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Seared Orange-Honey Crusted Salmon

I’ve made this recipe many times each time with a few minor changes.  I’ve marinated the salmon with honey and orange, with honey and lemon, with pomegranate molasses, with petimezi (grape molasses), with Asian flavours, etc.  Salmon is one of my favourite fishes and still have a lot of recipes I have not posted.

Although I thought I had posted this recipe with orange, honey and orange zest, which makes all the difference, I think it is worth having it on record as it was delicious.   I served it with pumpkin potato puree.


Orange-Honey Crusted Salmon, recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Marinating time:  30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 5 – 6


  • 2 salmon fillets (about 1 kilo)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp Greek honey
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 orange (about 1/2 cup)

For the crust:

  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons almonds, skin on
  • 6 tbsp spice mixture


  1. Wash, dry and cut salmon into servings.  Remove any bones.
  2. Mix honey, orange juice and zest and marinate the salmon.  Reserve the marinade.
  3. In a spice grinder add the almonds, spices and breadcrumbs and powder.
  4. Coat the salmon on both sides.
  5. In a sautéing pan heat the olive oil and sauté the salmon, skin facing down for about 5 minutes until browned and then turn on the other side as well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  6. Turn salmon again over so that skin is down.  Baste the salmon distrubuting marinade on top of fish.
  7. Transfer to a preheated oven to 180o C / 350o F and cook for 10 more minutes.


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20 Responses

  1. Mmmhhh, flavorful! That flavor combination is extraordinary.

    Have a lovely Sunday!



  2. Lovely looking salmon, looks very healthy indeed Ivy!

  3. I like salmon too and yours look quite enticing. We used to have fresh salmon fished off our coast but the fishery has collapsed, so no more local salmon for us 🙁

  4. exotic and flavorful,love it!:)

  5. I love salmon!!!Orange and honey….Great flavors!

  6. Sounds delicious! I love the presentation!

  7. hello Ivy very tempting to combine salmon and orange !! Pierre

  8. l’orange se marie merveilleusement bien avec ce poisson
    bonne journée

  9. Ben

    Oh yeah! I’d love to try this one. I bet the orange gives it a completely different and delicious flavor.

  10. Citrusy orange and an almond crust sounds great with salmon! The pumpkin potato puree looks great too.

  11. I am so happy you come up with these tasty fish ideas! When the subject is fish, I am hopeless… It really sound very GOOD!!!

  12. Ivy, like the idea of orange with salmon…looks very tasty. I will have to give this a try since I am trying to get my husband to eat more fish 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you have a great week ahead 🙂

  13. You had me at ORANGE and SEARED! This looks fantastic!

  14. je trouve que le saumon se marie bien avec l’orange et le miel, un vrai régal
    bonne soirée

  15. Love the citrus flavour Ivy! And I agree salmon is just so good and versatile.

  16. A plate of lovely flavors. the puree looks amazing and I love salmon with citrus!

  17. Jean

    Interesting recipe. I like the marination with honey and orange. It’s something new for me. Should be an exciting taste and aroma.


  18. I really think that honey and citrus must be my favorite flavorings for fish. This is stunning! And I’ve been on an orange kick lately. A beautiful recipe, Ivy!

  19. Hi Ivy, I took a look at your Greek spice mixture. 6 Tbsp. of that would add a lot of good flavor. I like the way you arranged your plate with all the orange foods, the orange rind, the butternut squash potatoes, and the carrots. Pretty!

    • Ivy

      Thank you Mary. Don’t fear about the six tbsp spices because it makes a wonderful flavourful crust.