citrus soy baked salmon
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Sweet Citrus-Soy Baked Salmon

This easy and delicious meal brings together the flavors of fresh salmon, sliced oranges, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and Santa Maria style seasoning for a bright and flavorful combination that you’re sure to enjoy!

citrus soy baked salmon

Whenever my sisters and I are all visiting my folks at the same time {which thanks to COVID has happened very rarely over the past couple years, but happened briefly before Christmas!}, we always end up with a lot of people piled into my folks’ tiny kitchen, ingredients flying every which way, and something delicious coming from it.

My dad threw down the challenge by bringing home this amazing salmon fillet from the Old Port Fish & Seafood Company out on the pier, which was also the starting point for this awesome halibut recipe of ours. It was my turn to cook, and it seemed like the perfect time to break out this sweet citrus and soy idea of mine.

We sliced up a bunch of fresh clementine oranges {because it’s California, and we have fresh everything} and spread them out on a sheet pan. This not only helps the orange infuse up into the fish, but keeps the fish off the pan and lets the heat get all around it for a more even cook. Then we laid the salmon fillets over the orange.

Finally, I whipped together a glaze of low sodium soy sauce, honey, and rice vinegar and we poured this over the fish and let it sit for a while. Last but not least, a little Santa Maria style all-purpose seasoning, but you can stick to just garlic salt, pepper, and a little parsley for this. Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes, and bam!

It gives you an awesomely delicious cut of fish!

We served ours up on yellow rice cooked with homemade broth, a side salad with my mom’s awesome homemade yogurt dill dressing, and a few slices of oranges plucked from the pan for garnish.

Perfect for enjoying out on the patio under the grape arbor for us – or just about anywhere you want to sit and enjoy some delicious fish!

Which we’re definitely trying to eat more of this year – gotta get all those healthy Omega-3s.

Here’s how you make it:

citrus soy baked salmon

Sweet Citrus-Soy Baked Salmon

This easy and delicious meal brings together the flavors of fresh salmon, sliced oranges, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and chili powder for a bright and flavorful combination that you're sure to enjoy!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 268 kcal


  • Baking sheet


  • 2 lb salmon fillet
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 small oranges sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley


  • Preheat your oven to 350F. Rub a baking sheet with olive oil.
  • Slice the oranges and spread an even layer of orange slices over the pan. Lay the salmon fillet over the oranges.
  • In a small ramekin or measuring cup, mix together the soy sauce, honey, and rice vinegar until well combined. Drizzle over the fish.
  • Season the fish with Santa Maria style all-purpose seasoning or with a mixture of garlic salt, black pepper, and parsley.
  • Bake the fish for 25-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145F. Remove from the heat and let the salmon cool slightly.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 31gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 790mgPotassium: 823mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 63IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fish, fresh, healthy, oranges, salmon
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This has been a real favorite of my family and it’s easy to make – I hope you enjoy as well!

citrus soy baked salmon

About the ChefKristin

Career Army officer with a tendency toward workaholism. On the side, self taught cook, carpenter, and gardener, working to build a beautiful life for my family. Trying to tilt my balance in the right direction.

1 Comment

  1. Salmon is not only delicious, but healthy, too.

    P.S. You said “sisters” rather than “sister” when I actually live with our parents, myself.

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