Not only does the salmon take mere minutes to cook, but a refreshing seasonal topping also turns it into a sophisticated supper.

Everyday Food, January/February 2008


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Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining teaspoon oil over medium. Add salmon, flat side down; cookuntil browned, about 3 minutes. Turn salmon; cook until opaque throughout, 1 to 3 minutes more. Serve salmon topped with orange mixture; garnishwith fennel fronds, if desired.

Cook's Notes

To segment an orange, slice off the stem and blossom ends. Following the fruit's curve, cut away the peel and white pith. Then, over a bowl, cut along the membranes to release the segments. Squeeze the membranes for extra juice.


Reviews (4)

94 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 37
  • 2 star values: 30
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
This combo is magic. Don't leave out the olives though. Had a recipe for a side salad w/ the orange segments, olives, fennel and thinly sliced red onion. Dressing was the o.j., oil , s&p. Same idea and also delicious.
Rating: Unrated
Fantastic tasting dish. I am sure the original recipe is great, but I did it a little differently. I kicked out the olives; none for me, thank you. Since I had peaches lying around; I substituted them for the oranges. I would recommend this recipe to all lovers of the mighty salmon.
Rating: Unrated
Great dish with surprisingly pleasant flavours, given that neither my husband nor I are huge fans of olives. Will make again, but will not salt the dressing as the olives we buy in Kiev are a bit salty -- canned olives (try them before mixing the dressing). I will probably also include more fresh orange juice as the sweetness is what really enhances the flavour of the salmon!
Rating: Unrated
I love salmon and it seems like a light tasty dish.