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Spicy Orange Salmon

By May 15, 2020August 7th, 2020Dinner, Lunch, Pescatarian, Recipes


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5 from 1 vote

Spicy Orange Salmon


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 4 5 or 6-oz wild caught salmon fillets
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 green onions finely sliced
  • Sweet + Spicy Orange Sauce:
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 small sweet onion finely chopped or grated
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup cup no sugar added orange marmalade
  • 2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
  • 1 red chili seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsps gluten-free flour or Arrowroot powder
  • Optional: cooked brown rice chopped cucumbers drizzled with apple cider vinegar, sea salt & white pepper


  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add in all of your orange sauce ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat until sauce is slightly reduced and thickened a bit, stirring here and there.
  • Next, using an immersion blender, very carefully puree this sauce until smooth, then cover with lid and set aside.
  • Season your salmon fillets with sea salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet and once hot add in the salmon. Sear until beautifully golden brown about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Drizzle in your sauce over and continue to cook until hot and bubbly, about 3-4 minutes more.
  • Once your fish is cooked and flakes easily with a fork, remove from heat and garnish with green onions.
  • Serve with cooked brown rice and chopped cucumbers if desired.
  • This entire meal makes for a great meal prep idea! Simply store in sealed glass containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.


  • Melita says:

    5 stars
    Seriously, I had to stop myself from eating just the sauce. It is SO flavorful! Just explodes in your mouth! YUMMY!!!!

  • PJ says:

    LOVE this! Dearheart though – a southerner that eats salmon!?? SO many good fish in the gulf to use too!! Pompano, Redfish, snapper, grouper, mackerel, cobia, snook, scamp, tuna…
    please consider adding recipes under your piscatorial category. THANKS!

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