Orange, ginger and honey. Can you think of a more scrumptious flavor combination for a sauce to top a delicious, flakey salmon? I sure can’t. This sauce comes together with just 4 simple ingredients, but it’s bursting with flavor!
All you need is the juice of two oranges, soy sauce (or coconut aminos, more on this in a minute), ginger and honey. What could be more simple? It’s downright perfect for topping your delicious salmon. Your family will not be able to resist this incredible orange ginger honey salmon.
Coconut aminos is (are?) a great soy sauce substitute which is much healthier, lighter and less sodium-packed that regular soy sauce. It tastes quite similar to soy sauce, so much so that when it is incorporated in a recipe, you will be hard-pressed to tell the difference.
You’ll simply simmer the ingredients on the stove until it reduces to a thick sauce-like consistency. This takes some time, but I find that if you use a wide-bottom pan, the liquid will evaporate and thicken the sauce quicker. Next, you’ll just add the sauce on top of the salmon and cook in the oven until done.
This orange ginger honey salmon would pair perfectly with some rice and broccoli, perhaps topped with more of the same sauce? 😀
If you try this orange ginger honey salmon, please leave some feedback in the comments below. I’d also love to know what your favorite flavor combination with salmon is. I hope you enjoy!
Orange Ginger Honey Salmon (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)
- Juice of two oranges or 1 cup orange juice
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos or gluten-free soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1 lb salmon thawed if frozen
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- Cilantro for garnish
- pinch salt I love this Himalayan pink salt
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Over medium high heat, heat the orange juice, lime juice, ginger, honey and coconut aminos/soy sauce in a medium sauce pan.
- Allow the mixture to come to a boil, and heat until sauce has thickened to a sauce-like consistency, approximately 10-15 minutes. I find that stirring the sauce constantly helps it to thicken faster. Watch towards the end that it does not burn. It is finished when it has reached a honey-like consistency (see photo above)
- Spread sauce over salmon.
- Garnish with slices of oranges, if desired.
- Place in oven for 8-12 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon pieces.
- Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!