Thursday, March 1, 2012

Orange-Ginger Baked Salmon

Please try this recipe if you love salmon and ginger! Flavor, spice, aroma... oh Wow! This was an unexpectedly delicious dinner. I mean, I did have high hopes. Tonight was an attempt to satisfy my week long, relentless craving for salmon! It needed to be good. It needed to satisfy. But I had no idea I would fall in love! Seriously. Needless to say, I will be making this again... And again and again! :-)

I can only hope my snatches in WOD 12.2 tomorrow morning will be just as successfully surprising! Good luck to all you "Openers". And I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I did!

Recipe
2 lb. salmon fillet
1 C orange juice
1 T coconut aminos
1-1/2 T finely chopped ginger root
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 C sweet red pepper, finely chopped
2 (heaping) T chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
pinch sea salt
dash black pepper
1 T olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put salmon fillet in a baking dish. Place orange juice in a sauce pan and cook over medium low heat. Stir occasionally for about 10-15 minutes, while you prepare other ingredients, until juice is reduced by about half. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a separate pan, saute garlic in olive oil (do not burn). Add ginger and sweet red peppers. After about 2-3 minutes, add coconut aminos, red pepper flakes and cilantro. Immediately add this to the orange sauce, season with salt and pepper and mix well. Pour 1/2 the sauce over the salmon. Bake, uncovered for 15 minutes. Add remaining sauce over the top and cook for another 5 minutes. Salmon should flake easily with a fork when it's done. And your house should smell really really good! :-)

I served this with a side of sauteed spinach and steamed asparagus. Hope you enjoy!

4 comments:

Camel6 said...

Where does one find Coconut Aminos?

Thanks for the great blog, Kelly?

Len

Camel6 said...

Where does one find Coconut Aminos?

Thanks for the great blog, Kelly!

Len

Kim said...

So glad you are posting again Kelly! Missed you! :)

Kelly Greco said...

I get coconut aminos at our local natural food store, New Leaf. I have seen it at Whole Foods Markets as well! It is wonderful (a little on the pricy side, but worth it).
Thanks!


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