Grilled Orange Salmon Recipe
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Grilled Orange Salmon Recipe

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I love nothing better than to cook for company. Folks say anything coming out of my kitchen made with a marinade or sauce is a winner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 salmon fillets (8 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 285 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Set aside 2 tablespoons marinade for basting. Pour remaining marinade into a resealable plastic bag; add salmon. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 6 in. from the heat for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Baste occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Orange Salmon in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p223

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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dci13 User ID: 5509362 76532
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"Delicious and easy to prepare!"

outRIAAge User ID: 6717912 160310
Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"Facing an entire first-of-season Copper River sockeye fillet, and having only oranges and no lemons, I found and modified this recipe. Starting with a whole stick of butter, I added 6" of ginger, several cloves of garlic, increased the pepper to a tablespoon of fresh-ground, and threw in two teaspoons of cayenne.

After 90 minutes of marinating, I charcoal-grilled it. It was sublime..."

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