One of my favorite pescatarian recipes is the Vodka And Clementine Glazed Salmon. I have a love/hate relationship with salmon so when it’s good, it’s mouthwatering. When it’s bad, the fishiness can linger in your mental scent-stream for days. Depending on the quality and the type of salmon you are able to buy, your recipe has an ‘opposite-ends-of-the-spectrum’ chance of being a success or failure. Which is why I am absolutely in love with this baked salmon recipe dish. It’s foolproof!
Foolproof Vodka And Clementine Glazed Salmon to Set the Mood
Salmon is notoriously fishy, so I only make baked salmon dishes with lots of citruses and glazes to overtake all traces of that nasty fishy taste. This recipe is among my go-to’s for holiday festivities which turned out perfect to enjoy year round since it’s very easy and quick to cook.
There is really something magical about mixing rosemary with clementines. It adds extra holiday flavor to a scrumptious dish like this. Smother this tasty and healthy vodka-based glaze to a freshly caught salmon for a guaranteed fresh and delicious cuisine.
- 1 lb. salmon fillet
- ground black pepper
- olive oil
- sprigs of fresh rosemary or dill
- thinly sliced clementine (seeds should be removed)
For the Sauce:
- 1/2 cup clementine juice
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1/2 cup Tito’s vodka
How To Cook Tito’s Vodka And Clementine Glazed Salmon
Step 1: Prepare Oven
After gathering all the ingredients you need for this recipe, you can now move on and start cooking. Set aside all the ingredients then turn on the oven for a few minutes. This step is important to give the oven time to heat up before cooking.
Step 2: Prepare the Salmon
Lay the salmon in a roasting pan — big enough for it to lay flat. Brush both sides of the salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and ground black pepper. Make sure the salmon is positioned skin side down then arrange clementine slices on top of the salmon. Set aside.
Step 3: Prepare the Sauce
In a small pan, combine the clementine juice, soy sauce, Tito’s vodka, and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Stir the sauce mixture occasionally. Reduce the heat and let the sauce thicken.
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Step 4: Broil the Salmon
Pour the sauce over the clementines and salmon. Broil your fish for 15 minutes or until it is perfectly cooked. Check your clementine, you may need to flip them over once to avoid burning.
Step 5: Transfer and Serve
Now, your homemade baked salmon dish is ready to be served! Transfer your salmon to a serving dish then garnish it with sprigs of fresh rosemary, dill, or any fresh herbs of your choice. Don’t waste the sauce – drizzle it all over your fish before serving to make it more scrumptious.
Watch the full video below to see this amazing recipe in action:
Regardless of the season, this festive dish that I’m sure any health-conscious person would enjoy will give you an extraordinary salmon experience! It brings out the best of salmon without the nasty fishy taste. It’s packed with flavor and nutrients so you just might enjoy it all year round. Experience a restaurant-quality dish right at home with this easy homemade baked salmon recipe.
What do you think of this vodka and clementine glazed salmon recipe? Will you give this dish a try? Let us know in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on November 6, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.