Super simple and super delicious baked salmon recipe. Delightful combination of sweet and salty flavors in this easy Orange Salmon that is made with only 4 ingredients.
It’s been getting harder and harder to bring you new recipes lately. Little miss is being super possessive of mommy and won’t let me leave her side.
She actually has an “acceptable radius” for me to walk away from her, but it’s only 5 feet. No joke, if she sees me walking away, she waits exactly five feet before she starts screaming.
Eye contact needs to be maintained with her as well. So if I have her sitting in her high chair with me in the kitchen, she wants me to look at her the whole time.
I look away, it’s “aaaah” and “hiiii” until I look back. When I look at her, it’s all smiles and happiness. I look away, it’s growling for attention. She is quite demanding for her mommy time. She won’t even let me put her in her jumper, where daddy gets to put her in the jumper and walk away more than 3 feet anytime he wants.
As much as I love this mommy love, I do need to go to the bathroom once in a while. She screams the whole time until I get back.
So needless to say, I cook only during nap times. At that time, it’s like a game show where the time allotted for cooking is not known to the contestant. All I know is that I have somewhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to cook and take pictures.
I got this absolutely gorgeous piece of salmon last week and I could not wait to make it. I decided to go as simply route as possible because, like I mentioned, I did not know the time I had to make it. (Turns out, I was allotted 40 minutes, which was enough to cook but barely enough to take pictures.)
This recipe is as simple as mixing the sauce ingredients in a bowl and then baking salmon with it. Easy-peasy and oh-so-tasty!
I did try something new with this recipe. The seafood lady at the store recommended that I tried baking salmon skin up for about 5-7 minutes first and then flipping it and baking it skin down the rest of the way. That’s exactly what I did.
What it does is help the oils and juices run into the salmon meat rather than off onto the baking sheet. It infuses salmon meat with more flavor. To make this experiment a little more conclusive, I will try making it again without the sauce but just some salt and pepper. That way, I will taste only the salmon and not the sauce.
There is no denial though, salmon was tender, and juicy, and very flavorful.
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4 Ingredient Orange Salmon
- 1 lb salmon skin on
- 1 orange ZEST and JUICE
- 1 orange JUICE
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp honey
- Preheat the oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, folding up the edges to keep keep sauce in.
- Combine juice from 2 oranges, zest from 1 orange, soy sauce, and honey in a bowl. Whisk well.
- Pour a few spoonfuls of sauce on the prepared baking pan. Place salmon skin up and pour remaining sauce over it.
- Bake for about 7 minutes and carefully flip salmon skin down. Spoon some sauce over the top of the salmon.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until salmon is done. Bake time will depend on the size and thickness of salmon filet.
- Enjoy salmon over rice or quinoa.