Monday, November 8, 2010

Orange-Glazed Salmon with The Kids Cook Monday!

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This is some seriously good salmon.  Trust me.  It is.  And what makes it better is that I got my girls to help me prepare dinner and enjoy this healthy meal.  Even my, "I don't like fish", daughter, Mariah, ate a bigger piece this time.  The spicy rub paired with the slightly sweet glaze is the perfect match with the salmon.  This meal may look fancy but it is very easy and quick to prepare.       

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Orange-Glazed Salmon
Recipe by Cuisine at Home Preview Magazine


Serving:  4 fillets

Ingredients

3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (use a prepared one or make your own like this one)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup Seville orange marmalade (like Crosse & Blackwell)
1 tablespoon lime juice

Directions

Combine Cajun seasoning, brown sugar and salt in a small bowl.  Rub over both sides of fillets.
Saute fillets in oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.  Turn and saute an additional 2-3 minutes.
Blend marmalade and lime juice; swirl in skillet until melted.  Carefully turn fish to glaze on all sides.  The salmon is done when it begins to flake when tested with a fork.    






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Marissa takes the Cajun seasoning and rubs it on both sides of the salmon.  Use less rub for less heat.  

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The glaze is a mixture of Seville orange marmalade and lime juice.

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Enjoy!

Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  Seville orange marmalade is more acidic than other orange marmalades.  I used the brand Crosse & Blackwell which states on the label, "Made with Seville Oranges".  If you can't find Seville orange marmalade, use a sweet marmalade and double the lime juice.

7 comments:

My Kitchen in the Rockies said...

That looks like a dish my kids would like as well. I think, I have to defrost some salmon. I have lots of wild caught in the freezer. It is sooo.. delicious. I never buy farmed.

Aggie said...

Wow, Jamie we would love this. The kids are liking salmon now so I'll have to pull out some of my frozen sockeye for this. Will look for that marmalade!

Andy said...

OMG Jamie, that looks delicious. I have been eating alot of salmon lately myself and love it. I really like the cojo salmon. I usually buy the farm raised from Publix because I always know I can trust it. What kind do you usually get?

Lisa said...

I absolutely love salmon and this looks delicious. I love how gorgeous that glaze looks.

Bridgett said...

Wow, look at the beautiful color on the salmon. Love that your girls are still interested in cooking with you. I would love this dish.

elpi said...

Such an appealing dish... I would love to have it for my lunch now...

bellini valli said...

My daughter has always loved salmon so this is perfect for making with the kids. It may get them out of their comfort zone too.

 
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