Slow Cooker Sesame Salmon
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours in slow cooker
The glaze on this salmon is delightful and it melts in your mouth after slow cooking!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) salmon fillet
  • 3 - Tbsp honey
  • 2 - Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 - Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 - tsp cayenne pepper
  • Garnish: - sesame seeds and green onions**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
  • 1 - piece(s) of parchment paper**
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cut salmon into individual portions. Place the parchment paper into the base of the slow cooker and add the salmon fillets onto the parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, ground ginger and cayenne pepper. Pour over the salmon, like a glaze.
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 1 to 2 hours, or until salmon is cooked through. Check after 1 hour and continue slow cooking until finished cooking through. When serving, garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
  4. Cook the rice, as directed.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Sesame Salmon with rice and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 1 lb. salmon fillet into individual portions.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 6 Tbsp honey, 4 Tbsp soy sauce, 2 Tbsp sesame oil, 2 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp ground ginger and 1 tsp cayenne pepper.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half the individual portion salmon fillets
  • Half of the prepared marinade-glaze

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a parchment lined slow cooker and cooking on low for 2 hours.

Special notes

Ask the seafood counter to cut the salmon fillet into individual 4 oz. portions for you with their fancy filleting knife. To bake, cook at 400 F for 20 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Sesame Salmon

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely, place salmon and sauce into parchment paper lined slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 2 hours. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
Serve with rice and veggies.