Moink in the Wild: Easiest Baked Salmon with Lemon Tahini Sauce

We were happy to partner with Miss Allie’s Kitchen for the delicious, Easiest Baked Salmon with Lemon Tahini Sauce recipe!

The Easiest Baked Salmon is roasted whole on a sheet pan and topped with a quick lemon tahini sauce that’s nutty, fresh, and perfect for fish.

Easiest Baked Salmon

I am FINALLY posting this recipe! I’ve been making this for about 6 months, and it’s one of those recipes that is SO darn simple to make, I almost debated posting it, but then I thought – we ALL need more simplicity in our lives. So, here it is.

Speaking of simplicity and ease, I didn’t even have to leave my house to make this. I’ve been using Moink, a farmer-owned and operated company that ships really amazing quality ethical meat and fish right to my door.

Easiest Baked Salmon

So, that GORGEOUS piece of fish you see there – it’s straight from the crystal clear waters of Bristol Bay Alaska to me.

Easiest Baked Salmon

Last year, Jared and I really got serious about the type of meats we buy. Since he harvests a lot for us, it’s important for us to consume ethically sourced proteins when we’re not eating wild game. Ideally, we’d eat the game he humanely provides us with and supplement with Moink, because it’s all grass fed, pasture raised and wild caught. I’d really love to cut down on the amount of meat we buy in the store, and I hope to garden this summer so we can provide a lot of our own produce, too! Spoiler alert – 2019 goal is to be less dependent on commercial grocery stores!

Easiest Baked Salmon

You guys HAVE TO try Moink out for yourselves. This time, I went with the beef, chicken and salmon box, but you can make swaps to each item so you get exactly the combination of meats you want.. I’m still blown away by the quality and amount of meat you get for the price (13-16 lbs of meat per box, working out to about $4.50 per serving), and if you sign up here with this link by January 24th, you’ll get free bacon with every order…for the rest of your life. Like, what??

Easiest Baked Salmon

All you need to do to make this is preheat the oven, liberally season your salmon with salt and pepper, bake and while it’s in the oven, mix up the tahini sauce. Just drizzle it on, or serve it on the side – it’s delicious. You don’t have to use a piece of salmon this big – I do it with smaller fillets all the time. But, if you order from Moink, you can get a big piece like this and serve it when you have guests over. OR, save it for lunches like J and I do.

Easiest Baked Salmon

This bad boy is Whole30 and paleo compliant, so it’s the perfect thing to make if you’re doing a January Whole30!

Easiest Baked Salmon with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Total Time: 30 min
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Moink salmon fillet (or salmon fillets)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp salt, divided
  • 1.5 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp – 1/4 cup water (this will depend on the consistency of your tahini, which differs by brand & batch)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place the salmon fillet on a sheet pan and drizzle on olive oil, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and 1 teaspoon of the pepper.
  3. Place in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the salmon flakes apart easily in the middle.
  4. In the meantime, mix together the tahini, lemon juice, garlic powder, remaining salt, remaining pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the water. Gradually add more water, if needed, until you reach your desired consistency. I like my sauce runny enough to drizzle, but thick enough that it sticks to what I dip it in.
  5. When the salmon is done, drizzle on the tahini sauce, or serve it on the side and dig in!

We can’t wait to see what sorts of recipes you make with your Moink Box! Be sure to tag us @moinkbox or #GetMoinked so we can see your yummy creations. Enjoy!

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