Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
From a friend's sister. Nice combination of flavors. Serve with rice.
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, minced
- 1 tablespoon orange peel, grated
- 1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated
- 1⁄2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 4 (6 -7 ounce) salmon fillets, with skin (1 1/4 inch thick)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Mix mint, orange and lemon peel; set aside.
- In a small bowl, stir together orange juice concentrate and lemon juice.
- Rinse fish and pat dry.
- Preheat oven broiler.
- In a 12 inch nonstick fry pan with oven proof handle, melt butter over medium-high heat. When butter sizzles, add fish, skin side down. Cook until skin is browned and crisp, about 6 minutes. Gently slide spatula under skin of each fillet to release it from pan, but leave fish in pan.
- Brush fish with about a quarter of the juice mixture. Leaving fish in pan, broil about 4 inches below heat until opaque but still moist-looking in thickest part, about 3-4 minutes.
- Transfer fish to plates or a platter. Keep warm.
- To serve, brush fish with some of the juice mixture and sprinkle with mint mixture.
- Add remaining juice to pan and stir to blend pan dripping. Place under broiler until sauce bubbles, about 4 minutes. Serve over fish.
I was excited to make this for dinner and then came home to discover I had forgotten to purchase frozen orange juice concentrate at the market this afternoon. I actually substituted orange marmalade (same amount as the frozen oj) and left the orange peel out of the mint/lemon peel mixture. Probably not as fabulous as the original recipe (I followed the rest of the directions to a T), but it was yummy and healthy.
What a different way to prepare salmon. It was a very nice mix of flavors - no fresh mint available had to go with a little dried mint from my summer mint plants.
Nice combination of flavors, reminds me of the french sauce recipe I made with chicken. I just love the orange/lemon combination! Didn't use mint leaves as the mint was difficult to find in our garden covered with other heavy overlapping plants, so I used a bit of mint extract for the sauce instead. Worked well with it! Thanks for sharing! Tagged this from LifeIsGood's The Best of 2008 for the Best of 2008 Tag Game.