Orange Salmon Recipe
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Orange Salmon Recipe

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The first time I made this, it became my husband's favorite meal. That's really saying something because normally his favorite meals involve having most of a cow on his plate! —Tammy Hayden, Quincy, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 418 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 933mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.


  1. Combine Cajun seasoning and brown sugar; rub over fillets. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook fillets over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Add marmalade and lime juice to the skillet; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orange-Glazed Salmon in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p37

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 263346
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2017

"Very flavorful! Sweet and spicy. And it was so easy to make. Very little time involved! I will make this again!"

browns19fan User ID: 919833 257730
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2016 Edited Jan. 6, 2017

"This is probably our #1 favorite salmon recipe; I prepare it at least once a month. I substitute Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic for the Cajun seasoning and cook the salmon only until it's medium-rare. Since I'm feeding just two people, I use two portions of salmon, half the orange marmalade and lime juice, and keep the recommended amounts of the other ingredients."

seasons4 User ID: 978190 256840
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2016

"This was good, but I thought the lime juice was a bit overpowering - too sour. Next time I would cut it in half."

StMA User ID: 114800 174180
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"This was the best salmon recipe I have tried, definitely a keeper."

kleescraga User ID: 3865772 192333
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"We really enjoyed this recipe and it was so easy to prepare from ingredients normally at hand."

lindypat User ID: 814971 109891
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"Really liked the recipe! I made it according to the recipe except I heated the marmalade and lime in a saucepan separately. That way you could use what you wanted. Will definitely add lime zest to the sauce next time. Yes, a next time! :)"

lberry222 User ID: 4948624 191789
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Nice combo of spicy and sweet. Good one!"

ctclough User ID: 6952346 174174
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"<p>I did not have marmalade on hand, so I substituted juice of half an orange, sweetened with about 2 Tbsp honey. Maple syrup would also work. I wanted a thick sauce, so, after cooking the salmon, I took it out of the pan and kept warm. I added the juices and honey to the pan and cooked until thickened and reduced, about 2 minutes. I served the salmon over a bed of cranberry rice pilaf and poured the orange sauce over the whole dish. Excellent!</p>"

Kensmoma User ID: 1059460 211856
Reviewed May. 16, 2012

"This recipe is exquisite...enjoyed it with a glass of chardonnay...perfect match. As good as any at a fine restaurant."

Toni51 User ID: 3872187 112275
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"We always grill salmon, but I love the idea of this marinade. Question for those who grilled the salmon ... when do you add the marmalade and lime juice? Brush it on top when the salmon is almost ready?"

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