Baked Coconut Sesame Salmon

Baked Coconut Sesame Salmon

Of all the different salmon sheet pan dinners I’ve tried, this baked coconut sesame salmon MAY be my favorite… Rich and indulgent, but still light and wholesome, and unbelievably simple to throw together. The coconut butter’s subtle sweetness and the savory sesame flavor seep into the salmon filet, making for a mind-blowingly delicious meal! Plus, the coconut flakes toast up in the oven to create the perfect crunchy topping.

Personally, I like to keep the savory-sweet flavors going in my veggies by roasting up some broccoli and butternut squash with a bit of sesame oil. But, the beauty of sheet pan dinners is that the exact ‘recipe’ isn’t so important. Try this baked coconut sesame salmon with different toppings, veggie pairings, and seasonings that YOU enjoy!

Ingredients

Salmon:
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp coconut butter
  • 2 tsp coconut shreds
  • 4 oz salmon filet
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • Veggies:
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup butternut squash cubes
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos
  • dried oregano to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • Procedure

  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Add salmon filet, butternut squash cubes, and broccoli florets to a tray lined with parchment or foil.
  • In a bowl, combine melted coconut butter, tahini, and coconut aminos. Stir to integrate, adjusting seasonings to taste.
  • Spread paste on top of salmon filet and sprinkle with coconut shreds and sesame seeds.
  • Drizzle butternut squash and broccoli with oil, season to taste, and toss to coat.
  • Cover salmon with a foil tent to prevent filet from drying out in the oven. (If you prefer your salmon cooked more medium-rare than well-done, cook salmon for just 8-10 minutes on a separate pan from your vegetables.)
  • Roast for 25 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • 14g fiber | 18g sugars
  • *Nutrition calculated using Norwegian farm-raised Atlantic salmon.
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1 sheet pan dinner
    1 servings
    Calories: 494

    • 45g Carbs

    • 23g Fat

    • 34g Protein

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