Looking for an easy fish recipe? I have an easy gourmet recipe that is sweet with just a little bit of heat. Blood Orange Jalapeño Salmon is sure to knock your socks off.
Recipe was created using Golden Door Blood Orange Marmalade as part of a recipe contest for Eat Write Retreat.
Marmalade was given to me. Recipe was created by me.
Who remembers my tease of an image the other week? I never did give you the big unboxing, did I?! Here’s why. I am unveiling those items little by little. I had so many ideas for easy and delicious recipes, that I decided to show you one at a time.
Today we have Golden Door Blood Orange Marmalade. Blood orange, lemon, sugar, and a splash of bourbon make this one spectacular marmalade. This is no ordinary marmalade. Unlike many you buy at the store, this one reminds me of a citrus butter, with the texture being most similar to an apple butter. With the citrusy sweetness and the distinct flavor of blood orange, I wanted to add a bit of gentle heat for some contrast and I was sure it would pair nicely with the salmon I bought last week.
I had originally planned to make our favorite buffalo salmon but decided I was in the mood for something different – something sweet and sassy that could be made in no time at all and still taste light, fresh, and healthy. No one has the energy to slave over a hot stove for any long amount of time right now – it’s so hot outside!
And I have a little secret for you. While this fish recipe looks gourmet, it is so easy and quick – with just a few ingredients you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. YES! You read that right – an easy gourmet meal in under 30. Are you ready to cook easy?
- 16 oz. salmon
- 1/2 cup Golden Door Blood Orange Marmalade
- 1 – 2 tablespoons jalapeño, finely minced – 1 tablespoon if you want a hint of jalapeño, 2 if you want more heat
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Turn oven broiler on.
- Put 1-2 teaspoons olive oil in cast iron skillet or on baking tray and put it the oven to heat.
- Add 1 teaspoon olive oil to small frying pan on stovetop over medium heat.
- Add jalapeño to pan and cook until soft – up to 5 minutes.
- Add blood orange marmalade and cook over medium heat, stirring often.
- Once marmalade and jalapeño mixture thickens and is bubbly, turn off. (Approximately 5 minutes)
- Pull heated pan from oven and place fish on it, skin side down.
- Spoon marmalade sauce over top fish and spread to coat.
- Broil until done – 10-15 minutes, depending on salmon’s thickness.
I recommend serving blood orange jalapeño salmon over rice, salad, or wilted spinach. This makes a super easy gourmet dinner at home. Why go out when you can make a delicious dinner this quickly at home?