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5 from 51 votes

Baked Salmon with Orange-Chili Glaze

Moist, delicious salmon with a lightly spicy-salty-sweet orange glaze makes this a favorite easy dinner the whole family loves.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie
Servings: 4
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce regular or gluten-free
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon diced fresh ginger
  • 4 6-oumce salmon filets wild salmon if possible
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro optional garnish
  • Lime wedges optional granish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • For the glaze: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the chili paste, soy sauce, orange juice and zest, sesame oil and ginger. Set aside.
  • Place salmon filets on prepared pan, skin side down.
  • Brush salmon with the glaze. Place in oven for 15 minutes until just cooked through, and the fillets reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
    Remove from oven, cover and allow to rest 5 minutes before serving.
  • Squeeze a lime wedge and sprinkle salmon with cilantro if using.

Notes

Weight Watchers points from previous program (WW SmartPoints):
  • Green: 4
  • Blue: 0
  • Purple: 0
The points values above are using wild caught sockeye salmon which is very lean. If substituting farm raised salmon the points would be:
Green: 8  Blue and Purple: 0
How to store leftovers
Store any leftover salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. It can be rewarmed or eaten cold in a salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg