Herbed Citrus Salmon


Salmon fillets are marinated in an orange-thyme mixture, baked until tender, then topped with citrus-herb butter.

2 servings


  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, bruised

  • ¼ teaspoon Diamond Crystal® Coarse Sea Salt

  • 2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets

Citrus Herbed Butter:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • ¼ teaspoon Diamond Crystal® Coarse Sea Salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped Italian parsley leaves

  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed orange juice


  1. Stir together orange juice, thyme and Diamond Crystal® Coarse Sea Salt in a shallow dish until salt is dissolved. Place salmon into the marinade and coat on each side. Arrange pieces skin side up in the dish, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 30 minutes.

  2. Citrus Herbed Butter: Combine butter, Diamond Crystal® Coarse Sea Salt, orange zest, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and orange juice in a bowl. Mix well to form a spreadable paste. Cover and refrigerate.

  3. Remove salmon from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange fillets skin side down on baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil to coat.

  4. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  5. Broil fish until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes.

  6. Place fillets on serving plates. Top fish with 1 teaspoon of Citrus Herbed Butter and a generous pinch of Diamond Crystal® Coarse Sea Salt. Serve immediately.


Cargill Culinary Team

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

426 Calories
27g Fat
7g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 690mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 39mg 193%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 749mg 16%

* 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.