Honey orange salmon fillets

honey orange salmon

 🍴  Servings: 4

🥣 Category: Fish

💪 Difficulty Level: 3/5 

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One of the classic festive dishes in our family is this honey orange salmon. A sensationally delicious dish that can be prepared very quickly and offers a luxurious experience. And when served with mint green pea puree, the harmony of flavors is almost perfect. Be sure to fry the salmon skin until crispy! And of course drizzle a lot with the Asian-inspired sauce that makes this cool fish dish so special.

Fish consumption and its physiological effects

Omega-3 essential fatty acids

They have been linked to improved heart, brain, and vascular health, reduced systemic inflammation, and even the prevention of some neurodegenerative diseases. They are especially important during fetal development for the development of the brain and retina.

Vitamins found in fish

Fish is a good source of vitamin A, which protects the skin and mucous membranes, and vitamin D, which is required for bone formation and immune system function, but it is also high in vitamins B1, B2, which are involved in various metabolic processes, and B12, which is necessary for blood formation. The vitamin and mineral content of fish varies greatly depending on the fish species and habitat.

Fish as a calcium source

One of the most significant barriers to the spread of fish consumption is that most people today despise fish bones. There are, however, several solutions to this problem. On the one hand, we can choose fish like catfish that are completely free of small fibers. We don’t have to give up the other, stringier fish as well. From the fillet easily remove the bones with fish tweezers.

A high-protein source

Despite the fact that fish meat contains 65-85% water, it is one of the best sources of protein. A significant portion of the remaining portion – 16-30% of the total weight of the fish meat – is made up of different proteins. Fish is a complete protein source because its proteins contain all of the essential amino acids. Its consumption contributes to the maintenance of fat-free body mass, i.e., it helps to prevent muscle mass loss during weight loss when combined with appropriate exercise. It can be prepared quickly and is easily digestible for most people due to its loose structure and high water content.

Back to the recipe of the honey orange salmon!

We wish you a very pleasant time while cooking! To help you, you can find our short film about making it at the bottom of the page. Enjoy your honey orange salmon!

Ingredients of honey orange salmon:

    • 400 g salmon fillet
    • 50 g butter
    • 100 ml orange juice
    • 3 tbsp honey
    • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
    • 3 cloves of garlic
    • salt & pepper


  1. Remove unnecessary moisture from the salmon with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Cut into 4 equal slices.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan and heat up. Place the salmon pieces in the hot butter and fry on the skin side over a medium heat until the skin is crispy (about 4-5 minutes).
  3. Turn the slices over and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the orange juice and cook for 2 minutes until thickened. Add the crushed garlic and cook for another 1 minute. Slide the fish slices into one half of the pan and add the soy sauce and honey. Cook for 2-3 minutes, basting the salmon slices repeatedly with the honey-orange sauce. Serve with green pea puree and enjoy the honey-orange salmon!

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