Easy prep and big impact with this orange glazed salmon recipe! The marinade is very simple and using wild salmon gives you a dose of healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Yay!
Looking for easy, week night dinner recipes? This is one of my favorites. The marinade can be prepared in advance, or right when you are ready to cook your salmon. Use half as the marinade, and then save half to pour over your cooked salmon for extra flavor.
This dish can be prepared two ways. Either cook entirely in the oven or cook for several minutes in a skillet and then transfer to the oven to finish cooking. For this demonstration, I have started the salmon in a skillet, skin side up, for about 5 minutes. This slightly browns the salmon. Then I place the salmon pieces in a baking dish and pour half the glaze over top, and into the oven for about 15-20 minutes until cooked and the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
To cook the salmon entirely in the oven, just place the salmon pieces in the baking pan, pour half the marinade/glaze over the top and bake for about 20-25 minutes until done. Overall cooking time may vary slightly depending on the thickness of your fish.
Veggies and a garden fresh salad go well with this dish. Another idea would be the parsnip fries recipe I just posted. Delish!
- pound One wild salmon cut into several serving size pieces
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice about two medium sized oranges
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- teaspoon salt and pepper about 1/4 of each
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Coat a glass baking pan (I used an 8 x 8) with cooking spray (I used coconut oil).
Place orange juice, maple syrup, vinegar, ginger and salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
Place one tablespoon olive oil in skillet and place salmon pieces, skin side up in skillet, on medium heat. Cook for about 4 minutes until slightly browned.
Place salmon pieces skin side down in glass baking dish. Pour half the orange/ginger glaze over the salmon and bake in oven for about 20 minutes, until salmon is cooked through and easily flaked with fork.
Plate and serve, pouring remaining glazed over the salmon pieces.
Notes: Overall cooking time may vary slightly depending of the thickness of your fish.
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