Blood oranges make a wonderful salsa to enjoy over this honey crusted baked salmon.
This blood orange salsa salmon was one of the most delicious dishes I have ever prepared and eaten.
Do you know the blood orange? I am sorry it doesn’t have a better name, some people do call it a red orange. I suggest crimson orange. It is grown specifically but it really is a mutation of the orange. There are 3 types of blood oranges: Moro, Tarocco, Sanguinello. They are the primary orange in Italy. The juice can be tart or sweet. It often is used in a vinaigrette. I am kinda (kind of) using the blood orange in a vinaigrette, it is called blood orange salsa salmon maybe because there is cilantro in the recipe but I am already imagining a blood orange vinaigrette salad. I will keep you updated.
In the meantime, I give you a wonderful, healthy seafood dish – blood orange salsa salmon.
Blood oranges make a wonderful salsa enjoy it over this honey crusted baked salmon.
- 1/2 blood orange (segments halved)
- 1 Tbs blood orange zest
- 1 Tbs cilantro (minced)
- 1 green onion* (minced)
- 1 Tbs flat parsley leaves (minced)
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 fresh blood orange juice
- 1 Tbs vegetable oil
- 2 fillets salmon
- 2 Tbs honey
- 1 tsp Kosher salt (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp pepper (to taste)
- 2 Tbs olive oil
In a small bowl; add the blood orange segments, zest, and juice.
Add to it the cilantro, green onion, flat parsley leaves, red pepper flakes, and vegetable oil.
Gently mix together, place in fridge until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a oven safe cast iron pan, heat 2 Tbs olive oil over medium heat
Salt and pepper the salmon fillets.
Add fillets to the cast iron pan.
Drizzle honey over the top.
Sear one side (a minute or two) until a golden brown crust forms , turn over and sear the other side.
Place in oven to bake for 8 to 12 minutes, until salmon is cooked thoroughly - flakes easily with a fork.
Serve with blood orange salsa over the top.
*use the whole onion, green and white
How have you enjoyed the blood orange? Share your recipes with me please.