Have dinner on the table in minutes with this flavorful salmon dish. Select thin, six-ounce salmon fillets that are firm, but delicate. Once seared, the salmon takes on a buttery, melt-in-your mouth texture.

The fragrant sauce combines citrus juice with crisp fennel and salty olives. For a hearty meal, serve the salmon and vegetables atop couscous.

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Seared Salmon With Oranges and Fennel

Seared Salmon With Oranges and Fennel

Seared Salmon With Oranges and Fennel


2 navel oranges, peeled and segmented, plus 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 small fennel bulb (stalks removed), halved lengthwise, cored, and thinly sliced crosswise, fronds reserved for garnish (optional)
1/4 cup pitted green olives, halved
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
4 skinless salmon fillets (6 ounces each)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine orange segments and juice, fennel, olives, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon oil; season with salt and pepper, and toss gently. Set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining teaspoon oil over medium. Add salmon, flat side down; cook until browned, about 3 minutes.
  3. Turn salmon; cook until opaque throughout, 1 to 3 minutes more. Serve salmon topped with orange mixture; garnish with fennel fronds, if desired.

Serves 4.