Prepping salmon by placing it between layers of lemon and orange slices will add a unique taste to it. Slow-roast the salmon and you have one of the most delicious dishes at your helm. Top it off with sprigs of dill and oil and create this tangy citrus roasted salmon. 

You will get a meltingly tender fish served on your plate. You can serve it with an orange dijonnaise and a marinated cucumber salad. 

Delicious and Tender Citrus Roasted Salmon 

This recipe is the best way to cook this fish. To make this recipe more luxurious, choose to slow cook it as it will not only make this dish flavorful but will make it nearly impossible to overcook. You can also add your favorite spices and herbs to infuse the salmon with more flavors. 

This dish will provide you with an elegant meal without doing anything fancy. This dish will make any occasion feel special: be it weekend brunch, dinner, or celebrating Christmas dinner with your friends and family. 

So, let’s see how you can cook this perfect salmon dish at home:

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Citrus Roasted Salmon

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cooking Time: 30 minutes 

Servings: 8 serves 


  • Three clementines, divided
  • One lemon, sliced
  • 1 (3-pound) skin-on salmon fillet
  • Eight sprigs of thyme, plus one tablespoon of thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. pure honey
  • 1 tbsp. fennel seeds, crushed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method to Prepare 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. 
  • Slice a clementine and arrange it with lemon and thyme in the centre of a baking sheet. 
  • Now, add sliced clementine, lemon, and thyme sprigs to the centre of the prepared baking sheet. Lay salmon on top of them, skin side down. 
  • Add the zest of one clementine to a measuring cup and then squeeze both the remaining clementines. 
  • Add honey and whisk until dissolved. 
  • Now, brush the fish with half of the zest mixture and then sprinkle fennel and thyme over it.  
  • Season with salt and pepper. Roast 10 minutes.
  • Brush salmon with remaining juice mixture. 
  • Roast the salmon until it is barely opaque for around 15 minutes. 
  • Serve it hot and enjoy! 

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Final Words 

Adding orange and lime to the salmon will infuse unique flavors and make it a beautiful-looking dish. So, gather these ingredients, enjoy this elegant dish, and make your dinner flavorful and amazing.