Incredible salmon with orange

I loved how the orange and ginger combine with salmon in this recipe. You need to let the salmon marinade for a few hours or overnight and then it’s just a quick cook in the pan. Almost a recipe but for the use of soy. I made this for a special guest and had to almost eliminate soy. On a different occasion I made the recipe with the soy and it came out great, too. The soy does a great job balancing out the impact of the orange .



  • 1 salmon fillet
  • 1 orange
  • 1 ginger root
  • 2 more oranges
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (to make the tastefull recipe)

How to prepare:  Place the fish in a glass container. Add the juice and zest from one orange. Peel a piece of the ginger root and cut in little rods, about 10. Cover the glass contained and let it stand in the fridge for several hours. When ready to cook, remove the fish from the marinade and pat dry the side with the skin. Heat a heavy skillet at high heat and place the fish in with the skin down. Let it cook for a minute or two.  Add the soy sauce, flip over, add then, add the  juice of two oranges (not from the marinade), orange zest, the ginger rods, and pepper. Turn the heat low, cover the pan and cook for about 10 minutes or until you can easily detach a flake from the fish using a fork. Ready!

Serve with awesome rice.  Here’s the recipe for your convenience.


  • 2 cups basmati or jasmin rice
  • salt for the rice
  • lemon zest
  • chopped parsley
  • chopped shallots

How to make: Bring salted water to boil. Recommended portion water to rice is 1 3/4 cup water to 1 cup basmati/jasmin rice but it doesn’t matter if you go over because you will strain it.  When the rice is ready, strain it  (no rinse), put it back in the pot and cover.  I learned from Vicky that the steam will separate the rice nicely.  Combine the rice with the lemon zest, chopped parsley and shallots.  Shape the rice in any small container/bowl and serve it. ( It’s very easy.  You turn the container upside down on your serving dish.)

Update: February, 17th 2014

Here are two more photos of this recipe, served and in the pan. This is a better version with a bit more soy sauce. In the previous version I used the amount of soy sauce that was for just one fillet when cooking two in a pan. This time, it’s better balance.  Also, I didn’t have fresh ginger. I substituted with dry ground ginger and it was fine.

Salmon with orange and soy

Salmon with orange and soy

Salmon with orange and soy in the pan

Salmon with orange and soy in the pan

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