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Easy Flavorful Roasted Salmon Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Roasted Salmon With Wilted Spinach

There are many ways to season fish, but one great technique for super juicy salmon is to use both a marinade and spice rub. This recipe does just that: it gives the salmon a double dose of seasonings. First, the salmon is soaked in a bath of orange juice, olive oil, and thyme. This mixture seeps into the fish and ensures a moist interior. Next, the salmon is rubbed with brown sugar, paprika, and cinnamon. This blend creates a tasty crust on the outside of the fish. The resulting salmon is perfectly cooked — flaky, rich, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. It's served on a bed of wilted spinach, and for a hearty pairing, offer baked brown rice on the side. Sound tasty? Get the recipe.

Roasted Salmon With Wilted Spinach

Roasted Salmon With Wilted Spinach

Easy Flavorful Roasted Salmon Recipe 2010-02-02 13:19:52


  1. 1/4 cup orange juice
  2. 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  3. 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves , divided
  4. 2 pounds salmon fillets
  5. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  6. 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  7. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 bag (10 ounces) fresh spinach leaves


  1. Mix orange juice, 2 tablespoons of the oil and 1 teaspoon of the thyme in small bowl. Place salmon in glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat. Cover. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix brown sugar, smoked paprika, cinnamon, orange peel, remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and sea salt in small bowl.
  3. Remove salmon from marinade. Place in greased foil-lined baking pan. Discard any remaining marinade.
  4. Rub top of salmon evenly with smoked paprika mixture. Roast 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add spinach; cook 2 minutes or until wilted. Serve salmon over spinach.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Oh goddess I know what I am serving for dinner tonight!! And I actually have all the darn ingredients! Wooot!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Salmon is a favorite in our house. Thanks for this great recipe.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Oo, this looks fantastic. We haven't had salmon in a long time and I only have two or three ways of preparing it, so I'll have to give this a try.
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