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Blood orange salsa salmon, a citrus salsa over honey crusted salmon.
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Blood orange salsa over baked salmon

Blood oranges make a wonderful salsa enjoy it over this honey crusted baked salmon.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 2 fillets
Author: Ellen


Blood Orange Salsa

  • 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

Honey Crusted Salmon

  • 2 fillets salmon
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tbs olive oil


Blood Orange Salsa

  • 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.

Honey Crusted Salmon

  • 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