Citrus Roasted Salmon is a quick and easy dinner to add to your weeknight line up? Extra time in your day and great nutrients on your plate. If your into Meal Prep, one pan of this and half your work is done for the week. Fresh Citrus Salmon for the win.
We’re taking full advantage of the abundant selection of fresh citrus. Heinen’s is celebrating this season with Zest Fest so our timing is perfect. If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate citrus season how about Orange Jam The ultimate date night cocktail with fresh Satsuma infused vodka
Our roasted citrus salmon starts with a sprinkle of sea salt, lemon pepper, pink peppercorns and thyme. Or use Spiceology Lp Pink Peppercorn Lemon Thyme rub. Place the filets on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Top with slices of fresh citrus and sprigs of fresh dill. Drizzle with EVOO and place in a 350° oven. Dinner will be on the table in no time.
I’m serving ours casually on a paper bag with fresh roasted potatoes. Here’s a tip: For potatoes with a crisp, crunchy exterior and fluffy, flavorful insides par boil your potatoes first.
Parboiling your potato wedges or slices before roasting helps cook them evenly, and helps them crisp up quickly. Kenji Lopez, writing for Cooking Light, explains how this method works:
Simmering starchy baking potatoes in water (seasoned with salt) gelatinizes a layer of starch on their exterior surfaces. This layer will then dehydrate and brown as the potato roasts, creating a thick, crisp shell.
Once the potatoes are tender, remove them from the water. Then dress as you normally would with oil and spices and pop them in the oven. You don’t want to over boil the potatoes though, so he suggests you add a tablespoon of white vinegar to the water to stop the potatoes from falling apart.
CITRUS ROASTED SALMON
Roasted Salmon topped with fresh citrus and dill.
- 1 (1 1/2 pound) piece of salmon fillet
- 2 lemons, thinly sliced
- 1 blood orange, thinly sliced
- 1 tangerine, thinly sliced
- 6–8 sprigs fresh dill
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- lemon pepper
- dried thyme
- pink peppercorns
- salt and pepper
- Heat oven to 350°. Season salmon with salt and pepper on both sides. Place in a large baking dish or sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with seasonings. Top with citrus slices and herbs.
- Drizzle everything with olive oil then bake until salmon is just turning opaque around the edges and is nearly cooked through, Approximately 20 minutes. All ovens are different and salmon filets can be varied in thickness. Check at 15 minutes and adjust time accordingly.
- To serve, season with additional salt and pepper (if desired), and a squeeze of lemon juice.
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