Something different! This gives me a chance to use some new spices, and a cooking technique we usually don’t use for fish.
I bought some Chinese Five Spice for a different recipe that I still haven’t gotten to, so I decided to try it out on this salmon fillet. Okay, actually, my wife reminded me we bought it and haven’t used it yet! We also decided to broil the fish for a change of pace.
Broiled Orange Spiced Salmon
1) Thinner fillets may completely cook during the broiling process.
2) The burning is mostly due to the marinade.
3) Do not overcook. The fish is done when the translucent look disappears and the meat starts to flake.
- 1 lb. fillet salmon
- 1 (12 oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
- In a microwave safe bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together. Microwave on high for 30 seconds to help dissolve the Chinese Five Spice.
- Cut the salmon fillet so each piece has a uniform thickness and place in the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours. (Or overnight)
- Place salmon fillets, (skin side down) on broiling pan and broil until fish is slightly charred and crisped on the top surface. (This is mostly the marinade burning). This should take 3 to 4 minutes.
- Turn oven to 350°F, move rack to center of oven and continue baking until cooked through. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the fillets. (For a thick fillet, approximately 10 minutes)
- Remove the skin and serve.