Though my family typically enjoys bluefin tuna and striped bass that was previously caught by my father and brother during the summer, this past year was void of good fishing. Therefore, despite my mother not being entirely fond of fish, she has been making it a priority to prepare it at the least, once a week. Of course, getting salmon belly for one dollar per pound at a local fish store certainly made eating fish much easier, as that is a major discount. With all that said, today’s recipe is amazing regardless of if you are lucky enough to find salmon belly. Marinated in a sweet, citrus dressing, and topped with just a sprinkle of fresh sage before baking, this salmon dish will take your taste buds to new heights. Though I served it for dinner, it would also be a great breakfast recipe, regardless of if you can eat eggs or not.
Sage and Citrus Marinated Salmon
- 1 1/2 lb salmon fillets
- 1 medium sized lemon
- 1 small orange
- 2 tbsp fresh sage – chopped
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Place salmon in a medium sized bowl.
- Zest both the lemon and orange, the cut the lemon and orange in half, squeezing one half of the juice into a small mixing bowl.
- Add the zest, avocado oil, honey, and sea salt to the small mixing bowl, and stir until the marinade is combined.
- Pour marinade over the salmon, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- While the salmon is marinading, chop up fresh sage, and cut remaining halves of the orange and lemon into three thin slices each.
- Once the salmon is done marinading, place the fish a baking dish, sprinkling with the chopped sage, and placing lemon and orange circles on the top.
- Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, until the salmon is no longer translucent.
- Remove from the oven and allow to set for a couple of minutes before plating and serving with your favorite vegetables.
1 John 4:11-12 “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”