Sesame Crusted Fillet of Salmon


  • 2 lbs of salmon fillets, cut into 1/2 lb portions
  • 2 ripe papaya's
  • 1/4 cup white port wine
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 oz's of sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
This is a uniquely delicious way to serve fresh salmon.
  • Peel and remove seeds from papayas.
  • Reserve 1 papaya for garnish.
  • Coarsely chop 1 papaya and place in a sauce pan with white port and 1/2 bunch of basil.
  • Simmer until port has almost evaporated.
  • Add heavy cream and reduce by 1/3.
  • Puree sauce in food processor or blender.
  • Strain and season with salt and set aside.
  • Season salmon fillets with pepper and dredge in sesame seeds.
  • Saute salmon in olive oil until browned on both sides. Use medium heat and take care not to burn the sesame seeds.
  • Transfer to a baking dish and cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. Do not overcook.
  • Quarter the reserved papaya and slice each quarter into a fan.
  • Divide sauce among dinner plates.
  • Top each with a salmon fillet and garnish with papaya and sprigs of basil.


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