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Orange Glazed Salmon and Stir Fried Veggies

Orange glazed salmon with stir fried veggies is a quick, easy, and healthy dinner recipe. This is one of my favorite easy salmon recipes, because it’s so packed with flavor.

plate of orange glazed salmon with vegetables on the side

My sister in law Jamie has been raving about this orange glazed salmon recipe 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 simple 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. Usually, they eat most of their veggies raw (tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini slices, carrots) but they really dug into the stir fry that night, and I was so happy about that.

plate of orange glazed salmon with carrots, white onions, zucchini, and broccoli

Making the orange glazed salmon is incredibly easy!

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.  Slice zucchini, carrots and onions, and cook them for just a few minutes, so they still have a little crunch to them, then sprinkle 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 cooked separately, the same way, but I added a tiny bit of sesame oil and a nice pinch of sesame seeds at the last minute. Good stuff.

plate of orange glazed salmon with carrots, white onions, zucchini, and broccoli

I hope you enjoy the orange glazed salmon stir fry as much as my family does.

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Orange Glazed Salmon and Stir Fried Veggies

Orange Glazed Salmon and Stir Fried Veggies

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Stovetop

Orange glazed salmon with stir fried veggies is a quick, easy, and healthy dinner recipe. This is one of my favorite easy salmon recipes, because it’s so packed with flavor.


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

Instructions

  1. Combine Cajun seasoning, brown sugar and salt in a small bowl.  Rub over both sides of fillets.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Notes

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

close up of stir fried broccoli and carrots on a plate with orange glazed salmon in the background

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24 comments on “Orange Glazed Salmon and Stir Fried Veggies”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. I love the orange glaze! Great meal!

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!!

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. We love any type of glazed salmon. yummy!

  15. This looks not only healthy but absolutely delicious.
    Mary

  16. I love salmon and this sounds and looks great!

  17. 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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  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

    • 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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