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These Baked Sesame Salmon + Seared Bok Choy Bowls are PACKED with flavor and spice up your usual salmon dinner. And if you do not normally cook salmon at home, these Baked Sesame Salmon + Seared Bok Choy Bowls are a simple, flavorful dinner to start to introduce salmon into your weekly meals.

Baked Sesame Salmon + Seared Bok Choy Bowls

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • For the Salmon:
    • 2 (6-8oz.) Salmon Filets
    • 2 (about 12 inches) sheets of foil
    • 2 tbsp. olive oil
    • 1/4 tsp. sesame oil
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1/2 tsp. minced ginger
    • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp. sriracha (optional)
    • Toasted Sesame Seeds, for topping
  • For the Bok Choy:
    • 1-2 heads of baby bok choy, cut in half lengthwise (depending on their size.  Mine were a little larger than normal this time so I just did one).
    • 2 tbsp. olive oil
    • 2 tbsp. soy sauce


1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Lay 1 sheet of foil on a cooking sheet.  Place salmon filets on top.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together: the olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sriracha.  Spoon mixture over the salmon filets.IMG_7618

4. Place the other sheet of foil over the salmon.  Fold up the sides of the foil to make a little packet.


5. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.

6. Meanwhile, when there is about 10 minutes of cooking time left for the salmon– heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil over medium-high heat.  Sear the bok choy, face side down, for about 4 minutes and have a slight char on them.  Flip and do the same to the other side, about 3-4 more minutes.  Right before removing from the skillet, drizzle with soy sauce and let cook for 1 more minute.


7. Serve the salmon and bok choy together, sprinkle both with toasted sesame seeds and drizzle with sriracha to taste.  I served mine with vermicelli noodles but also goes great with quinoa, rice, or cauliflower rice.

Baked Sesame Salmon + Seared Bok Choy Bowls

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  1. This was such a delicious recipe! The only changes I made was drizzling soy sauce AND sesame oil on the bok choy at the end, and I mixed up a quick sriracha mayo to drizzle on everything instead of straight sriracha. Totally delicious on a bed of rice noodles and so easy to cook, I’ll make this again for sure!