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Citrus salmon with fennel.

Citrus Salmon with Fennel

  • Author: Betty
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Fish and veg:

  • 1 lb salmon filet
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large fennel bulb, sliced thin
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Garnish: fennel fronds, thinly sliced orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F/204C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place the salmon on the prepared sheet.
  2. Make the marinade by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisking until they are incorporated. Pour the marinade evenly over the salmon and set it aside to marinate.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the fennel and shallots until they soften, about 5 minutes. Tip in the wine and cook until it evaporates. 
  4. Scatter the fennel mixture around the salmon on the baking sheet. Add fennel fronds if desired. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until done, but not overdone. It will continue to cook once you pull it from the oven. 
  5. Garnish with fennel fronds and fresh orange slices before serving.

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