Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe is marinated for 2 hours in a delicious citrus marinade; bake and serve in 15 minutes with favorite sides!

sheet pan Baked Orange Spiced Salmon

Friends, 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.

Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

Don’t you just love an easy baked salmon recipe? The kind that are good for family dinners, and good enough for company, too?

We have a few go-to salmon recipes, and this is one of them. Maybe you’ve recently tried this Easy Salmon with Barbecue Chips recipe.

serving of Baked Orange Spiced Salmon

Ingredients for Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon

It’s a recipe with a quick marinade, healthy and delicious that uses the following ingredients:

  • Fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Honey
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Sea salt
  • Salmon

serving of Orange Spiced Salmon with green beans

Which spices go well with salmon?

Be creative, experiment with herbs and spices and citrus to make delicious salmon entrees!

There are so many herbs and spices that go well with salmon. We love dill, basil, tarragon, sage, rosemary, bay leaves, and parsley. Thyme, cilantro and fennel are delicious, too. 

When you don’t know what you’re cooking, this recipe is super easy to throw together–a delicious combination.

serving of Orange Spiced Salmon

This easy salmon takes about 2 hours from start to finish, resulting in a flavorful delicious dinner!

Salmon is one of my go-to fish choices when I’m cooking seafood, because it’s readily available, versatile, and on the table in 12-15 minute.

It’s also nutritious, and we love the leftovers. But it’s all about the seasoning (and marinades).

Should I season my salmon overnight?

This recipe calls for marinating the salmon for 2 hours. Some marinades are very strong, so overnight might be too much. It is not recommended to marinate this recipe longer than 24 hours. 

a sheet pan Baked Orange Spiced Salmon

What do you serve with Orange Salmon?

This Orange-Spiced Salmon features honey for a bit of sweetness, and then orange and lime citrus, with favorite spices.

It pairs well with asparagus, green beans, or any side salad.

How to Make Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

  1. Combine orange juice, lime juice, honey, chili powder, cumin, and salt in a small bowl.
  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. Bake until done (turns white), or until salmon flakes easily with a fork, or is not spongy feeling when pressed with a spatula.

Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

Heart and hands

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. Above is a table setting a few years back, but I love it so.

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

Which is why I love hospitality so! :)

a sheet pan Baked Orange Spiced Salmon with green beans

So enjoy this salmon recipe today!

And if you want to cook once and eat twice – save a piece to serve over your favorite salad greens, or make salmon cakes! The leftovers also make a great sandwich!

ENJOY!

More salmon recipes to try:

Easy Salmon with Barbecue Chips

Leftovers in this Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Salmon Easy Flatbread Recipe

Salmon Dip Recipe

 

serving of Orange Spiced Salmon with green beans
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Baked Orange-Spiced Salmon Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ 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 filets

Instructions

  • Combine orange juice, lime juice, honey, chili powder, cumin, and salt in a small bowl; mix well.
  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • 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.

Notes

Reposted new text and photos from March 2017
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Baked Orange Spiced Salmon

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