Orange Roasted Salmon

“I like to make this for company since you can get it ready ahead of time up until the final baking step. It looks both pretty and impressive, and the orange flavor is more subtle than you'd expect. This recipe originally came from Spice Islands, but I adapted it since I didn't have the spice blend they called for. This is a healthy and elegant meal (not to mention delicious) when served with a leafy salad, brown rice, and asparagus.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Mix the lemon pepper, garlic, and parsley in a small dish.
  3. Place the slices of ONE orange in a single layer in a 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish.
  4. Place onion slices on top.
  5. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle 1/2 of the herb mixture over all.
  6. Roast the orange and onion mixture in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until the onions look browned and tender.
  7. Remove dish from oven.
  8. Increase the oven temperature to 450F.
  9. Push the onion and orange slices to the sides of the dish.
  10. Place the salmon in the center of the dish and sprinkle with the remaining herb mixture.
  11. Spoon orange and onion slices back on top of the salmon.
  12. Whisk the orange juice, lemon juice, and honey together in a small bowl.
  13. Pour over the salmon.
  14. Roast for about 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque in the center.
  15. Discard the cooked oranges.
  16. Serve the salmon with roasted onions on the side, and garnished with the remaining (uncooked) orange slices.

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