Today I’m excited to share one of my recent favorite dinners - sweet and spicy orange salmon. It's a healthy dinner idea that is quick and easy.
Juice from one orangeabout 1/4 cup
Zest from one orange
1/4cupreduced-sodium soy sauce
3tbspsrirachamore or less to taste
Salmon fillets, between 1 1/2 - 2 lbs total
Whisk together orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and sriracha in a bowl.
Reserve about 1/4 cup of the sauce in a separate bowl for glazing later on.
Add remaining sauce to a shallow dish (or a plastic bag) and place the salmon in it to marinate for about 20 minutes, flipping the salmon over halfway through.
As the salmon is marinating, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. You'll want a rack to be situated in the middle of the oven, as well as one near the top.
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with cooking spray.
Once the salmon has finished marinating, place the salmon on the prepared sheet, skin side down, and bake on the middle rack for about 18 minutes.
After 18 minutes, remove the sheet from the oven and brush the reserved 1/4 cup of sauce over the salmon fillets (see note).
Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F and place sheet on the upper oven rack.
Broil for about 2 minutes, or until the edges of the salmon begin to crisp and brown.
Sometimes I separate out the reserved 1/4 cup of sauce into two bowls - one for brushing on the salmon before it broils and one for drizzling over the finished dish. The salmon fillets I used were about 1 1/2" thick. If you have thinner fillets, you can reduce the cooking time accordingly. Typically you'll want to cook the fish for about 6 minutes per 1/2".Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Sweet and Spicy Orange Salmon
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 334Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1.7g11%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 50 + Best Easy Asian Recipes
Keyword: healthy, main dish, orange, salmon, seafood, spicy, sriracha