Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a lil something that really tickles the senses, very unique.
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1⁄2 large lemon, juice of
- 1⁄2 large orange, juice of
- salt and pepper
- 1 whole orange, zest of
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a shallow dish large enough to hold the salmon, combine the juices, salt and pepper.
- Add the salmon, turning to coat with the marinade.
- Let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning the fillets once.
- Preheat the oven to 425F.
- Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil and grease with a little of the melted butter.
- In a small dish, combine the orange zest, brown sugar, chili powder and minced garlic.
- Rub the marinated salmon with the brown sugar mixture.
- Place in the pan and drizzle with the remaining melted butter.
- Bake for 8 to 12 minutes.
- The big challenge here is not overcooking the fillets- 8 minutes will do for thin fillets (less than 1 inch) and no more than 12 minutes for the thicker fillets.
Very good. Added a touch more chili powder as we like it spicy.
I did this with canned chunk salmon, and it turned out pleasantly. That way just needs to cook even less than the fillets. I did use chili powder, not powdered chiles, so I felt uncertain about the relation to brazil, but a decent recipe either way.
Very EASY! I whipped everything together without reading through and mixed EVERYTHING together and let the fillets marinate for 20 min. Re-reading I realized I was supposed to separate the juices and the rub.. It was still amazing, and I added some extra brown sugar applied as a rub prior to setting it in the oven for good measure.. I am awful at cooking fish but my entire family of 5 loved it! thanks so much!