I wish I could have gotten more creative with the name but honestly this dish is more about the method instead of what went in it. This just happens to be one of my flavor combinations but you can really mix and match with anything you like. I'll offer some suggestions in the "Tips" section below the recipe, along with an easy side dish that used up the rest of the orange-sesame marinade. This recipe starts with that marinade. Here's how I did it:
3 tbsp fresh squeezed organic orange juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
3- 4 ounce wild-caught salmon filets
3 organic green onion, chopped
Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl add the orange juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil and whisk to combine. Tear off a piece of aluminum foil that is twice as long as the cookie sheet you are using. Place the salmon filets on the aluminum foil and put 1 tbsp of the marinade on each filet. Sprinkle the salmon with the green onions. Fold the extra piece of foil over the top and roll up the edges so they are completely sealed. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve immediately, drizzling the sauce on top of the fish when plated.
Tip: Any citrus goes well with salmon. The good news is you can do this with a variety of fish. Lemon and dill would be delicious with Cod or Tilapia. Lemon and garlic with shrimp would be fantastic. Just adjust your cooking times accordingly. Cod or Tilapia would be 10-12 minutes. For the shrimp, I would do 3-5 minutes. You could also use this method for chicken. It is such an incredibly healthy way to cook. Put some of you favorite flavors together and enjoy!!
Now moving on to one of the side dishes I served with this salmon.
Spicy Orange-Sesame Broccoli:
2-3 crowns organic broccoli
1/4-1/2 tsp sriracha (Depending on how spicy you want)
Directions: Cut the broccoli into spears. I love the stalk but some people just like the florets. If cut into spears, the broccoli will need to steam for about 3 minutes. If just using florets, 2 minutes will be fine. While steaming, heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the sriracha to the marinade, stir and add to the skillet. Remove the broccoli and wait for the mixture to boil. It will start to thicken rather quickly, after about 3 minutes or so, turn off the heat. Add the broccoli and toss to coat. Serve immediately.