King Solomon’s Sweet Orange Salmon

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A closeup of the finished dish - sweet orange salmon, displayed on top of a bed of greens.

Here’s a little Hebrew trivia for you.  Did you know that salmon, the deliciously healthy fish many of us love to eat is named after King Solomon of both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament? The Hebrew spelling of “King Solomon” is actually שַׂלְמוֹן‎ Śalmōn or  Śalmāh in the Hebrew:שַׂלְמָה or Śalmāh in the Greek: σαλμων

Are you as big a fan of salmon as I am? I fell in love with this recipe the first time I tried it at my friend Vivi’s house. Her and her husband, Eli, moved to the Unites States over 20 years ago from Israel, where she attended the University of Minnesota and he established a Jewelry store called Apple Valley Diamonds.  As fate would have it, our we became neighbors and soon after friends, connected by our love for culture, food and each other.

Two servings of sweet orange salmon are displayed next to each other, with cutlery resting on top of a white napkin sitting between the two plates. A glass of water is displayed as well.

Vivi and I have spent many hours in each others kitchens learning to make the others recipes.  Some were traditional dishes from generations past while others were new inspirations.  All were made over a cup of Israeli coffee and plenty of laughter.

Though this salmon recipe isn’t a traditional Israeli dish, it tops my list of favorites because of it’s versatility.  The combination of citrus orange and salty Tamari mixed with a lightly sweet brown sugar sauce that marinates over the salmon filet  before baking is an unexpected delight.  Serve it over a bed of lettuce, rice, mashed potatoes, or sautéed vegetables and use the extra marinade as a dressing or gravy.  It quick and easy to make and would be an excellent entree to serve at your next dinner gathering or for a family meal.  Don’t forget to impress your table guests with a little Hebrew Trivia and tell them they are eating a meal fit for a king!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you’ve made it please share it with me by tagging @culinary.butterfly on Instagram or @culinarybutterfly on Pinterest, or by using the hashtag #culinarybutterfly on Facebook

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Sweet Orange Salmon Recipe Yum
Course Entrees
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Entrees
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Rinse and place salmon fillet in a baking pan large enough to fit filet.
  2. In small bowl, whisk orange juice, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, and brown sugar. Pour liquid over top of salmon filet, cover baking pan with foil, transfer to refrigerator and marinate for 1 hour or up to 12 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Transfer baking pan to oven and bake 20 minutes. Turn salmon over and continue to bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Idea and Suggestions!

  • Double the marinade measurements for extra sauce to pour over salmon, salad, potatoes, or other side items.
  • Serve over a green salad, bed of rice, mashed potatoes, or your favorite vegetable.

Recipe by Vivi Mizrahi for www.culinarybutterfly.com

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