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Orange glazed salmon It is a citrus recipe for sweet salmon that I guarantee you will have on repeat. With just a handful of ingredients including salmon, orange juice, garlic, honey, tamari, and thyme, it's also incredibly easy to make (takes less than 30 minutes!).
What to serve with salmon? I recommend my steamed broccoli, Bok Choy, garlic sauteed Swiss chard, and truffle and parmesan sauteed zucchini.
I am a big lover of salmon and I try to eat it several times a week (to absorb all the health benefits listed below). But I also like variety. So to keep things interesting, I'm always experimenting with new marinades and sauces.
My Scallops with Citrus Ginger Sauce has been a favorite with readers. So, I decided to make a sweet orange frosting to drizzle over this salmon. The result? Oh my word. Incredibly delicious! And you'll also want to drizzle the sauce on all your side dishes.
How to Make Orange Glazed Salmon
From start to finish, this recipe can be on your plate in under 30 minutes (though it looks like you slaved it). This is how you do it:
Browning the salmon
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Heat a couple of tablespoons of avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the salmon for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Create the thickener for the sauce
To make the orange frosting, you need to create a arrowroot suspension. To do this, stir 1/2 teaspoon of arrowroot powder with 1 teaspoon of water and set it aside.
Make the orange frosting
Once the salmon is cooked, remove it to a plate. Lower the heat, add the minced garlic to the pan and sauté for 30 seconds. Then add the orange juice, honey, tamari, thyme, and arrowroot suspension and mix for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Drizzle the orange glaze over the salmon
Add the salmon back to the pan and drizzle the sauce over the entire salmon before serving with the delicious accompaniments mentioned above.
Salmon health benefits
- Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are excellent for eye health, heart disease, and for reducing inflammation in the body. Read more about the anti-inflammatory properties of salmon in my 8 anti-inflammatory foods than I eat every week.
- Salmon is a great source of potassium. This fish actually has more potassium than the banana of the same size. Potassium is important in controlling blood pressure, which in turn can reduce your risk of having a stroke.
- Salmon gets its red pigmentation from astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant. In combination with Omega-3 fatty acid, Astaxanthin is believed to protect the nervous system and brain from inflammation.
More salmon recipes to enjoy
Glazed Orange Salmon
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Orange Glazed Salmon is a sweet and healthy citrus salmon recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. The perfect midweek meal!
- 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
- 4 6 oz salmon fillets (Alaska Sockeye or Coho)
- 1 orange, in juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of tamari
- 1 teaspoon thyme, finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot flour
- 1 teaspoon of water
Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel, then season with salt and pepper.
Heat the avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon and cook 3-4 minutes on each side.
While the salmon is cooking, prepare a arrowroot suspension by stirring the arrowroot powder and water. Set aside.
Once the salmon is cooked, transfer it to a plate.
Lower the heat to medium-low and sauté the minced garlic in the pan for 30 seconds. Add the orange juice, honey, tamari, thyme, and arrowroot slurry. Whisk ingredients together for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Add the salmon back to the pan and pour the glaze over the salmon before serving.
- I recommend using a seasoned cast iron skillet to ensure the salmon doesn't stick to the pan.
- The enamel will continue to thicken on its own during the cooling process.
Calories: 360kcal, Carbs: 13g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 17g, Saturated fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 578mg, Potassium: 911mg, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 18.2mg, Calcium: 36 mg, iron: 1.6 mg