Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Servings: 4
If you are searching for another quick, easy, and healthy dinner idea, then you have to try this sweet and spicy orange salmon. It’s a very simple dish that is big with flavor. Serve this salmon with a simple side salad on the side or with rice or mashed potatoes.
1 teaspoon sesame oil
juice from one orange about 1/4 c.
1/4 c. reduced-sodium soy sauce
zest from one orange
1/4 c. honey
salmon fillet between 1 1/2-2 pounds total
3 tablespoons sriracha more or less to taste
How to make Sweet and Spicy Orange Salmon
Step 1: In a bowl, place the orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and sriracha. Mix well until blended. Set aside 1/4 c of the sauce in another bowl for glazing.
Step 2: To a shallow dish or plastic bag, add the remaining sauce along with the salmon. Marinate the salmon for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Step 3: In the meantime, prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees F. Make sure to place the oven rack in the middle position near the top.
Step 4: Using foil, line a baking sheet and grease with cooking spray.
Step 5: On the prepared sheet, transfer the salmon, skin-side down. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush the salmon with the reserved 1/4 cup of the sauce. Adjust the oven to 425 degrees F and return the sheet to the upper oven rack. Broil the salmon for approximately 2 minutes or until the edges of the salmon start to crisp and brown.
If desired, you can divide the reserved 1/4 cup of the sauce into two bowls (one bowl for brushing the salmon before broiling and the other half for drizzling). Adjust the cooking time if using thinner salmon fillets.
You can keep any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Amount Per Serving (1 gram), Calories 83, Calories from Fat 9, Fat 1g2%, Saturated Fat 1g6%, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Sodium 790mg34%, Potassium 54mg2%, Carbohydrates 19g6%, Fiber 1g4%, Sugar 18g20%, Protein 1g2%, Vitamin A 16IU0%, Vitamin C 7mg8%, Calcium 5mg1%, Iron 1mg6%