Friday, April 4, 2014

Honey-Orange Baked Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon is an excellent source of protein, high in antioxidants, low in saturated fat, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids.  Sockeye salmon has the highest amount of omega-3 than any other fish, therefore only one serving per week can help to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.

I have always loved eating sockeye salmon since the days when my mother used to make it for our family.  Currently, I eat sockeye salmon at least once or twice per week, which is the recommended amount your body needs.  My recipe is easy to prepare and brings out the superb flavor of the salmon without tasting "fishy".


4 Alaskan sockeye salmon fillets
4 T. raw or homegrown honey
1  Mandarin orange (mix in blender for juice w/pulp)
sea salt & ground pepper
extra virgin olive oil 
Mandarin orange slices

Preparation:  Heat oven to 400 degrees

Line a 9x13x2-inch baking pan with foil.  Drizzle just enough olive oil in the pan and coat both sides of each fillet.  Place salmon skin-side down in the pan.  Combine the honey and orange juice in a bowl and stir until well blended.  Salt and pepper the fillets.  Spoon the honey and orange mixture over the fillets.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

*Garnish with sections of mandarin orange slices

Serves 4

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