While I am more than thrilled to share this blood orange salmon fillet and ginger garlic stir fry I have a funny story to tell you first!
Two years ago I was working on a whole salmon fillet recipe (very similar to today’s blood orange salmon fillet!) with a fresh spring salad. The client had requested the salmon be wild, caught and bought from Whole Foods. Which basically meant I was spending a good $30 on a fillet of salmon, but it’s okay! You gotta do what you gotta do sometimes.
I was all set up in our old apartment living room and ready to shoot for the afternoon. Rascal was pretty much out of his puppy phase and we were finally settled into our little home, so at this point so I was able to work most weekends without interruption, little did I know what I was in for…
I set up the first process shot to show how to make the marinade for the whole salmon fillet and I realized that I needed a fresh camera battery. I leave the room for just under ten seconds and turn around to find my entire $30 salmon filet shoved between Rascals jaw. I don’t think I had ever seen him so happy. I was equal parts angry and hysterically laughing. I meant his shenanigans had to have been equivalent to me sitting in the 10th row at the Taylor Swift concert to Rascal having this salmon filet in his mouth. Who am I to take that kind of joy away?!
I told him to drop it and my luscious salmon fillet flopped onto the carpet. I rinsed it off and baked it as is. I saved it and put a little in Rascals food each day. There was no way that I was going throw that gorgeous piece of fish away.
To this day every time I break out a whole salmon fillet, I can’t help but think of baby Rascal on his glory day. This time he watched from afar and I keep my photography set up quite a bit higher. Nonetheless, it still turned out delicious! This time of year go through a real big ‘blood orange’ phase. Sort of like when your whole shoe wardrobe becomes sandals in the summer, all my citrus turns into blood oranges. They’re gorgeous okay?! I can’t help it.
Shake up your weeknight dinner this week with an easy blood orange salmon and ginger garlic stir-fry. For easy weeknight dinners, I love making a really tasty protein like Greek chicken skewers or herbed turkey burgers and serving them up with a semi-homemade side.
While I wish I had the time to make everything from scratch most of the time I am hovering over the stove in my gym clothes with a whisk in one hand and catching up on Instagram with the other, can anyone relate?! To make my life easier I stock up on Taylor Farms stir fry kits during my weekly shop. I can seriously have dinner together in under a half an hour with these flavorful stir-fry kits. They’re pre-washed, organic veggie kits that cook in less than 5 minutes! Talk about a freaking lifesaver. While my blood orange salmon fillet is cooking I just sauté off my stir fry kit and pair it with some quinoa or rice if I’m looking for something a little heartier. Most nights we just go low carb with stir fry and protein
The marinade for this blood orange salmon fillet is made with mostly pantry staples, just be sure to pick up some blood oranges and fresh ginger on your weekly grocery shop. Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl and bake for 15-20 minutes or until light and flaky. You really can’t go wrong with this weeknight staple!
Some of my other fav weeknight dinners that always end up in the rotation…
Baked Cod with Braised White Wine Heirloom Tomatoes– Simple flavors but restaurant quality!
Skinny Fettucine Pesto Alfredo– Satisfies my pasta cravings with half the calories #lifesavor
Asian Ginger Garlic Sheet Pan Salmon & Veggies– What I always make when we want something with Asian flavors!
Blackened Cod Fish Tacos with Sriracha Lime Crema– Two words: Taco Tuesday.
Golden Corn & Quinoa Mexican Caesar Salad– This and a strong marg and I’m sorted on any night!
- 1-1 ½ Lb Salmon Fillet
- Juice of two blood oranges
- Juice of a lime
- 2 Teaspoons of soy sauce
- 2 Teaspoons of red chili sauce
- 2 Teaspoons of honey
- 1 Thumb of ginger, grated
- 3 Garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Teaspoons (or more if you like it spicy!) or sriracha
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. In a small sauce pan heat blood orange sauce mixture on medium-low heat, whisking occasionally, until sauce has thickened. Set aside to cool.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place salmon filet in the middle of the baking sheet. Pour on blood orange glaze and bake for 12-14 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
- Serve up with Taylor Farms Ginger & Garlic stir fry kit and cooked quinoa or brown rice.