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!
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
1/2 to 1/8 tsp hot red chili powder (depending on your heat preference)
1/4 tsp granulated garlic powder
Fresh ground black pepper, 6 pepper mill turns
For serving: 2 lemon wedges, 2 orange wedges & 2 servings of my Creamy Dill Sauce (see recipe in Sauces & Gravies category)
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.
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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24 thoughts on “Citrusy Salmon with a Kick”
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.
I’m glad you’re going to try it Anindya… enjoy!
This zesty sauce sounds so delicious. I’m interested in learning how it pairs with the salmon. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!
Hope you enjoy it Deborah!
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!
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!
Salmon is my favorite fish. Citrus goes so well with seafood. This looks stunning and tasty.
Thanks LaRena… glad you think so!
Luckily, I bought salmon fillets yesterday. Today I can try this lovely recipe.
Hope you love it as much as we do at our house!
I really want to try the version with cedar plank!! Yumm:)) Love citrusy salmon!! Delicious recipe!!
Oh yeah, the cedar plank makes the recipe divine!
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!
Oh good, I hope you love it as much as I do!
I love this salmon recipe – thanks!
You’re welcome Angela, hope you’ll try it!
Ooh this sounds so good. Can’t wait to try it.
Glad you think so Relle!
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.
Oh Madi… since you’re a salmon lover, just wait till you cook it on a cedar plank. You’ll think you’ve died & gone to heaven!
Salmon is my favorite fish and this sounds delicious!
Salmon is my favorite too. Oh yes, I make this about once every 2 weeks… I’m totally hooked on it!
Hi Simone, this looks really nice. 🙂
Do you have like button on your posts?
Thanks so much for the compliment Keith! No, I don’t have a “Like” button (I don’t think lol)… is that for Facebook? Is there a plugin I need to explore?