Salmon With Orange & Herb Sauce

Salmon With Orange & Herb Sauce

This dish is wonderfully flavorful, and impressive enough for guests. It’s also comes together in about a half hour in one single skillet – making it the perfect dinner anytime. Limoneira® oranges come together with fresh herbs and a touch of spice to add dimensions of flavor to salmon fillets.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, European


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets 6 ounces & 1-inch thick
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 5 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 Limoneira® oranges zest & juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice from Limoneira® lemons
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet.
  • Add half of the minced garlic, and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  • Season the fillets with salt and pepper, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and sauté in the skillet about 3 to 5 minutes on both sides. The fish should begin to brown.
  • Remove the fish from the skillet, and set aside on a plate for now.
  • Add the rest of the garlic, fresh rosemary and oregano to the pan, and sauté for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of the chicken broth, and stir in the Cayenne pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer, and add about 1/4 cup of the orange juice. Simmer until most of the liquid is gone, or about 5 minutes.
  • Stir and you add the remaining orange juice, zest, lemon juice, and honey. Allow the mixture to bubble and cook for a minute or so.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the remaining 1 tablespoon chicken broth and cornstarch. Pour it into the pan as you continue to stir.
  • Allow the sauce to thicken as you stir. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
  • When the sauce is ready, turn to a low temperature, and add the fish to reheat and absorb the flavors
  • Serve with the sauce spooned on top.
Keyword Oranges
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