This Orange Honey Glazed Salmon with perfectly balanced sweet and savory flavor is an easy and delicious dish for the whole family! Healthy, flavor packed meal in under 30 minutes.
You know there is a reason why citrus often accompanies fish. For starters, the citric acid cuts through the fish oils to ensure that the lovely sea flavor is never overwhelming. Additionally, citrus is a pleasant contrast. The natural saltiness of the fish combined with the sweet citrusy taste creates a perfectly balanced bite every single time. Just Love it!!!! Everything about the recipe just works and all the elements meld flawlessly.
I just had to push this Fish and citrus combo a few steps further. The glaze consists of orange, and lemon juice and as if this duo is not delicious enough, honey is added for additional sweetness and for thickening purposes along with thyme and cumin. Yes, you can do without it. However , it delivers an extra kick.
The thyme is such a is a great addition. Couple with the fact that I DIG it , I use it in most of my recipes.
It delivers such a subtle aroma, comparable to mint while paprika and cumin kicks the glaze up a few notches.
If you want a lemony and spicy salmon bites instead, you can switch this one up anytime with my Oven Baked Salmon below. It’s as easy as this Orange Honey Glazed Salmon and something that your family would also love too.
For a delectable meal every time, don’t over overcook the fish and make sure the glaze is flavorful and thick
FYI, Perfectly cooked salmon is light and flaky. It has good mouth feel and isn’t at all dry or tough. As for the glaze, the goal is one that adheres well to the fish. Every inch should have a flavorful coating.
Serve this salmon with whole grain couscous and steamed broccoli . They make such a delicious and healthy pair. Or just go just serve with rice , vegetables
- Season chicken with additional herbs if desired(dried parsley, oregano or thyme)
- For an extra kick use cayenne pepper or cajun season salt. Omit if kids are involved.
- 2-3 Orange about ¾ cup orange juice
- ½ lemon about 1 tablespoon juice
- 1 Tablespoons olive oil
- 4 salmon fillets about 6 ounce each
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ cup Small onion diced
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
- ¼ cup broth or more
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- Creole Seasoning or Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Squeeze juice from lemon, and orange juice. Then set aside.
Heat a large cast iron or non-stick pan with olive oil.
Season salmon both sides with creole salt or salt and pepper to taste
Then add seasoned salmon – brown both sides – about 2 -3 minutes pre side.
Remove salmon and transfer on a plate.
Add garlic,onions, thyme,paprika, cumin and cayenne pepper( if using) to the cast iron pan and sauté for about a minute, then add 1/4 cup broth and simmer for about 2 minutes
Pour in citrus juice and honey.
Whisk cornstarch and about 1-tablespoon water/broth with cornstarch.
Stir cornstarch paste into pan, and then bring to a boil. Let it boil for about a minute stirring frequently. Adjust seasonings to taste with salt and pepper. You may add more liquid if needed.
Return salmon to pan, spoon sauce over salmon. Let it cook for another minute.
Then serve with steamed broccoli and/or couscous.