Here's a super easy and healthy meal idea incorporating none other than the blood orange! I totally used my whole bag of blood oranges in a week. It was a pretty awesome week.
Blackened Salmon with Blood Orange
makes 4 servings
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp cayenne
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
4 salmon filets with skin on one side (I used frozen)
3-4 tbsp olive oil
2 blood oranges, zested and juiced (and some slices for presentation-optional)
First thaw your salmon if you are using frozen filets.
In a small bowl, add the paprika, cayenne, thyme, oregano and salt and mix to blend. Coat the salmon on the flesh side only.
Pour on a few tbsp of the blood orange juice.
Heat a large pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat, and add the oil. When the oil is super hot (test it by putting the handle of a wooden spoon in the oil-if bubbles form around it, it is ready) shut the heat off under the pan. Add the salmon, 1 at a time, in a single layer, flesh side down, in the oil. Turn the heat back on under the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Use a spatula to turn the salmon to the other side. Cook the salmon over medium heat, until the skin becomes crispy, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Arrange the salmon on a platter, sprinkle with blood orange zest and blood orange juice (and slices for presentation) and serve immediately.
I enjoyed my yummy salmon with some roasted veggies :)
Recipe adapted from Food Network
Here's my other blood orange recipes from this week:
Blood Orange Foot Soak (not for eating, lol)