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Orange-Glazed Salmon over Sauteed Spinach


"Pretty to look at, delicious to eat, salmon-infused with seasonal fresh orange and heart-healthy canola oil served over slightly wilted spinach-is easy to make any time of year."

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  • 1 orange, washed, grated* and juiced
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 (12oz/350g) salmon fillet, cut in 4 pieces
  • 8 oz fresh spinach, trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp freshly-ground black pepper


1 Combine juice from orange, honey, brown sugar, 2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil and red pepper flakes.
2 Arrange salmon in a dish just big enough to hold the fillet; pour orange juice mixture over salmon. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning salmon once to distribute flavors. Discard marinade.
3 Grill salmon skin side up, over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes; turn and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes, until fish flakes easily.
4 Just before salmon is done, saute spinach in 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil in a nonstick skillet just until wilted. Season with lemon juice and pepper.
5 Spoon spinach onto heated plates. Top with salmon. Sprinkle with grated orange peel.

*reserve grated orange rind for garnish.


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