Orange Salmon

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I love it when our family finally gets the chance to visit my mom, who lives several states away from us.  The time in between visits are far to long, but when we finally do see each other we always have the best adventures together.  And it must be known those adventures will inevitably include food of some sort.  One of those adventures is now a must do on our to do list every time we visit, this adventure is none other than Whole Foods Market.  I know what your thinking a grocery store, seriously!  And yes, I am completely serious.  I am certain that Whole Foods Market is what my heaven will be like, and I am forever grateful to my mama for introducing this glorious place to me.

I could spend hours there, who am I kidding I do spend hours there.  I will happily walk down every aisle reading all the fabulous labels of sauces, spices, lotions, yogurts, and beers oblivious to all things in the outside world.  And yes, we always walk out of there with a great big hole in  our pocket.  But some things in life are just worth it.

The best Whole Foods experience came on the day, when in their delicious and amazing, pay by the pound, all prepared and cooked foods imaginable, smorgasbord,  food cafeteria area we found and then devoured the orange salmon.  My mom and I could not get enough of it.  So, we decided to figure out that recipe on our own, and my brilliant mama did!

Serves 4-6

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 T honey
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 2 lbs Salmon
  • 1 sliced orange
  • chopped cilantro

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare your salmon by cutting it into desired fillet sizes, making sure all bones have been removed, and then simply salt and pepper the salmon fillets.
  3. Make the orange glaze by adding fresh squeezed orange juice (there are such few ingredients in this dish, trust me and use fresh squeezed) and honey to a sauce pan.  Heat to a boil and then whisk in the corn starch slurry (equal parts corn starch and cold water).Canon Camera Aug2016 063
  4. Top Salmon with orange glaze and a fresh orange slice.  Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Top with cilantro and extra orange glaze, serve with rice and vegetables.Canon Camera Aug2016 064

Such sweetness is life, when a delicious meal can transport your heart directly back to those you love.  Enjoy.




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