Orange Mint Salmon

Filets of salmon pan seared to a beautiful crisp and drizzled with orange and mint reduction sauce, is something a little daring and new but not too far from the usual. Orange and mint pair together for a light and a refreshing twist on salmon. Who would have thought?

Orange Mint Salmon

I’ve ran the same loop for the past year. Snow, spring, humidity season. Same gravestones, different weathers. I was ready for a little change in scenery. Nothing really drastic; just something with common notes (same neighborhood) but different enough. And the small change is invigorating. My usual run turned exhilarating all because I was a bit spontaneous and adventurous.

Orange Mint Salmon

This orange mint salmon dish is a prime example of little change with some common ground. Other than the salmon, my common ground would be coconut aminos. I love it. To me, it’s just as much as a staple as salt and pepper. 

Orange Mint Salmon

The pairing of the mint and orange are new. I learned that mint goes well with orange and each on their own are great with salmon, but took a chance and combined all three together. Surprisingly, developed an easy and simple dish that will impress!

Orange Mint Salmon
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 Salmon Filets (6 oz)
  • 2 Large Navel Oranges
  • ¼ cup of Coconut Aminos
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Mint
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Cooking fat (ghee, coconut oil, lard)
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
Instructions
  1. Peel the oranges and puree the wedges to yield about 1 cup of juice.
  2. Thinly slice about 6-8 orange peel strips.
  3. Heat a frying pan to medium high and add cooking fat.
  4. Sprinkle the salt over the salmon filets.
  5. Fry the salmon filets skin side down for about 4 minutes, cover the pan with parchment paper.
  6. Flip the filets over and fry for another 3-4 minutes.
  7. Remove the filets from the pan and set aside.
  8. Add the garlic, orange peels, and more cooking fat if needed to the pan and cook for about 1 minute.
  9. Add the orange juice and coconut aminos to the pan to deglaze the brown bits. Let cook for about 30 seconds.
  10. Turn off the heat and add the mint until it wilts.
  11. Pour over the salmon filets and enjoy!

 

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>