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Orange Salmon

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


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 418 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 933mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.
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  • Lisa
    Feb 20, 2021

    Looks beautiful

  • xlsalbums
    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
    Dec 5, 2016

    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
    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
    Dec 29, 2013

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

  • kleescraga
    Apr 30, 2013

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

  • lindypat
    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
    Feb 6, 2013

    Nice combo of spicy and sweet. Good one!

  • ctclough
    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>

  • Gaiadess
    May 27, 2012

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