Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sweet Orange Salmon

We eat tons of fish and seafood in our home. I mean we should own stock in a fishery somewhere! We eat so much salmon I am always scouting and trying new recipes. I love lemon on seafood but never thought to add any other type of citrus.
Baybey! This right here…is banging! What’s so gangsta about it is that it literally took less then 20 minutes to prep AND cook! I love easy but top that with delicious and it’s on and poppin! Trust this will be a repeat! Contrary to the title it is not that sweet and there is only a hint of orange. To me it had the perfect combo of sweet and smokey and citrus. Another reason this will remain in the arsenal, you only need non-stick cooking spray to cook it with!

I posted the recipe as it is on the website/in the cookbook. My changes are as follows:
  • I used a quarter of a filet (a half of a half)
  • I used the entire zest of a small orange
  • I only rubbed the mixture on one side of the fish
  • I used an oven proof grill pan
  • I squeezed fresh orange juice all over the fish after cooking

 Sweet Orange Salmon
Adapted from Cooking Light at

What You Need:
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray

What To Do:
  • Preheat broiler
  • Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl
  • Rub spice mixture over both sides of salmon fillets
  • Place salmon on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray
  • Broil for 8 minutes or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork