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Four salmon filets in a pan with orange slices and thyme on top.
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Orange Glazed Salmon

Orange glazed salmon is a citrusy sweet healthy salmon recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make.  The perfect weeknight meal!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange glazed salmon, orange honey salmon, salmon recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon filets (Alaskan Sockeye or Coho)
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 teaspoon thyme finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

  • Pat salmon dry with a paper towel, then season with salt and pepper.  
  • Heat the avocado oil in a pan on medium high heat. Add salmon and cook for 3-4 minutes each side.
  • While the salmon is cooking, make an arrowroot slurry by stirring together the arrowroot powder and water. Set aside. 
  • Once the salmon is cooked, transfer to a plate.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low and sauté the minced garlic in the pan for 30 seconds. Add the orange juice, honey, tamari, thyme and arrowroot slurry. Whisk the ingredients together for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Add the salmon back to pan and spoon glaze over salmon before serving. 

Notes

  • I recommend using a seasoned cast iron pan to ensure the salmon doesn't stick to the pan. 
  • The glaze will continue to thicken on its own during cooling process. 

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 578mg | Potassium: 926mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg