Citrusy Salmon with a Kick
Citrusy Salmon with a Kick

Citrusy Salmon with a Kick

July 29, 2016

I've included 2 ways for you to cook this tasty salmon dish. One way is quick & easy, while the cedar plank version takes longer, but is well worth the effort!

Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups orange juice, no pulp, not from concentrate

1/2 organic lemon (zest & juice)

1/2 tsp zest from an organic orange

2 salmon fillets or steaks, 6 to 8 ounces each

1 Tblsp butter

1 Tblsp light brown sugar

1/2 to 1/8 tsp hot red chili powder (depending on your heat preference)

1/4 tsp granulated garlic powder

1/8 tsp kosher or sea salt

Fresh ground black pepper, 6 pepper mill turns

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)

For serving: 2 lemon wedges, 2 orange wedges & 2 servings of my Creamy Dill Sauce (see recipe in Sauces & Gravies category)

Directions

1 In a glass baking dish; mix orange juice, lemon juice, lemon zest & orange zest. Place salmon, skin side up, in mixture & marinate for 30 min to 1 hour at room temperature. Don't go longer than 1 hour as the acid in the juices will start to cook the salmon.

2 Preheat oven to 425°.

3 Melt butter & set aside.

4 In a small bowl; mix brown sugar, chili powder, salt & pepper creating a dry rub.

5 Line a small baking sheet with tin foil & grease with a little EVOO. Place marinated salmon, skin side down, on baking sheet.

6 Rub half the sugar/spice mixture all over the top & sides of each piece of salmon. Then spoon half the melted butter over each piece.

7 Bake, on middle oven rack, 10 to 12 minutes depending on thickness (for the Cedar Plank version see Tip# 2).

8 Serve each plate with a lemon wedge, an orange wedge (for squeezing over salmon) & Creamy Dill Sauce.

Citrusy Salmon with a Kick

Tips & Suggestions

1 Salmon is especially tasty if you cook it on a cedar plank. There are many types of cedar planks on the market & can be purchased in most cooking specialty stores. Mine is awesome because it's reusable! As of this writing in 2019, mine is 15 years old. It's made by a company called Chinook Cedar Planks (#ad) & can be purchased online from Amazon.com. Be sure to follow the directions for seasoning & maintaining it and it will last for many, many years.

2 When baking salmon on a cedar plank; follow all the directions that came with your plank, as to preparing it each time you use it. Reduce oven temp to 350° & baking time to 30 - 45 minutes, depending on the size & thickness of the salmon. Once you taste & smell the intoxicating aroma of the cedar planked salmon, you may never go back to cooking it any other way!










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Citrusy Salmon with a Kick by Foodie Home Chef is one of my Signature Recipes and is frequently on the menu at my house. This delicious salmon recipe can be cooked either on a foil lined sheet pan or directly on a cedar plank for the most heavenly smell & flavor! I've included directions for both cooking methods. Salmon Recipes | Sheet Pan Salmon | Cedar Plank Salmon | Sheet Pan Recipes | Cedar Plank Recipes | Seafood Recipes | Dinner Recipes | #foodiehomechef @foodiehomechef



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Citrusy Salmon with a Kick - This is one of my Signature Recipes & is on the menu frequently at my house. You can either coCitrusy Salmon with a Kick by Foodie Home Chef is one of my Signature Recipes and is frequently on the menu at my house. This delicious salmon recipe can be cooked either on a foil lined sheet pan or directly on a cedar plank for the most heavenly smell & flavor! I've included directions for both cooking methods. Salmon Recipes | Sheet Pan Salmon | Cedar Plank Salmon | Sheet Pan Recipes | Cedar Plank Recipes | Seafood Recipes | Dinner Recipes | #foodiehomechef @foodiehomechef




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24 thoughts on “Citrusy Salmon with a Kick

  1. Citrus flavours with Salmon go very well and lovely to see that you have paired both. Thanks for this blogpost and I will definitely try this at home.

  2. This zesty sauce sounds so delicious. I’m interested in learning how it pairs with the salmon. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

  3. This salmon looks delicious. I love the idea of marinating the fish in citrus juice. I’ve been wanting to buy a cedar plank for ages. Going to check out your link but in the meantime I think I’ll make this recipe as per your first version!

    1. Trust me Jacqui, you’re going to adore cooking on a cedar plank. Not only does it add an amazing flavor to foods (especially seafood) but the aroma it imparts in your kitchen is to die for!

  4. I love salmon and I love orange juice, but I never thought to combine the two. What an interesting combination; I will definitely be giving this a try soon!

  5. I love this recipe. I am always on the lookout for new Salmon recipes as my guy land my kids really like it:) this is going to be the next one I try. I never heard about cooking on Ceder plank, I will have to look around for that. it sounds interesting.

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