We’ve talked about the wonders of salmon before: It is arguably the best sea meat out there, full of those vital Omega 3s as well as Omega 6s, and provides high quality protein… All while being marvelously low in carbs. There really are too many reasons to eat salmon. But the honest truth is that we love salmon because it tastes delicious.

Today, we want to present to you one of the simplest yet most exquisite ways to serve salmon. If you know anything about Japanese food, it often turns to little condiments and still manages to create great flavor. This is, in short, what we’re gonna do with this recipe: Keeping it simple, we’ll make a dish that feels so much more complex than it actually is.

Let’s cook some fish!

Japanese style grilled salmon


  • 4 salmon steaks, halved
  • Sesame seeds
  • Low sodium soy sauce - the best kind you can find
  • Green onion
  • Ciboulette
  • Coarse sea salt

How to make:

  • First, get yourself about 100 grams of sesame seeds and 5 grams sea salt.
  • Grind them down using a mortar or, if not, use a blunt object to grind them down as much as possible. Set aside for later.
  • Grill each salmon steak separately until they start turning golden brown. Once done, halve them by cutting through the bone in the middle.
  • Serve in a deep dish. Place each half on top of its respective other half.
  • Pour soy sauce very generously. The salmon should be covered about ⅓ in soy sauce.
  • Season with ground sesame seeds and salt; Take special care that each piece gets a fair share of this condiment.
  • Chop ciboulette and green onion. Sprinkle on top of salmon.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and, once again, add some salt if desired.

As for something to go with this dish, it is traditionally accompanied with plain white rice; You can try making some broccoli or cauliflower rice, which is more or less the same. Add soy sauce, sesame, and bonito flakes and you’ll have a keto kind of traditional dish.

If you like asian recipes, try our keto ramen recipe and, if you’re looking for a light meal, you can make a salad to go along with your salmon.