There are two types of people. The first type of people know what to do with a grocery when they buy it. Another type of person buys groceries without first thinking about it. And then the action starts – google. Let’s say you took a piece of salmon for yourself and your partner and let’s say you’re this second kind of person. You hurriedly ran for the recipe, and everything seems too crazy for you, and you’re not even sure how it would turn out? We know that feeling. Sometimes it’s all either too much or too little, but you’re reading a perfectly-balanced recipe. Enjoy.
There are so many combinations of dishes with salmon, that sometimes it is simply difficult to choose the right one. Sometimes they would put sweet with sour, sometimes maybe spicy, and have you ever considered putting citrus?
Citrus, or lemons, oranges, grapefruit, etc. are very appreciative foods that are very often welcomed in gastronomy, especially lemons and oranges. Their juice is used to prepare sauces, to add flair to meat or other dishes. As a sugar at the end (literally), these fruits can also be used in the preparation of various cakes, pancakes and similar deserts.
Citrus includes sweet and bitter oranges, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, etc. All of these fruits are known for their acidity which sometimes gives the final kick to a dish that is usually boring. In addition, oranges are rich in vitamin C which protects us from colds. They are rich in fiber, which regulates our digestion, minerals and the already mentioned vitamins. Imagine such a sweet and sour taste on a rather tasteless salmon, with a little spice. Oven-baked salmon with oranges sounds good? Come on, let’s go.
Main ingredients needed for the preparation of Oven-baked salmon with oranges and the preparation itself (2 persons)
- 2 larger pieces of salmon (if you have whole salmon, you need to clean it and cut it into rolls)
- 1 and a half oranges
- 1 and a half teaspoons of honey
- A handful of parsley
- 1 clove of garlic
- A bit of salt
- A little pepper
- Olive oil
The method of preparation Oven-baked salmon with oranges is very simple, and you will use very simple preparation tools.
The salmon needs to be taken out of the chest into the refrigerator to thaw completely and independently. When the salmon which needed to prepare Oven-baked salmon with oranges has thawed, make a light marinade of salt and pepper with a thin layer of honey. Massage the light marinade into the meat with your fingers and drip a few drops of olive oil to make sure everything is in place. One orange needs to be washed and sliced into rings to keep all the good preserved in it.
You will turn the remaining half of orange, a little honey, parsley and garlic into a wonderful sauce. Pour the juice of half an orange on a heated pan, put remaining half a teaspoon of honey, a little finely chopped parsley and chopped garlic. Be sure to cut the garlic into strips to give it the taste we want.
After the part where you have completely processed the salmon and the accompanying ingredients, baking in the oven follows!
Baking salmon in an oven covered in foil and serving with side dish
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Place the salmon marinated in salt, pepper, honey and olive oil in a baking tray covered with baking paper. On top of the salmon put sliced oranges. Cover the salmon and oranges with aluminum foil completely. You will bake it for about 20 minutes before removing the foil from the salmon. When about 20 minutes have passed and you have removed the foil, preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius, you can do more if you want a slightly crispier crust. When the crust (salmon skin) is as crispy as you like it, your Oven-baked salmon with oranges is done! Take that salmon beauty to a surface outside the oven and pour over the briefly chilled orange, honey, parsley and garlic sauce. You’ll hear the sauce sizzling on the crust, and then you definitely know the dish is done. This wonderful food deserves a side dish that can be of your choice. What we recommend is definitely asparagus fried in a little butter in a heated pan, with a little salt and pepper. Asparagus is always a great choice because it is full of nutrients and their taste will not completely overpower oven-baked salmon with oranges. In addition to asparagus, there is always pasta in white cream sauce that will completely stabilize the flavors. Another great side dish would be vegetables pre-cooked on a heated pan with one onion. Vegetables can be mixed, from carrots, peppers, all the way to eggplant and zucchini. The possibilities are endless, and we are sure you will enjoy every bite of your Oven-baked salmon with oranges!