Orange Juice Salmon


Your family will devour this orange juice salmon recipe!   This dish is semi-sweet, citrusy, and bright!  All you need is a few ingredients, foil or parchment paper, and 30 minutes for baking this salmon in the oven!  This salmon has loads of protein and tastes great with a side of potatoes, broccoli, or asparagus! 

Salmon makes a delicious and easy main course!  Salmon has many health benefits, potassium, vitamin a, calcium, and fatty acids.  Salmon is low in calories, sodium, and cholesterol. When paired with veggies for dinner, this meal will provide loads of nutrition for your family!   Kids will love it because it tastes sweet, and adults will love it because it is healthy and delicious!


One large salmon fillet or you can also use smaller salmon fillets.

a dash of salt and black pepper

olive oil

minced dried onion or fresh onion

2-3 cloves garlic

Dijon mustard

Brown Sugar – you can also sub honey or maple syrup

Bottled or fresh orange juice

Orange zest or Orange slices for a garnish.

Equipment needed 

sheet pan

Tinfoil or parchment paper


Pastry brush

This salmon is so good!  I have gotten into adding orange juice to recipes lately.  If you like this salmon, then you might want to try my orange juice cookies, orange juice cookie bars, or my orange juice broccoli salad 

Orange Juice Salmon


  • 1 2-3 pound salmon fillet
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1.5 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice


  • orange zest
  • orange slices


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Lay salmon over 1-2 pieces of foil or parchment paper and pat salmon dry with a paper towel

  3. sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic onion, and brown sugar.

  4. Brush Dijon mustard over the salmon

  5. Pour orange juice over salmon.

  6. Form a foil or parchment paper packet over the salmon, leaving room open for the salmon to steam.

  7. bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the salmon has reached an internal temp of 145 degrees f. Let the salmon rest for 10 minutes before serving.

I hope this salmon recipe brightens your winter!  If you make this orange juice salmon, I would love to hear how it turned out!  Please comment below this blog post or tag me on social media and let me know how it turned out for you!  You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


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