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Blood Orange Salmon with Sage

March 26, 2019

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Blood orange salmon with sage is the perfect go-to dinner recipe when you need something quick and healthy! It is a simple entree that is as tasty as it is beautiful. Get ready for ALL the compliments when you serve this baked salmon dish!

I really love cooking fresh fish, and salmon is a fish our whole family can agree on. The flavors from the orange and sage pair perfectly with the mild fish. It is so refreshing and delicious! And my FAVORITE part is that it seriously does not get any easier than this dish. If you can slice an orange, then you can make this recipe. We enjoy this salmon with sauteed asparagus and whipped potatoes, but it would also pair nicely with a fresh salad and rice!

If you are like me and want to skip the pictures and jump straight to the recipe, hit this button  Sage and Blood Orange Salmon

But if you want step-by-step instructions and beautiful pictures of this deliciously easy dish, read on.

fresh orange and wrapped fish

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare your salmon, making sure all of the bones have been removed from the fish. Slice your blood oranges and pour or squeeze the orange juice into the dish.

sliced bood oranges

Set the salmon pieces into the pan and then rub the sage leaves over the top of the salmon. Place one orange slice and a couple of sage leaves on each piece of fish and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.

salmon with sliced orange and sage

Bake for 12 to 16 minutes, the cook time will depend on the size and thickness of the fish as well as how you prefer to cook your salmon. (Salmon is a fish that does not always need to be cooked 100% of the way through).

Plate and enjoy right away. Store any leftover in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

baked blood orange salmon on mashed potatoes with asparagus

This is a great fresh and easy dish that you can serve guests as well as your family. Everyone will be impressed!!!

Sage and Blood Orange Salmon

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Yield 4 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1.25 pounds of salmon (or amount that best fits your needs), bones removed and cut into quarters.
  • 1 blood orange cut into slices
  • Fresh sage leaves
  • About 3 tablespoons of orange juice, enough to cover the bottom of your baking dish.
  • Salt to preference

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Make sure all of the bones have been removed from the fish.
  3. Pour or squeeze the orange juice into the dish.
  4. Set the salmon pieces into the pan and then rub the sage leaves over the top of the salmon.
  5. Place one orange slice and a couple sage leaves on each piece of fish.
  6. Sprinkle with a pinch of quality salt.
  7. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes, the cook time will depend on the size and thickness of the fish as well as how you prefer to cook your salmon. (Salmon is a fish that does not always need to be cooked 100% of the way through).
  8. Plate and enjoy right away. Store any leftover in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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