Sweet Citrus Baked Salmon


My husband and I just kind of 'winged-it' last night creating a new salmon recipe and it was soooo delicious. I hope you like it.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 large lemon

  • 1 blood orange

  • 1 navel orange

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 (8 ounce) salmon fillets

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch garlic salt

  • ¼ cup champagne, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch fresh dill, or more to taste


  1. Cut the lemon, blood orange, and naval orange into halves. Cut 1 half into slices and juice the other half of each.

  2. Whisk lemon juice, blood orange juice, and navel orange juice together in a bowl with the brown sugar until dissolved.

  3. Season salmon fillets with salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Poke holes into each fillet about 2 inches apart using a fork. Place salmon in a resealable plastic bag and pour juice marinade into bag; coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate salmon in the refrigerator, at least 1 hour.

  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  5. Place salmon, skin-side down, into a baking dish. Drizzle marinade and champagne over salmon and sprinkle with dill. Arrange lemon, blood orange, and navel orange slices over salmon.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you decide to not put any of the juices in the baking dish, cook time will be closer to 10 minutes.

White wine can be substituted for the champagne.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

273 Calories
7g Fat
27g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 67mg 337%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 631mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.