Sesame-Crusted Salmon Stack

This is a dish that ticks all the boxes; fresh, flavourful and it looks great on the plate, making it ideal for entertaining or a special occasion.



Serves 4

Cooking time

60 mins


  • 2 truss tomatoes
  • 400 g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 500 g potatoes
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Salt
  • Pak Choy
  • 4 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 kg salmon fillet, divided
  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • Parsley, for garnish


Preheat oven to 180C.

Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

Cut tomatoes into a small dice. Drain and rinse beans and add to a bowl with the tomatoes. Season with a little black pepper and set aside.

Peel potatoes, roughly chop and add to a pot of salted water. Bring to the boil and cook until the potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile prepare salmon by using a round shape such as a cookie cutter or a mug to cut out 8 rounds of salmon.

Add black and white sesame seeds to a shallow dish and mix together. Spray the salmon with cooking spray and place on its side into the sesame seeds. Use a rolling motion to cover the outside edge of the salmon with sesame seeds, pressing if needed to make the sesame seeds stick.

Arrange salmon rounds on lined baking tray and cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until cooked to your liking.

When potatoes are cooked drain and return to the pot with butter and a generous pinch of salt. Mash potato so that it is smooth but still holds its shape.

While salmon is cooking prepare pak choy by slicing off the end and separating the leaves. Add to a pot of simmering water and cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender and wilted. Remove from heat and drain.

To assemble, lay one salmon round on a plate. Use a spoon to scoop out approximately 2 tablespoons of mashed potato and shape it into a rough circle about the same size as the salmon round. Lay potato on top of salmon and then add another piece of salmon on top.

Arrange pak choy around the base of the stack and top with the bean and tomato mixture. Drizzle with a little olive oil, garnish with parsley and serve.

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