While I generally like my salmon with something savory like mustard or dill, I decided to change it up with this sweet orange balsamic glaze. It was a nice sweet and tangy change up for our favorite weeknight meal. Also, you may notice this salmon is quite pink-looking. Did you know that farm raised salmon only offers a small fraction of the health benefits that you read about salmon all over the place? Magazines, websites, TV shows, etc - all shove it down your throat that we should be eating more salmon, but no one mentions that it really needs to be wild-caught. I feel like I've been scammed.
So, this is wild-caught. Much pinker and twice as expensive as the farm raised. It really didn't taste any different or better, so I may pretend I didn't read that article.
- 2 salmon fillets
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons balsamic
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Olive oil
- 1 orange
- Olive oil and balsamic
Preheat the oven to 400. Drizzle the salmon with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place each salmon on it's own piece of aluminum foil. Mix the orange juice, balsamic, and honey in a bowl. Pour the mixture over both the salmons. Place a slice of orange on each piece, then wrap tightly in foil. Bake for 10 minutes, then open the foil, remove the orange, and broil for about 5 more minutes (less for a smaller piece of salmon). Make a simple orange relish by cutting up an orange into small chunks, and mixing with 1 tsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. balsamic, and several sprigs of fresh mint. Serve over the salmon.
Labels: Fish, I'm Feeling Healthy