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Orange Glazed Salmon and Stir Fried Veggies

by Aggies Kitchen on April 27, 2011

My sister in law Jamie has been raving about this salmon for a while. I finally tried it not long ago and she was so right, it is absolutely delicious. The whole family enjoyed it, including my kids. I served it along side some simply stir fried vegetables…it was one of those nights where I was trying to clear out the produce drawer so everything went in the pan. Surprisingly, my kids enjoyed all of the vegetables too…they usually eat most of their veggies raw (tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini slices, carrots) but they really dug into this plate that night, and I was so happy about that.

The salmon is first coated with some cajun seasoning and then dressed in a very simple glaze made of orange marmalade and lime juice. You can easily make this for any weeknight meal in no time. For the veggies, I used a wok, heated on high heat with a little canola oil.  I used sliced zucchini, carrots and onions and cooked them for just a few minutes so they still had a little crunch to them, then sprinkled them with some salt and pepper. When making a stir fry like this make sure you slice up the veggies to about the same size, this will ensure everything cooks up at the same speed and keeps everything crunchy – or not so crunchy – whatever you desire. The broccoli I did separately, the same way but made it a little different with a tiny bit of sesame oil and a nice pinch of sesame seeds at the last minute. Good stuff.

Orange-Glazed Salmon

Recipe by Cuisine at Home Preview Magazine, discovered on Mom’s Cooking Club

Serving:  4 fillets
Ingredients
3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup Seville orange marmalade (like Crosse & Blackwell)
1 tablespoon lime juice
Directions
Combine Cajun seasoning, brown sugar and salt in a small bowl.  Rub over both sides of fillets.
Saute fillets in oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.  Turn and saute an additional 2-3 minutes.

Blend marmalade and lime juice; swirl in skillet until melted.  Carefully turn fish to glaze on all sides.  The salmon is done when it begins to flake when tested with a fork.

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Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} April 27, 2011 at 8:46 am

Hey GirlFriend! This looks SO good. Our family (even my picky daughter) LOVES salmon and my hubby LOVES cajun flavors….. So we are going to make this sometime this week. Can’t wait to try it with these yummy veggies. You rock the best recipes. YUM! Have a super day.

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Erica April 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

I so wish I liked slamon….I’ve tried! This glaze looks amazing though. I’m thinking maybe it’d be awesome on chicken?

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merry jennifer April 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Salmon is probably my favorite fish – and my husband’s least favorite. Which means I can only eat it when he’s away or when we’re out to dinner. So sad.
This recipe does look pretty darn amazing.

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fittingbackin April 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm

this salmon sounds wonderful! I’ve never used this marmalade before but love the citrusy taste of orange so i’m sure i’d like this recipe!

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Jamie April 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm

So glad you tried this recipe Aggie and that the family loved it too! Your stir fry veggies go perfect with it. I love this healthy easy dish.

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muppy April 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I really love the sound of this and it looks delicious.

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bellini April 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

It does look good Aggie and the fact that is healthy too is just a bonus.

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Maria April 29, 2011 at 10:19 am

I love the orange glaze! Great meal!

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Melanie Flinn April 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Mmm, just got hungry reading this post. I am always up for a new way to prepare salmon. This sounds great!

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Lauren Slayton April 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm

This looks great, salmon is one of my favorites. I generally do shrimp or a white flaky (boring) fish for the kids but I’ll give this a whirl.

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Denise @ Creative Kitchen April 29, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Aggie,

Isn’t it great when we are able to use up all those veggies! Of course I have a rabbit now to help out if something goes a little to far for our tastes ;) LOVE roasting veggies and the marmalade glaze sounds amazing!!

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

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Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen April 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

Looks fantastic, I love salmon!

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SMITH BITES May 1, 2011 at 11:23 am

oh lawd i love this – the cajun spice would pair beautifully against the sweet of the orange sauce – not sure it gets any better than this one – will definitely try it the next time we have salmon!

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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm

omg looks great. I am bookmarking this one. Still no power here but I got a blog up even though.. Hope you had a good weekend

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Jennifer (Savor) May 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm

We love any type of glazed salmon. yummy!

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Mary May 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

This looks not only healthy but absolutely delicious.
Mary

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Winnie May 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I love salmon and this sounds and looks great!

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Kimberly M May 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I tried this today and it was AWESOME!!! The only thing I will change the next is only use two tablespoons of cajun seasoning…not because it was too much but because I use smaller pieces of salmon! Thanks for posting! ;)

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patsy May 18, 2011 at 9:22 am

I never think to stir-fry veggies as a side dish! Great idea! I’m also going to have to try this salmon dish as well… looks wonderful!

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Shelby May 25, 2011 at 6:11 am

This looks so yummy and full of flavor Aggie! I just made stir fry veggies the other night too – but had to add Shrimp. Unfortunately Grumpy will not eat Salmon. I keep telling him it is because he has not had it served to him in the right way!

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Gregg November 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Made this tonight.. even my picky 3-yr old daughter loved this (didn’t use the spice rub just brown sugar on hers). Have to say this was very easy to make.

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Aggies Kitchen November 17, 2011 at 7:35 am

Oh that is great news Gregg!! Love breakthroughs like this! Try the Bourbon Chicken recipe here on the blog with her too, she may like it! My kids also like the sweet and spicy salmon…same concept as this one, not spicy at all really. Thanks for letting me know!

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