This orange salmon recipe makes a delicious, quick and easy weeknight meal perfect for family suppers or when entertaining!

This orange salmon recipe makes a delicious, quick and easy weeknight meal perfect for family suppers or when entertaining! //

If someone told me that I could only have one thing to eat for the rest of my life, I’d pray that it could be fish. Especially wild-caught salmon. It is one of my all-time favorites and I’ve shared so many salmon recipes previously – from my parmesan herb salmon to my favorite grilled salmon recipe and just about everything in between. 

Orange Salmon Recipe

But, recently while in Florida, I decided to use some fresh oranges in a marinade for my salmon. Oh my word, this Orange Salmon is simply scrumptious! I just whisked together my orange juice with honey, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, and a little ground ginger. The smell of the marinade alone is reason enough to make this dish! It smells incredible!

Once I had my orange marinade whipped together, I then placed my salmon in a sealable bag, poured in the marinade, sealed it up and let it marinate for up to an hour before we grilled it, let it rest and then devoured every last morsel of it!

It was fabulous!

I’m now making sure that I have plenty of fresh oranges on hand for this weekly obsession!

Here’s my Orange Salmon Recipe. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Orange Salmon Recipe

5 from 14 votes
This orange salmon recipe makes a delicious, quick and easy weeknight meal perfect for family suppers or when entertaining!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1/4 cup orange juice, about 1 medium orange
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 (1-3) pound salmon fillet


  • Whisk together orange juice, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, and ginger in a 2-cup measuring cup. Place salmon in large zip top bag and pour marinade in with salmon. Close and allow to marinate 20 minutes to an hour.
  • When ready to cook, preheat grill or grill pan over medium heat. Brush with olive oil.
  • Remove salmon from zip top bag and place onto grill pan. Cook 2 – 5 minutes (depending on thickness of salmon). With tongs or a large spatula, turn salmon over to the other side to cook another 2 – 5 minutes (depending on the thickness). Remove from grill pan and allow to rest about 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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    1. You can use this marinade with salmon steaks, as well, Robert. Hope you enjoy!

    1. I like to have skin on the salmon when grilling, Chris. I grill the salmon skin side down. I think it makes the salmon more moist. Before serving, I remove the skin. I hope this helps and you enjoy the salmon.

  1. 5 stars
    What a wonderful recipe for the marinade! I don’t have a grill so after marinading the salmon I browned both sides briefly in a non-stick frying pan, using a little olive oil and butter. Then I poured the marinade over the salmon and essentially poached it. After removing the cooked salmon, I reduced the marinade to use as a sauce. Garnished with orange slices and served with asparagus and tiny roast potatoes, it was heavenly — and so easy and quick. Thank you!

    1. Alison, thanks for the tips on how to make this without a grill. I love the sides you serve with the salmon.

  2. 5 stars
    This was legitimately delicious, and earned the seal of approval from a three year old who doesn’t like fish, and a one year old exploring flavors (not to mention the adults!). We used steelhead trout on a charcoal grill. Will do again.

    1. Gwyn, I always felt like any recipe my son liked when he was little was a winner. It sounds like this one was for your children. Thanks.

    1. Bob, grill pans have raised ridges in the bottom. You can cook food on your stovepot similar to the way you would cook on a grill. My favorite is a cast iron one. Hope this helps!

  3. Thank you Robyn for this amazing recipe. Coupled the grilled salmon with some farm fresh stir fried veggies. Was a great hit and had to do an encore. Norwegian salmon twice a week till people tire out, which I feel is not happening soon.

    1. 5 stars
      Great, simple and quick marinade. I’ve made this several times and it’s always amazing! I use fresh ginger in place of ground and include a sliced jalapeno for some heat. It’s now our go to and would work with any protein including tofu.

    1. I’ve not made it that way, Dorothy. I love the flavor the salmon gets in this recipe. Hope you enjoy it! xo