Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a lil something that really tickles the senses, very unique.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a shallow dish large enough to hold the salmon, combine the juices, salt and pepper.
  2. Add the salmon, turning to coat with the marinade.
  3. Let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning the fillets once.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  5. Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil and grease with a little of the melted butter.
  6. In a small dish, combine the orange zest, brown sugar, chili powder and minced garlic.
  7. Rub the marinated salmon with the brown sugar mixture.
  8. Place in the pan and drizzle with the remaining melted butter.
  9. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes.
  10. 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.
Most Helpful

Very good. Added a touch more chili powder as we like it spicy.

Jetsmom October 17, 2010

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.

realbirdlady February 08, 2009

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!

pecknold6177 July 21, 2008