in all of the vitamins you need for the day, and a broiled salmon filet giving you healthy fats and protein, this is a great option for any meal.
I love this brightly flavored sesame and Chinese five-spice topping that brings a hint of Asian influence to the dish.
SESAME BROILED SALMON
Salmon is one of my favorite proteins to keep in the menu plan. Not only is it delicious, but it is a great source of healthy fats our brains need. Another benefit is that salmon adapt any flavors beautifully. This means I can serve it in tacos one day, and another day has this tasty Asian inspired meal on the table.
This simple meal is packed with the protein and nutrients you need to fuel your body. You will fall in love with how simple this is to make on busy weeknights and add it to your menu on a regular basis.
WHAT VEGETABLES SHOULD I SERVE WITH SALMON?
For this recipe, I added broccoli florets and mini peppers on the side. The combination is a favorite because I love the flavors, but also know I am getting much-needed fiber and vitamin C. It’s also kid-friendly, which is always a win if you are feeding your family.
You can add any vegetable you prefer to this recipe, just make sure the pieces are large enough they will cook in a similar time frame as the salmon. Too big and they will be undercooked, and too small and they may burn. Below are some other vegetables that pair well with this recipe.
- Baby Potatoes
- Whole Button Mushrooms
- Carrot Pieces
- Brussels Sprouts
- Asparagus Spears
IS THIS RECIPE KETO-FRIENDLY?
Yes! If made as it is listed, this is definitely a lower carb and keto-friendly recipe. Feel free to choose different vegetables if preferred, but know that as shown it will easily fit into a lower-carb diet plan.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE CHINESE FIVE SPICE FOR THIS BROILED SALMON?
If you do not keep five spice on hand, you can substitute this with simple black pepper.
For those that want a more traditional flavor, you can make your own blend with the following recipe:
- 2 teaspoons Szechwan peppercorns
- 5-6 star anise
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1 tablespoon fennel
- Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Chinese Five Spice
- Sesame Oil
- Mini Sweet Peppers
- Olive Oil
Optional Garnish: Sesame Seeds and Green Onions
HOW TO BROIL SALMON
The entire recipe is in the printable card at the bottom of the post. But first I have some really important tips for you too.
#1 Preheat the Oven
You will begin by preheating your oven and lining two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
#2 Cut Up the Vegetables
Next, you will wash and prepare your broccoli and sweet peppers. I like to cut fresh broccoli down into smaller florets. For the peppers, you will slice the stem off, cut in half, and remove the ribs and seeds.
Toss the vegetables in a bowl with olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
#3 Bake the Vegetables
Pour these onto a sheet pan that has been prepared, and bake for around 10 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown. Remove from oven, and set aside.
#4 Remove the Skin off the Salmon
While the vegetables are cooking, you will prepare your salmon. You can purchase filets without skin and already cut, or prepare your own by buying a whole filet and removing the skin and cutting into portion pieces.
#5 Rub the Salmon with the Spices
Mix the salt, pepper, garlic, and five-spice in a bowl. Rub all sides of your salmon with sesame oil, then sprinkle liberally with the spice blend.
#6 Broil the Salmon
Place the fillets onto the prepared baking sheet, and broil for five minutes on each side. You may prefer to broil for longer depending upon the thickness of the filets and preferred doneness.
Serve with vegetables and any additional sides as desired.
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MORE SALMON RECIPES
Sesame Broiled Salmon with Vegetables
- 3/4 lb fresh salmon skin removed and cut into two filets
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp Chinese five spice
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 1/2 cups sweet peppers halved
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- Garnish: sesame seeds chopped scallions
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, toss broccoli and peppers with 1 tsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Spread vegetables out on a rimmed sheet pan in an even layer. Roast for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and keep warm.
- Rub the tops of the salmon filets with the sesame oil.
- Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Chinese five spice in a small bowl. Pat the spice mixture on the tops of the salmon filets.
- Broil on low on a rimmed sheet pan lined with parchment paper for 5 minutes. Flip and broil another 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately with vegetables.