Skillet Salmon With Valencia Orange Glaze

June 15, 2021
1 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland. Prop Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth. Food Stylist: Samantha Seneviratne.
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 1 to 2
Author Notes

Our favorite weeknight dinners are all about simple and fresh ingredients, and this is one meal in particular that the whole family looks forward to. The recipe is bright and flavorful, and if you have kids like I do, it’s an easy cleanup.

To make this dish, start with a citrusy glaze made with fresh California Valencia oranges, honey, coconut aminos to balance the sweetness, some avocado oil, and a dash of garlic powder. Coat the salmon with the glaze, then sear it in a skillet and finish in the oven with a quick bake. It’s ready in 30 minutes, which is perfect for hungry kids that don’t wanna wait too long. This salmon goes well with anything from roasted seasonal veggies (bell peppers, zucchini, or sweet potatoes) to fluffy white rice, while the glaze can go on any other protein or veggie mix. —jeannette ogden

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with California Citrus Growers. —The Editors

What You'll Need
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Skillet Salmon With Valencia Orange Glaze
  • 1 California Valencia orange, zested and juiced (plus extra slices for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pound wild salmon (about 2 to 3 fillets)
  1. Preheat the oven to 430°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the orange zest and juice, honey, coconut aminos, 1 tablespoon avocado oil, garlic powder, and salt, and stir to combine.
  3. Using a baking dish or zip-top bag, combine the salmon with the orange and honey glaze.
  4. Set a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Pan-sear the salmon fillets for about 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked to your preferred doneness. While the salmon bakes, cut thin slices of Valencia oranges for garnishing.
  6. Remove the salmon from the oven and serve with the Valencia orange slices on top.

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hi, my name is jeannette ogden and i’m the founder of shutthekaleup. i started this project in january of 2015, not knowing what it would become. today, i’m proud of what shutthekaleup stands for and what it means to so many. my goal was, and still is, to create organic content through authenticity for my community.

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Leslie August 13, 2021
Wow, this is an incredible recipe! I used arctic char because that's what looked good at the market. It was delicious and everyone raved about it.