Ancho Citrus Baked Salmon

Who doesn’t love an easy but tasty salmon marinade? This ancho citrus marinade is made using a handful of ingredients, most of which you’ll already have in your kitchen! It’s the perfect sweet but spicy sauce to use on baked salmon!

Ancho Citrus Baked Salmon is a simple, easy, low fat, vitamin packed, deliciously tasty recipe! This ancho citrus marinade is an ideal sauce to use for salmon! #easysalmonrecipes #salmonmarinade #sauceforsalmon www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Ancho Citrus Baked Salmon is a simple, easy, low fat, vitamin packed, deliciously tasty recipe! This ancho citrus salmon marinade is an ideal sauce to use for your salmon with all the flavors!

Ancho Citrus Baked Salmon takes less than 30 minutes to prepare! The ingredients are usually in my kitchen and can be stored in the freezer for weeks if needed. That means I can pretty much make this whenever I feel like it.

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I love having ingredients on hand! Lastly, it is packed with good stuff.

Ancho Citrus Baked Salmon is a simple, easy, low fat, vitamin packed, deliciously tasty recipe! This ancho citrus marinade is an ideal sauce to use for salmon! #easysalmonrecipes #salmonmarinade #sauceforsalmon www.savoryexperiments.com

The glaze base is orange juice concentrate, which does have natural sugars, but lacks extra fats or oils. The spices are natural antioxidants. Lemon adds vitamin C.

You can even vary the amount of chili powder used to control the heat, however I prefer mine caliente!

If you love seafood as much as I do then just trust me because you’ll love this recipe. The ancho citrus marinade brings the exact amount of spicy yet sweet flavor needed to make this recipe one of a kind!

Your salmon should flake easily with a fork when it’s finished, making it exquisitely delicious.

Ancho Citrus Salmon Recipe - a base of orange juice concentrate, lemon, ancho chili powder and a drip of honey. www.savoryexperiments.com

Just writing about this recipe is making my mouth water. I might just have to make this recipe again pretty soon. I love my seafood and spice so this recipe is the perfect combination.

I mean it’s technically quite a healthy recipe so more than once a week is okay, right?

You can even take your Ancho Chili Baked Salmon leftovers and make it into a salad! I just take my salmon and add spring greens, avocado, parmesan crisps, yellow tomatoes and ranch dressing for another delicious meal.

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Tools for making Ancho Citrus Baked Salmon:

Zester and Juicer– Another kitchen necessity! Whether it be a savory or sweet recipe, every house needs a way to zest and juice citrus. Also great for making cocktails!

Casserole Dish– another kitchen essential! Here is a fabulous variety pack so you always have the right size!

Ancho Citrus Baked Salmon is a simple, easy, low fat, vitamin packed, deliciously tasty recipe! This ancho citrus marinade is an ideal sauce to use for salmon! #easysalmonrecipes #salmonmarinade #sauceforsalmon www.savoryexperiments.com
Ancho Citrus Salmon Recipe - a base of orange juice concentrate, lemon, ancho chili powder and a drip of honey. www.savoryexperiments.com

Ancho Citrus Salmon

4.73 from 11 votes
Ancho Citrus Baked Salmon is a simple, easy, low fat, vitamin packed, deliciously tasty recipe! This ancho citrus marinade is an ideal sauce to use for salmon! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a vented broiler pan with cooking spray. Rinse salmon fillets and place on broiler pan. Using a vented broiler pan cooks the fish evenly and quicker because the heat is circulating around the entire fillet.
  • Combine lemon juice through orange juice concentrate in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until combined. Lower heat to keep warm.
  • Baste salmon fillets with glaze and place in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove and baste again. Cook for an additional 5 minutes
  • Baste and cook for an additional 5 minutes. It will be a total of 15 minutes in the oven. Fish should flake easily with a fork. Do not serve salmon (unless sushi grade) under medium. Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of the fillet. Allow to sit for 2-3 minutes before serving.
  • Drizzle more glaze over fillets or serve with a small dipping container on the side. Enjoy!
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, make sure to come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 350 kcal, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 35 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 93 mg, Sodium: 400 mg, Potassium: 1167 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 24 g, Vitamin A: 925 IU, Vitamin C: 61.5 mg, Calcium: 45 mg, Iron: 2.2 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 350
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon
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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. I’m very confused!! Step two of the ancho citrus salmon says to combine the lemon juice and the o j concentrate. What about all the other ingredients? The recipe doesn’t say what to do with everything else. Do I combine everything else and rub on salmon or does everything else go into the o j mixture?

    1. Hi, the step states to combine lemon juice THROUGH OJ concentrate, would include all other ingredients listed between those two.