Orange Glazed Salmon with Rosemary


An easy salmon recipe that is full of flavor? Yes please! This Orange Glazed Salmon is a perfect weeknight meal, yet it’s fancy enough to serve guests on the weekend, and it’s ready in under 30 minutes! This pan seared salmon is definitely worthy of your dinner rotation.

Orange Glazed Salmon with Rosemary Cooking In Skillet

Easy Salmon Recipe Everyone Loves

This salmon is so good you’ll likely find your kids loving it too! My kids kept saying how much they loved it and that can be tricky to get from them with salmon. It’s full of vibrant orange flavor which pairs perfectly with the fresh rosemary.

I love skillet seared salmon because you get that delicious, slightly crisped golden brown exterior and a perfectly fall apart tender interior.  And not only do you get incredible flavor here but you can have this salmon ready in no time!


Salmon Recipe with rosemary and orange cooking in skillet

Extra Orange Glaze for Veggies and Rice

I recommend serving this orange glazed salmon with a side of rice or couscous and some steamed asparagus or broccoli. It makes quite a bit of sauce so the extra sauce goes perfectly over the rice.

Thankfully you can find pretty good navel oranges year round these days so this is a recipe you can make any day of the year. It’s packed with fresh flavor and it’s a healthy dinner everyone will enjoy.

I love that it’s a hearty and filling dish too thanks to the healthy fats in the salmon. And I also love that picky kids even like this!

So now when you see those salmon fillets go on sale this month you’ll know just what to make! Then after you try this recipe I have plenty more salmon recipes for you to try.

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Orange-Rosemary Glazed Salmon

5 from 4 votes

Perfectly pan seared salmon fillets covered with a bright and zesty orange pan sauce. Quick and easy enough for weeknights yet delicious enough to serve to guests on the weekend. Everyone will love this new twist on salmon!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 314 kcal


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets (1-inch thick),
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 1/2 tsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 5 Tbsp chicken broth , divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 1/2 tsp cornstarch


  1. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper. 

  3. Add salmon and to pan and cooked until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 3 - 4 minutes per side. Transfer salmon to a plate while leaving oil in pan.

  4. Add garlic and rosemary to pan and saute 20 seconds, then add 1/4 cup chicken broth and simmer until mostly reduced. 
  5. Stir in orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice and honey. In a small bowl whisk together remaining 1 Tbsp chicken broth with cornstarch. 
  6. Pour into pan, season sauce with salt and pepper to taste then bring to a boil and allow to boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. 
  7. Return salmon to pan, spoon sauce over salmon.
  8. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Nutrition Facts
Orange-Rosemary Glazed Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Potassium 931mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Vitamin C 30.2%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  • Medeja: Love this salmon! Goes on my list :) Thanks! September 29, 2015 at 12:10pm Reply

  • Bella B: I am a huge fan of salmon,So this look incredible to me!! I will have to make this. September 29, 2015 at 9:14pm Reply

  • Keto: That salmon looks great :D Thanks for the recipe :) Pinned! September 29, 2015 at 9:19pm Reply

  • Krystle: I’m kind of intimidated by cooking salmon but this looks really approachable not to mention yummy! September 29, 2015 at 9:44pm Reply

  • Denise: Could you substitute halibut in place of salmon? September 30, 2015 at 9:17am Reply

  • Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness: I have only ever had chicken with orange! I’m sure salmon would taste fantastic with orange too! September 30, 2015 at 10:45am Reply

  • Shari Kelley: What a beautiful dish, Jaclyn! You can even make salmon look pretty. I would love to try this when our oranges are ripe this winter. September 30, 2015 at 11:44am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the compliment Shari :)! September 30, 2015 at 4:50pm Reply

  • Randy Bilesky: You need to use the king of salmons for this recipe: sockeye – fresh!!! September 30, 2015 at 3:41pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): That orange-rosemary glaze is so gorgeous! Love this salmon! October 2, 2015 at 6:23pm Reply

