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Citrus salmon in a metal sheet pan, it is surrounded by greens and garnished with citrus slices.
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Citrus Glazed Salmon

Tender, flakey salmon with a sweet and bright citrus glaze.  Cook this meal up in minutes for a gourmet meal without breaking a sweat.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 393kcal


  • 1 lb salmon fillets about 4
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter sliced into 5-6 tabs


  • Zest the entire lemon, entire orange, and entire grapefruit. Combine zest and brown sugar in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Place fillet on a large sheet of foil that has been sprayed with non stick spray.
  • Season filets with salt and pepper
  • Rub the mixture on top of the filets.  Distribute evenly between each filet.
  • Place the butter tabs evenly on top of the filets.
  • Slice the lemon, orange, and grapefruit into ¼ inch slices. Cover the surface of the filet with the slices.
  • Seal the foil pack and marinate at room temperature for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to hot. Before cooking salmon, reduce heat to warm except for one burner.
  • Place salmon opposite the hot burner and cook for 10-15 minutes until opaque and flakes easily.


Citrus Salmon Q&A
How Do I Know When My Fish Is Done Cooking?
  • Cooked salmon will flake easily with a fork at the thickest part when fully cooked. The inside of the meat will turn from a translucent orange/pink/red to a paler opaque orange/pink/red when fully cooked.
  • You can also test with a thermometer. The thickest part should be 145 degrees when fully cooked.
How Do I Select the Right Salmon?
  1. Avoid Salmon with brown spots.  This is an indicator that it is not fresh.
  2. Look for fish that is moist rather than dried out.
  3. When in doubt - frozen is always great!  It is usually frozen right away and the result is a nice, fresh, fish once it is thawed.
How long does this dish last.
Fish doesn't last very long, but you can enjoy leftovers for about 3 days.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
What is the white stuff that comes out of salmon when cooked?
Before you go trashing that salmon, read this. That white slimy stuff is called albumin, and it’s protein that solidifies as salmon cooks. It is completely safe to eat that albumin. Albumin tastes completely fine, it’s good for you, it’s just another protein that comes from the salmon.
Is salmon healthy?
Eating wild caught salmon is beneficial to your diet. Salmon is packed with Omega 3s. Eating fish twice per week is a healthy habit to make.


Serving: 1filet | Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 31.8mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.4mg