Roasted Sesame Salmon with Wilted Spinach

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  • 1-2 tablespoons:soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons:mirin
  • 2 teaspoons:toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons:sugar
  • 1 teaspoon:grated fresh ginger, optional
  • 1 to 1/2 pounds:of salmon filet, skinned
  • 3 pounds of fresh spinach or 2 (10-ounce) bags:of cleaned spinach leaves.
  • 2 tablespoons:of sesame seeds, toasted.



  1. Preheat oven to 450. In a small bowl whisk soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, sugar and ginger.
  2. Place salmon in a roasting pan. Sprinkle fish with 1 teaspoon of the soy sauce mixture and rub it over the fish.
  3. Roast the salmon, uncovered, for 12 minutes or until the fish can just be flaked with a fork and has changed color in the thickest part.
  4. Remove from the oven and keep warm by lightly placing a piece of aluminum foil over it.
  5. Rinse spinach leaves. With the water still clinging to them, place in a steamer and steam for 2 minutes, or until just tender. Drain.
  6. Place clumps of spinach on a serving platter or on plates in a fairly thin layer. Arrange salmon next to the spinach.
  7. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of soy sauce mixture on the salmon and pour the remaining mixture over the spinach.
  8. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serves 4.
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