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Fresh, Asian-inspired salmon fillets with a crispy skin and an orange, ginger, and honey glaze. Unlike most similar recipes, this one is made without soy sauce and with totally fresh ingredients. The result is a bright, fresh fish with great taste and texture. The fresh ingredients are the star here: Don't substitute with dried, powdered, or frozen ingredients! I served on top of rice and steamed broccoli garnished with green onions.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
5 mins
1 hr
1 hr 15 mins
4 salmon fillets


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine orange juice, honey, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Add salmon. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.

  • Place a large cast iron skillet in the oven. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

  • Carefully remove skillet from oven when it just barely starts to smoke. Add vegetable oil and place salmon fillets, skin-side down, in the skillet.

  • Bake in the hot oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, or to your desired doneness, 5 to 9 minutes. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes:

The key to the crispy skin without burning is to get the cast iron pan prepared to the correct temperature. Since you are working with high-heat and oil, please be careful.

Try making extra marinade and reduce it down for added sauce.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

494 calories; protein 20.8g; carbohydrates 23.1g; fat 36g; cholesterol 56.5mg; sodium 348.3mg. Full Nutrition