Recipe For Cooking Winter Citrus Butter Salmon

Who else could do with some colour in their lives this winter? We know we could! This beautiful citrus butter salmon will do just the job!


  • 1 salmon filet of about 1kg

  • 1 garlic clove minced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 blood orange thinly sliced

Ingredients for Herb Butter

  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (pick your favourites)

  • Pinch of salt

Ingredients for Salsa

  • 1 blood orange segmented and chopped

  • 1 naartjie segmented and chopped

  • 1 small onion diced

  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro

  • juice of 1 lime

  • pinch of salt and pepper


Method – Salmon

Pre-heat your oven to high and set the rack just below it.

Place the salmon filet on a baking sheet. In a bowl, stir together the brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic and lemon zest. Add the olive oil to make a wet rub. Rub the mixture all over the salmon and place the blood orange slices on top.

Broil your salmon for 6 to 8 minutes, or until just flakey with a fork. Drizzle with your herb butter and serve with the salsa. You can also opt for rice or quinoa.

Method – Butter

Stir your herbs together with your melted butter.

Method – Salsa

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until combined.