Tataki salmon with sesame crust and ginger glaze

Seared salmon in a beautiful ginger glaze. It’ll simply melt in your mouth. We love everything about this fantastic recipe and you will too. Expect a perfectly cooked piece of premium salmon covered in a sesame crust that provides plenty of crunch. With a ginger glaze that packs plenty of flavour, you’ll have a hard time saying no to a second helping. Be sure to use a generous amount of the marinade to ensure that everything tastes truly amazing. Feel free to serve alongside green vegetables and some white, fluffy rice to really impress guests. Remember to have fun with this sesame crusted salmon recipe!

Tataki salmon with sesame crust and ginger glaze
10 Minutes
2 Minutes


  • 400g Huon salmon (cut into two equal pieces)
  • ½ tsp salt flakes
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 cup daikon (cut into thin 10 cm strips)
  • For Marinade
  • 75ml light soy
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp ginger (grated)
  • For Ginger Glaze
  • 60ml lime juice
  • 60ml light soy
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger (grated)


  1. 1

    Combine together the marinade ingredients and add in the salmon. Cover, refrigerate and allow to rest for 30 minutes.

  2. 2

    Combine the sesame seeds and pepper and place onto a flat plate. Remove the salmon from its marinade, drain, season then roll into the seed mixture, pressing well to form an even coating.

  3. 3

    Combine together the daikon and cucumber strips. Combine the ginger glaze ingredients

  4. 4

    Heat a pan with the grapeseed oil, then sear the salmon for 20 seconds on each side, keeping the centre raw.

  5. 5

    Place a thin layer of sliced onions into a bowl and top with the daikon and cucumber strips.

  6. 6

    Slice the salmon into thin even pieces and present on top of the salad, then finish with some of the ginger glaze.

  7. 7

    Note: Daikon is a white radish found in the fresh vegetable sections of all supermarkets.