Tasty Tuesday: Orange Salmon

Tasty TuesdayFor whatever reason, salmon does not like to have me cooking it. It always turns out dry and kind of tasteless. But this past Sunday, my grandparents were coming to lunch, and I invited my in-laws over to join us, and I needed something that would cook quickly. Experimental cooking on company? Why not? And who needs a recipe? Bah.

Sometimes I luck out. This turned out wonderfully well, and next time I have every intention of making tartar sauce to go with it (not because it especially needs it, but because I love tartar sauce.)

Orange Salmon (yes, I know salmon is naturally orange. I mean like the fruit, not the color.)

Rinse the salmon steak(s) and lay it out on foil. Shape the foil into enough of a bowl that it will hold liquid.

Douse the salmon well with lemon and/or orange juice (not from concentrate).

Season with garlic salt and pepper.

Layer thin slices of orange, onion and butter across the top of the fish and refrigerate for several hours.

Remove fish from refrigerator and pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Drizzle olive oil up and down the length of the salmon and bake for 10-15 minutes or until done.


  1. Wow -- what an original recipe! I've about had it with tuna fish sandwiches for Fridays. Next time salmon goes on sale, I'm trying this!

    (By the way, Ben keeps making fun of me because I keep referring to the 4-cousins visit as, "When Jenna and the others came." I just really like you!)

  2. I had such a great time with you too! I keep telling people what a great time we had at your house. Lou and I totally came home scheming about ways to get over the mountains more often; we'll definitely have to find a way... :)

    I hope you like the salmon!

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  4. This is Bob Lou's friend from college. I tried your Orange /lemon Salmon recipe on the Grill. I squeezed some lemons and oranges on to the salmon rubbed in some garlic powder a bit of salt and pepper put some butter and the thin sliced oranges on top!! Wrapped it in a leek proof tin foil boat and slapped it on the grill. It was on of the hits of my golden 30th B-day BBQ BasH!!!! Thanks!

  5. Happy Birthday, Bob! I'm so glad the salmon recipe worked well for you. :)

    Lou and I are really looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks!


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