Quick Orange and Maple Roast Salmon

by katerina on March 21, 2012

Apologies for the lack of recipes for the last week, sometimes life is just too busy to cook and even for someone like me who loves being in the kitchen, work and outside factors can get in the way. When I get really busy I tend to create things which can be made in less than 20 minutes, involve melted cheese, or are grabbed from the freezer.

Easy Maple Salmon Recipe

Since you all know how to melt cheese, how about a really quick roast salmon recipe? When I am in a crush I regularly throw everything on a baking tray and roast it. I just can’t get enough roast vegetables like kale and Brussel sprouts, and asparagus which is finally almost in season. Salmon is a great option for quick weeknight meals since not only is it healthy and cooks quickly, but it takes on flavours so well including this recipe with citrus zest and sweet maple syrup. I know I am not alone in this because Bon Appetit did an article on quick roasted meals in their last issue (tell me this roast chicken and Caesar salad doesn’t look good?). I am telling you, if you learn how to use 400F to your advantage you will do it all the time.

What recipes do you fall back on when you get busy?

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Orange and Maple Roast Salmon

(serves 2)

1 tablespoon maple syrup
zest of one orange
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 fillets of salmon

Preheat oven to 400F. Whisk together the syrup, orang zest, orange juice, and oil. Taste and add salt and lots of freshly ground pepper.

Now remove the skin from the salmon. Pat dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. PLace on a parchment lined baking sheet and brush with half of the mixture.

Bake for 5 minutes, brush again and bake for 3-7 more minutes depending on thickness.

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time:15 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 300

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