This Garlic Orange Glazed Salmon is easy, quick, and full of flavor! Fresh garlic, rosemary, and orange combine to create a delicious dinner that is Whole30, gluten free, and dairy free.
This salmon is such a great weeknight meal. It comes together so fast and means dinner can be on the table in under 20 minutes.
Great for beginners
I have to admit that cooking fish is an area I don't feel super confident in, but I'm happy to say that this recipe is so easy that even a beginner can make it! I tested it a couple times to make sure I got times and measurements perfect- I am feeling a little better about fish now. So if you're feeling unsure about cooking fish, try this out and I think you'll have success.
The salmon bakes in the oven while the glaze is made on the stovetop. Once the salmon is done, remove from the oven and top with the sauce and it's ready to serve. 6-8 minutes is the perfect amount of time to cook the salmon- it was flaky and moist and almost too easy!
Tip for quick salmon
The freshness of the orange and rosemary pair perfectly with the garlic and make the most delicious glaze for the salmon. One important tip is to make sure you have your garlic and rosemary chopped because the recipe moves quick and it's best to have everything ready. I even zest and juice the orange before the salmon goes in the oven- it makes it so much easier. A citrus zester is the best tool for this and makes it so quick.
How to serve the salmon
This is great with some roasted or sautéed veggies, a baked potato, or a salad. If you tolerate grains, then rice or pasta pair amazing with it.
You'll love this orange glazed salmon and here are a few more seafood recipes to try:
Orange Glazed Salmon
- Preheat oven to 425° and line a sheet tray with parchment paper.
- Salt each filet with ½ teaspoon of salt and bake 6-8 minutes.
- While salmon is baking, combine ghee and garlic in a sauce pan over medium heat and cook for about 3 minutes.
- Add the rosemary, orange zest, and orange juice. Cook for another 3 minutes.
- Stir in the tapioca starch, making sure to mix well so no lumps remain. Stir until slightly thickened and then turn off the heat.
- Remove salmon from the oven, plate and top with garlic orange sauce.