* Salmon in Citrus Sauce

If you want to add over 100% of the daily value for those hard-to-find omega-3 fatty acids to your Healthiest Way of Eating try this delicious, easy-to-prepare salmon recipe. The tangy sauce is a great complement to the flavour of the salmon and it only takes minutes to prepare. Enjoy!

salmoncitrussauce

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1kg salmon filets, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 TBS + 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 TBS minced fresh parsley, or if you have it, green fennel tops
  • salt and white pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven and place a stainless steel or cast iron fry pan under griller *  for about 10 minutes to get it very hot.
  2. Chop onions and garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their hidden health-promoting properties.
  3. While pan is heating, place chopped onion, garlic, fennel seeds, 2 TBS lemon juice, and orange juice in a shallow, wide saucepan and cook on high heat for about 10-15 minutes to reduce to half the volume.
  4. Season salmon pieces with 2 tsp lemon juice, salt and pepper and place on hot pan from broiler skin side down and cook for about seven to ten minutes (depending on thickness). Return pan to oven (approximately 15-18 cm from heat) and grill salmon for about 7 minutes depending on thickness (10 minutes per 2.5 cm of thickness). Do not turn, as salmon is cooking on both sides at once.
  5. Remove salmon from pan, and place on platter. Season citrus sauce with salt and pepper and strain liquid over salmon. Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley.

Serves 4

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