May 23, 2010

Salmon in Citrus Sauce

Posted in Food, Health, Recipes tagged , , at 7:39 am by Liliana

Salmon in Citrus Sauce

Salmon in Citrus Sauce

This is a delicious and healthy dish and it takes only fifteen minutes to prepare.

Any time I am unsure of what to make for dinner, I run over to our local supermarket and buy some fresh fish. With some rice or couscous, fresh vegetables in season and a light salad, it is everyone’s favorite. Enjoy!


  • 1-1/2 lbs salmon fillets
  • 1/2 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 TBS + 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 TBS minced fresh parsley
  • salt and white pepper to taste


  1. Preheat broiler and place a stainless steel or cast iron skillet under broiler for about 10 minutes to get it very hot.
  2. Chop onions and garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their hidden health-promoting properties.
  3. While skillet is heating, place chopped onion, garlic, fennel seeds, 2 TBS lemon juice, and orange juice in a shallow, wide saucepan and cook on high heat for about 10-15 minutes to reduce to half the volume.
  4. Season salmon pieces with 2 tsp lemon juice, salt and pepper and place on hot pan from broiler. Return pan to broiler (approximately 5-7 inches from heat) and broil salmon for about 7 minutes depending on thickness (10 minutes per inch of thickness). Do not turn, as salmon is cooking on both sides at once.
  5. Remove salmon from pan, and place on platter. Season citrus sauce with salt and pepper and strain liquid over salmon. Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley.

Source: George Mateljan