Sesame Grilled Salmon with Wasabi Slaw Recipe -
Sesame Grilled Salmon with Wasabi Slaw Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Sesame Grilled Salmon with Wasabi Slaw

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"The zesty, aromatic flavor of Wasabi, a traditional sushi accompaniment, lends its spark to grilled salmon and a crunchy go-with slaw."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. In 1-cup glass measure or small jar, combine wasabi with water; let stand 10 minutes. Add vinegar, oil, brown sugar and sesame seeds. (This can be made ahead to allow flavors to blend.)
  2. Reserve 2 to 3 tablespoons dressing. Toss remaining dressing with cabbage, radishes, cucumber and sunflower kernels.
  3. Grill or broil salmon 8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness or until fish flakes easily with a fork, brushing with reserved dressing during last 2 minutes of cooking. Serve salmon with slaw.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2004

This one is a keeper! It was quick, easy and got rave reviews from my husband and our friends. The wasabi was great in the slaw. Next time I may add some lime to the dressing for a little zing. The dressing/glaze didn't seem to do much for the fish. Next time I'll probably add a little more brown sugar or some honey before glazing the salmon just to give it a little more flavor and color. Overall, great though!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 31, 2006

The salmon in this recipe was average. We used fresh salmon steaks so the fish was tasty. The slaw reminded me a lot of those oriental cabbage salads made with coleslaw mix, crushed ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, etc. The wasabi did kick it up a notch, though. A good meal.


10 Ratings

Feb 09, 2004

Well, well, well this one was a hard one to rate. It was an okay recipe with an okay outcome, BUT what I'm wondering is: if the salmon was marinated in the wasabi mixture would it have more of a "hot" taste. On the slaw the dressing was great, in fact my husband loved it, he said "it would be better without the seeds". For the slaw, I cheated and used "Pearson" oriental stir fry, which consists of a mixture of chopped Napa, Bok Choy, celery, waterchestnuts & carrots. It is found by the pre-packaged salads. Came out excellent. The fish on the other hand didn't have the hottness that I had hoped. It was yummy, but not as I expected. Like I said, marinating the fish may give it 5 stars, but recipe as is = barely a 4. Thanks.

Dec 23, 2002

"GREAT" Receipe for those who "LOVE" hot!!!! I just LOVE this receipe & it is easy so try it if you like "HOT"!!!! You'll have to take this receipe with a grain of salt!!! Just a fraize on words!!!

Sep 13, 2006

This was an absolute hit with my room mate and I we love Salmon, we love Wasabi, and this was just the recipe I was looking for!

Mar 23, 2004

The wasabi glaze on the salmon was delicious! Had a great flavor but not TOO spicey for those who are worried about the wasabi. I highly reccomend this recipe!

Jul 20, 2009

The salmon I could take or leave. The slaw was awesome and I've made it separately many times since.

Jun 16, 2005

We weren't crazy about this. The wasabi sauce was pleasant on the salmon - it mellowed a little during the grilling - but we didn't like it on the 'slaw.' This was nice for a change, but I doubt I would make it again.


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  • Calories
  • 398 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 297 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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