Sesame Crusted Grilled Salmon with Chili Minted Cucumbers

A flavorful combination of crust and cucumber in this salmon dish.

Servings: 4

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  • 4 small cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 2 red Thai chilies, thinly sliced (could use1 small jalapeno minced)
  • 2 large handfuls fresh mint
  • 2 cups rice wine vinegar
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 4 6oz salmon fillets
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp sesame seeds (black or white)


  1. Combine the cucumbers, chilies and mint in a bowl. 
  2. Pour in vinegar and sprinkle with sugar, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. 
  3. Toss well and let stand at room temperature.
  4. Coat the salmon with olive oil and season both sides with kosher salt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the top of the salmon with the sesame seeds.
  6. Grill over high heat for 3-4 minutes each side or just til cooked through.
  7. Serve the salmon on a bed of the chili minted cucumbers.