California Salmon

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California Salmon
Taste of Home

"California cuisine is all about balancing flavors. This recipe brings out the sweetness in orange juice and honey and balances it with the kick of ancho chile pepper and balsamic."

— Dustin Anderson, Fillmore, Calif.

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Ready in
45 m
4
Servings
341
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1 Cup orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ancho chile pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper
  • One 16-ounce salmon fillet
  • 2 Teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons minced cilantro

Directions

In a small saucepan coated with cooking spray, sauté the garlic and shallot until tender. Add the orange juice and vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until reduced to ¼ cup. Stir in the honey, chile pepper, salt, and pepper. 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a large ovenproof skillet, brown salmon in the canola oil on both sides. Brush with ¼ cup of the sauce. Bake, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Brush with remaining sauce and sprinkle with cilantro. 

Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
27%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
18%
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Protein
24g
48%
Carbs
21g
7%
Vitamin A
12µg
1%
Vitamin B12
4µg
61%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
39.7%
Vitamin C
40mg
67%
Vitamin E
5mg
23%
Vitamin K
7µg
9%
Calcium
25mg
3%
Fiber
0.3g
1.3%
Folate (food)
50µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
50µg
13%
Iron
0.7mg
4%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
51%
Phosphorus
290mg
41%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
577mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.2%
Sodium
216mg
9%
Sugars, added
13g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.9%
Zinc
0.5mg
3.5%

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