Seared Salmon With Wasabi Soy Dressing

So my culinary journey carries on…however it’s a tough ask. I would would call me myself as a “safe menu” eater, but I’m trying to move out of my comfort zone.

The prospect of eating raw fish is a little off-putting, but I had a go at this seared salmon with wasabi soy dressing recipe, which has similar savoury flavours but with a bit more cooking.

Lightly grilled and seasoned with a wasabi soy dressing, this dish was delicious and I would say great for anyone who loves sushi and sashimi, but prefers their dinner cooked. I had it was a portion of rice, but it could be enjoyed with a nice leafy salad. Good luck!


• 1 salmon fillet (The recipe stated sushi/sashimi grade, however my supermarket doesn’t stretch that far)
• wasabi & soy sauce dressing
• sesame seeds

How To Prepare

  1. If your fillet has skin, carefully remove it, then pat the fillet dry with kitchen towel to remove any excess moisture.
  2. Next, prepare a bowl of iced water and warm some oil in a frying pan over a high heat.
  3. When the oil begins to sizzle, put your salmon in. Fry until it’s cooked about 3-5mm in. You can check from the end or the sides to see how far it’s cooked.
  4. Flip the salmon over and keep cooking until it’s seared on all sides. When it’s done, dunk in the ice water and leave to sit for 5 minutes. Remove, pat dry and serve with a drizzle of wasabi & soy sauce dressing and sprinkle of sesame seeds.