  • Andrea: Just had this for dinner tonight. Wow!!! loved it. so easy, super tasty, moist salmon. Will make again October 17, 2015 at 1:26am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Andrea! Thanks for your comment! October 17, 2015 at 1:41pm Reply

  • Jenny: Could you use chicken instead of salmon? November 11, 2015 at 5:59pm Reply

  • Robin: Delicious! I made this tonight, using fresh blood oranges and buckwheat honey. It added a really unique, rich flavour. Thanks for the recipe! January 5, 2016 at 6:05pm Reply

  • Jeanette: Gorgeous meal. Made this last night for my family and a friend’s family. Super easy meal that looks like a million bucks. January 20, 2016 at 10:15am Reply

  • Sara: Holy yum… And these pictures are gorgeous! That fine art of food photography… I’m still figuring it out! You’re amazing :) February 2, 2016 at 11:41am Reply

  • Erica: Just made this tonight… unbelievably YUM!!!! Thank you for sharing :) February 10, 2016 at 6:12pm Reply

  • Abel: Love cooking for my wife, tried many recipes and she loved them all. Going to make this for her next. March 8, 2016 at 12:46pm Reply

  • Giovanna: These pictures looks amazing. Cant wait to try this out, already printed the recipe. Thank you for sharing :) March 25, 2016 at 10:01am Reply

  • Shelley: Would it be okay to substitute fresh rosemary for dried? May 31, 2016 at 7:24pm Reply

  • GC: This recipe is amazing! I had to triple the measurements though coz I love the sauce so much! July 3, 2016 at 4:06pm Reply

  • Debbie A.: I made this last night and it was a big hit with my husband! I added a 1/4 cup of Triple sec.
    Which gave it a big punch of orange deliciousness! Thanks September 8, 2016 at 7:05am Reply

  • lilyrose: This orange sauce is delicious! Made it with sockeye salmon last night. I do hate the splatter created from pan-frying however; do you think this would work baking the fish in the oven with sauce made stovetop? Thanks for the recipe! October 17, 2016 at 1:10pm Reply

  • Benjamin: The sauce was amazing everyone liked next time i have to double the nrecipe December 17, 2016 at 12:25am Reply

  • Seems: My husband who’s not a cook, made this today. It was AMAZING. It tasted like something you’d order at a nice restaurant. We had it with mashed potatoes and spinach in broth. Yum!! February 18, 2017 at 2:56am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you both loved it! February 27, 2017 at 12:51pm Reply

  • Anita: DO you recommend marinating the salmon? If so for how long? May 31, 2017 at 1:51pm Reply

  • Alexia: I just made then promptly ate this dish, it was amazing and so easy to make! Great share and I encourage others to give it a try. August 24, 2017 at 3:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked it Alexia! Thanks for your review! August 24, 2017 at 3:52pm Reply

  • Kelly: I made this and it was really good!! Can you share the nutrition information please. September 26, 2017 at 6:27pm Reply

  • CC: I have a large group coming for Christmas Eve. Do you think this could be baked in the oven on a sheet pan. Have you tried any fish other than salmon? I have some who like very mild tasting fish. Thank you. December 6, 2017 at 11:59am Reply

  • Linda Roach: can i make this with vegetable broth? January 27, 2018 at 5:34am Reply

  • Ioana: Wow the salmon looks fantastic. I have to make it soon January 31, 2018 at 3:37pm Reply

  • Myriam: Very tasty April 9, 2018 at 1:49pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it! April 9, 2018 at 1:50pm Reply

  • Ioana: Such a great idea. That glaze looks amazing. Definitely going to try it this weekend. April 18, 2018 at 12:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it! April 19, 2018 at 1:52pm Reply

  • Nicky Coombes: This is fabulous and tastes like you spent hours preparing it. Definitely good enough for a dinner party May 4, 2018 at 11:17am Reply

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