Salmon Fillets With Orange Basil Butter

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Land O Lakes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange rind
  • 1 12 teaspoons garlic pepper seasoning
  • 1 12 lbs fresh salmon, cut into 4 pieces
  • 14 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Heat gas grill on medium-high or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
  2. Combine butter, orange juice, basil and orange peel in small bowl; reserve 2 tablespoons butter mixture. Brush remaining butter mixture onto fish; sprinkle with garlic pepper.
  3. Place fish onto grill. Grill, turning once, until fish reaches at least 145* or edges flake easily with fork (10 to 12 minutes).
  4. To serve, drizzle fish with reserved butter mixture. Sprinkle with almonds and basil leaves if desired.


Most Helpful

Quick, easy, delish. I baked at 375 for 20 min and used grapefruit instead of orange because that's what I had and it turned out great.

Alaskamari August 08, 2011

I got this recipe from Saveur magazine, and it is fantastic! Everything was the same except the cooking method was broiling, and you can substitute 3/4 tsp dried basil for the fresh if you want. I made it for my wife's birthday dinner, and she was ecstatic. The Basil-Orange butter is a pretty delicate, yet flavorful companion to the Salmon. Everyone liked it so much, I also used it with a baked Tilapia. Also excellent. But the heartiness of the Salmon coupled with the "freshness" of the glaze is beyond compare. To top it all off, it is fast and easy.

Jacob Marley April 30, 2008

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