5 from 8 votes
Citrus & Honey Baked Salmon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This Citrus & Honey Roasted Salmon is jam packed with savory, sweet and sour flavors. Only 11 ingredients and ready (from prep to finish) in just 30 minutes, this salmon isn't just delicious and elegant, it is also SO easy!

Course: entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked, citrus, Easy, honey, quick, roasted, salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 304 kcal
  • 1 medium Fennel Bulb – thinly sliced*
  • 1 Blood Orange – thinly sliced & seeds removed
  • 1 Meyer (or regular) Lemon – thinly sliced & seeds removed
  • 4 Sprigs Thyme
  • 1 Red Chile or Serrano Chile – thinly sliced
  • 4 (6 ounce) Salmon Filets , skin on (preferably center cut)*
  • 1/4 cup + 1 TBS Honey , divided
  • 3 TBS Orange Juice
  • 3 TBS Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp each: Chili Powder, Cumin
  • 3 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil , divided
  • Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper , to taste
  • Optional Garnishes & Serving: Micro Greens, Scallions, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Arugula
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13’’ pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Make the Marinade:  In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of honey, orange juice, lemon juice, chili powder and cumin. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the mixture and set aside to use as a sauce. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the marinade and whisk together.  Place the salmon in a large Ziploc bag and pour on the citrus-honey marinade. Transfer to the refrigerator and let marinate for 20 minutes.*
  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice the fennel, orange, lemon and chile. Be sure to remove and discard the seeds from the citrus.
  4. Toss the fennel, orange slices, lemon slices, thyme, and chile in the pan. Toss with 1 tablespoon of oil and season with sea salt and pepper. Spread the fennel mixture out across the prepared pan to create a “bed” for the salmon.
  5. Remove the salmon from the bag and place it, skin side down, on top of the fennel mixture. Use a pastry brush to apply the excess honey mixture to the tops of the salmon. Season generously with sea salt and pepper.
  6. Roast the salmon in the oven for 15-25 minutes*, or until fish is cooked and flakes easily with a fork.  Meanwhile, add the remaining tablespoon of honey to the reserved sauce and whisk to combine. 
  7. Remove from salmon from the oven, drizzle with reserved citrus-honey sauce and top with desired garnishes. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Citrus & Honey Baked Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 886mg25%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 25.6mg31%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.