Orange-Cajun Glazed Salmon

"Posting for ZWT 2, this is said to be spicy sweet, moist, and gorgeous. We'll find out. Classified as New England for Salmon or South for the cajun spices."
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  • 3 tablespoons cajun spices
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 14 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless skinless salmon fillets
  • 14 cup seville orange marmalade (**If you don't have Seville marmalade, use sweet orange maramalade and DOUBLE the lime juice)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • lime wedge, to garnish


  • Check salmon for pin bones and remove.
  • Combine cajun spices, sugar, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Rub over all surfaces of fillets.
  • Saute fillet in oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn and saute an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Blend marmalade and lime juice; swirl in pan until melted.
  • Carefully turn fish to glaze on all sides.
  • Fish is done when it begins to flake when tested with a fork.
  • Serve with lime wedges.

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  1. Roxygirl in Colorado
    Our favorite salmon recipe to date! We enjoy making it for company, since it turns out so consistently. The orange marmalade mixes perfectly with the spices. Great over a salad, too. Thanks Lori, for posting such a fabulous recipe! Roxygirl
  2. bigbadbrenda
    This was very good I didnt find it too spicy as I used 1/2 the amount of Cajun spices called for.Made for ZWT5 for Cooks with dirty faces.
  3. evelynathens
    Delicious, I grilled the salmon and served with a mock hollandaise to temper the spiciness.
  4. Recipe Reader
    What a flavorful recipe! It's spicy and fruity - very delicious. And it is so easy to prepare. I served this with a side of couscous and a cooling cucumber salad. I will be making this again. Thanks for posting this little gem.
  5. Boomette
    I cooked the salmon on the bbq with the rub on it. I omitted the part with marmalade and lime. I'll probably try it another time when it's going to be colder. Thanks Lori. Made for the Babes of ZWT4


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