This Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe is good enough for company, with a delicious marinade; bake and serve in 15 minutes!

Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

Beauty and emotions are related… one affects the other. What are you feeling this spring season, Friends?

Besides cooking a yummy meal (this Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe is good enough for company!), I’m sharing a few of my ideas of what I’ve been feeling lately.

Have you thought about how to freshen up your creativity (something other than online, like Pinterest, or magazines or television shows, etc:)?

Have you thought about how you can explore the possibilities of taking your creativity and love for homemaking, and turning it into something good?

Here is something I’ve tried … get your journal out and start writing, drawing, just see what comes out onto the pages …

Maybe it’s a table setting.
A vase of flowers.
Branches with fresh moss.
A cute squirrel watching you from afar.
Birds flying over the river.
Your coffee cup!

I’ve started doing this, and what has come out of me has been surprising. Bright, beautiful, happy, positive, vibrant, and cheerful. (No one has to see it but you!)

Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

If you sit there long enough, your eyes will watch, and tell your hand what to do.

Have you ever thought about how your heart and hands are connected? Think about the way you love to cook for others, or prepare a simple vase of flowers, set a table, or put your hands in the dirt and plant lettuce or flowers.

Chasing Slow

Our lives occasionally bring us to a place where we have the opportunity to create. But I truly believe that we too often get caught up with a phone in our hands, where maybe 20 minutes whizzes by, or we’re running from here to there (I love Erin Loechner’s new book, Chasing Slow– courage to journey off the beaten path).

Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

We long for more, but we don’t take the time to sit, to let our inner creativity stir for a bit. We are restless, yet there’s a small voice telling us it’s time …

Creativity encourages happiness, and happiness is contagious, and we can share it with others!

Which is why I love hospitality so! :)

Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy fish to marinade, salmon is a great go-to option. It quickly absorbs all the spices and seasonings of a sauce, to create a flavor-filled dish (served with rice).

This salmon recipe embraces the sweetness of citrus, and zings your palate with just the right amount of chili and cumin.

And then, of course, with a side of delicious onion, shallot, bacon green beans!


Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

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Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe


  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 pounds salmon, about 1” thick


  • 1. Combine orange juice, lime juice, honey, chili powder, cumin, and salt in a small bowl; mix well.
  • 2. Place salmon in a shallow glass pan; top with marinade. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for at least 2 hours). Optional to place filet in a Ziploc bag; pour in the marinade and seal.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • 4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until done (turns white), or until salmon flakes easily with a fork, or is not spongy feeling when pressed with a spatula.
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Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

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