Seared Salmon with Herb Salad

with FŪMI Moshio Sea Salt





Moshio, often referred to as "seaweed salt," is one of Japan's ancient sea salts. Made from sun-dried seaweed and sea salt, it offers a subtle umami flavor and a hint of the ocean. This Moshio Seared Salmon recipe uses FŪMI Moshio Sea Salt to highlight the natural flavors of the salmon and is paired with a refreshing citrus herb salad to balance the dish.


For the Salmon:

  • 4 salmon fillets (skin-on)
  • 1-2 teaspoons FŪMI Moshio Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Citrus Herb Salad:

  • 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and segmented
  • 2 cups mixed herbs (mint, basil, cilantro, parsley), roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • Pinch of FŪMI Moshio Sea Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the Salmon: Pat the salmon fillets dry using paper towels. Sprinkle the skin side with a pinch of the FŪMI Moshio Sea Salt and black pepper.
  2. Seared Salmon: In a non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the salmon fillets skin-side down. Cook for about 4-5 minutes without moving, allowing the skin to get crispy. Flip and cook the other side for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your preferred doneness. Once cooked, sprinkle the top with a pinch more of FŪMI Moshio Sea Salt.
  3. Prepare the Citrus Herb Salad: In a mixing bowl, combine the orange and grapefruit segments with the chopped herbs. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, honey, lemon/lime juice, FŪMI Moshio Sea Salt, and black pepper. Pour this dressing over the citrus and herbs and gently toss to combine.
  4. Serve: Plate the seared salmon fillets and spoon a generous portion of the citrus herb salad alongside each fillet.


  • Moshio's unique flavor profile, combining the umami taste from seaweed and the sharpness of sea salt, accentuates the salmon's natural flavors. It provides an earthy, oceanic touch that pairs beautifully with the fish.
  • The citrus herb salad, with its fresh and tangy flavors, acts as a palate cleanser, ensuring each bite of salmon seasoned with Moshio is as delightful as the first.

Enjoy this wholesome meal that brings together the deep flavors of the ocean with the zest and vigor of citrusy freshness.