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Orange and Ginger Baked Salmon

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Serves 6

Beautiful light and easy dinner that looks like you’ve been slaving for hours. The surprise is that it’s done in under 18 minutes!
Per serve: 1115.5kj (265.6cals); 15g total fat (3.6g saturated fat); 0.3g fibre


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You’ll need

800g salmon fillet, skin removed, pin-boned
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
¼ cup orange juice
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp fresh dill leaves
3 spring onions, finely sliced (garnish)

Let’s go

Heat oven to 200°C. Line a shallow oven tray or dish with baking paper and place fillet on baking paper. Make a few cuts in the salmon fillet (to allow the sauce to infuse the fillet).

Combine soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, orange juice, ginger, garlic and brown sugar and pour over fillet massaging the sauce into those cuts. Place the tray into the oven and cook for 12 minutes for rare or 17 minutes for medium.  Sprinkle over dill and spring onions.

Cook’s Notes

  • It’s best to get the fillet for this dish at a fish shop – fresh food markets are fabulous for this – and have someone pin-bone the fillet for you.
  • I’ve also pan-fried some oranges for this dish. This is totally optional, but it looks lovely on the dish and allows for an extra orange kick for anyone who wants it.
  • For a darker colour on top of the salmon, place it under the grill for the last 2-3 minutes.

Why it’s good for you
We all need to eat more fish and this dish is a perfect way to start. Salmon is packed with omega 3s, tryptophan, vitamins B and D. It’s also a great source of protein.
Per serve: 1115.5kj (265.6cals); 15g total fat (3.6g saturated fat); 0.3g fibre

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