Balsamic Orange Salmon Recipe
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Balsamic Orange Salmon Recipe

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Preparing fish is not very difficult to fix and should not be only reserved for guests. This salmon recipe is so simple and has such a wonderful outcome that you will be wanting to serve it all the time. —Taste of Home Cooking School
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 salmon fillets (6 to 8 ounces each), skin removed
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch salt
  • Sliced green onions and orange slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the peel, vinegar, honey and salt. Spread over salmon. Tuck any thin parts of salmon under fillets for even cooking. Place in a Ziploc® Zip 'n Steam™ Bag, with thicker portions toward outer edges of bag. Seal bag.
  2. Microwave on high for 3-1/2 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. If needed, microwave at 30-second intervals until salmon tests done. Let stand for 1 minute before handling.
  3. Meanwhile, for dipping sauce, combine the orange juice, balsamic vinegar,honey and salt. Carefully open bag. Use spatula to remove salmon from bag. Garnish with green onions and orange slices if desired. Serve with dipping sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Balsamic Orange Salmon in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Spring 2009, p59

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Cooked in the oven instead of microwave to keep it moist. Absolutely wonderful flavor!"

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"I did make this in the microwave and although not the best, the glaze was wonderful. Definitely will not microwave again but will make on the grill or in the oven."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"No way would I microwave any fish I followed the recipe for the glaze and the dipping sauce and grilled the salmon and used the the glaze like a BBQ sauce it was wonderful!!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"I agree with all of you that cooking this in the microwave is a terrible idea! However, it's wonderful if baked in the oven! I looked up a different salmon recipe and baked this at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes. My family LOVED it!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"I have to agree with the plastic in the microwave reviewer-that's why European countries won't allow microwaves! But I did try the marinade and baked the salmon in the oven--not so good :( Won't make again."

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