I like to make this for company since you can get it ready ahead of time up until the final baking step. It looks both pretty and impressive, and the orange flavor is more subtle than you'd expect. This is a healthy and elegant meal (not to mention delicious) when served with a leafy salad, brown rice, and asparagus.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a small bowl or cup, stir together the lemon pepper, garlic powder, and dried parsley. Place the slices from one of the oranges in a single layer in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place a layer of onion slices over the orange. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil, and sprinkle with half of the herb mixture.

  • Place the dish in the preheated oven, and roast for about 25 minutes, or until the onions are browned and tender. Remove the dish from the oven, and increase the temperature to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Push the onion and orange slices to the outer edge of the baking dish, and place the salmon fillets in the center. Season with the remaining half of the herb mixture. Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl. Pour evenly over the salmon.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the salmon is opaque in the center. Remove fillets to a serving dish, and discard the roasted orange. Garnish fillets with roasted onions and fresh orange slices.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; 34.7 g protein; 17.4 g carbohydrates; 93.2 mg cholesterol; 353.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (58)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2005
I really enjoyed this recipe. It's a different taste for salmon sweet and citrus. I would recommend trying this my family really enjoyed it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2005
Good! Needs a little tweaking though... It seems like it was missing something like it needed more lemon some garlic or some salt... I made this by following the directions step by step but I think that the next time I make this I will try adding the second half of the spices to the orange juice mixture instead of sprinkling it over the salmon adding more lemon juice lemon pepper and some fresh garlic. Read More
(15)
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2005
I really enjoyed this recipe. It's a different taste for salmon sweet and citrus. I would recommend trying this my family really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2005
Good! Needs a little tweaking though... It seems like it was missing something like it needed more lemon some garlic or some salt... I made this by following the directions step by step but I think that the next time I make this I will try adding the second half of the spices to the orange juice mixture instead of sprinkling it over the salmon adding more lemon juice lemon pepper and some fresh garlic. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2005
This recipe was quite tasty. Even the family who are not usually thrilled when they see it's salmon for dinner liked it. We don't care for the taste of lemon pepper so I didn't use it and I also didn't have any parsley. I used lime juice instead of lemon. Since I had less salmon than the recipe called for I cut the juice/honey mixture in half. I won't do this next time so that I have plenty of liquid to baste the fish with while it's cooking. Thanks for an easy tasty way to prepare salmon! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2006
we multiplied this recipe and served it to our holiday crowd where it drew RAVE reviews! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2006
This was great! Not only was it easy to prepare it looked very nice. The only things I changed were that I just used regular black pepper and omitted the honey...but I did not miss it at all. I tried this using chicken too and it was just as good. This and some steamed veggies were all I needed for a nice meal. Thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2006
Overall a good recipe. I agree with another review that the orange juice at the end effectively wipes the spices on top off of the salmon and the underside of the salmon was a little overpowering while the top was a little bland. I prefer lemons over orange slices a little to sweet with the salmon. Easy to make though and great presentation without much effort. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
Absolutely awesome. Chose this recipe becaues of the few ingredients it required. Sooooo easy but sooooo good and nice and light. Great summer dish! All I really needed to buy was the salmon most everything else we already had at home. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/06/2010
Orange flavor overpowers all others. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2006
This is an excelent way to prepare salmon. I used frozen orange juice and would suggest if you use this to cut down to 1/4 cup juice and 1/4 cup water otherwise the orange seemed to overpower the salmon. I also use a lemon and herb seasoning instead of lemon pepper. The last thing I did was to skin the salmon this prevents the "fishy" or oily taste. This will become one of my standbys and go in the perfer section of my recipe box. Read More
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