Servings: 4 serving(s)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Molasses, orange and soy sauce is an excellent flavour combination for salmon. A little honey helps to round out the sweetness and garlic adds a nice flavour punch.
Garlicky orange juice salmon is a recipe that’s perfect for those week nights you feel too busy to cook. It’s from my friend Jeanette who has two very young kids and proves that, with the right recipes, you can eat well on busy weeknights.
Few main dishes cook faster than fish, and with a glaze that takes just a few minutes to put together the overall prep time for this dish is next to nothing.
Molasses, orange and soy sauce is an excellent flavour combination for salmon. Since it’s a rich tasting fish, salmon can handle the extra flavour of the molasses-soy glaze. A little honey helps to round out the sweetness and garlic adds a nice flavour punch.
I like to serve garlicky orange juice salmon over rice with bright vegetables alongside.
This recipe comes together quickly so be sure to have your ingredients ready before you start.
Garlicky Orange Juice Salmon Recipe
- 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- In a small bowl whisk together the molasses, honey and soy sauce.
- Warm a sturdy fry pan over medium, to medium-high, and add the oil and butter. Swirl to coat the pan then add the salmon, skin side up.
- Sear for 3-4 minutes then flip and cook for another couple of minutes.
- Remove salmon from pan and set aside.
- Add the orange juice and garlic to the pan. Stir to combine and scrape up the yummy brown bits from the bottom of the pan. When the liquid is slightly reduced, add the molasses-honey-soy mixture. Stir and let it simmer for a minute, until it gets a little syrupy.
- Return the salmon to the pan, skin side down, along with any juices they released.
- Spoon over the sauce and continue cooking until done.
- Drizzle remaining sauce over the salmon once it has been plated.
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