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Salmon Sesame Salad

Serves 6 as a main course

Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

su-Salmon Sesame Salad

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts
 1 1/2 pounds wild sockeye salmon fillets (1/2 in. thick)
  Kosher salt
 3 large oranges
  Vegetable oil for frying
 1 large egg
 12 won ton wrappers
 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
 3 qts. sliced (1/2 in. thick) napa cabbage (from 1 medium head)
 1/2 pound snow peas, trimmed and blanched
 8 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro, plus leaves for garnish
  Lemongrass Chile Dressing
 2 large avocados, cut lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices
Step 1

Cook salmon in a large pot of simmering salted water, covered, until just opaque, about 5 minutes. Lift out and let cool.

Step 2

Cut ends off oranges. Following the curve of the fruit, cut off peel, then cut segments free from membranes by slicing on either side of each membrane.

Step 3

Pour enough oil into a large pot to come 1/2 in. up sides. Heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360°. Whisk egg with 1 tbsp. water. Brush won tons with egg wash on both sides, then sprinkle generously with sesame seeds. Fry in small batches until golden and puffy. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt to taste.

Step 4

Toss cabbage, snow peas, oranges (no juice), green onions, and cilantro in a large bowl with two-thirds of dressing. Divide among plates. Remove skin from salmon and scrape off gray layer underneath. Break into 2-in. chunks and arrange, along with avocado slices, on greens. Drizzle both with remaining dressing. Scatter cilantro leaves on top and serve with won ton chips.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 706Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g71%

Saturated Fat 5.7g29%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 693mg29%
Total Carbohydrate 43g15%

Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Protein 35g70%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.