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.

More Salmon Recipes You Might Like


Remember to subscribe to the Cooking Classy newsletter to receive new recipe notifications delivered to your inbox!

Follow Cooking Classy on Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter for all of the latest updates, recipes and content.


Orange-Rosemary Glazed Salmon

5 from 8 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!

Servings: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 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.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange Salmon
Calories: 314 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Janey Le Lorrain: Absolutely delicious meal!!! Would make it over and over!!! So much nicer than bland steamed salmon! May 22, 2019 at 1:18pm Reply

  • Rox: Overall the recipe came out great! Unfortunately, after taking my salmon out, the pan was a bit too hot and cooked my garlic too much, but the salmon and glaze were still tasty. May 8, 2019 at 1:17am Reply

  • Joe: Just made it and it was outstanding!!! Loved it! February 11, 2019 at 6:29pm Reply

  • Lexi: Hi,

    For the orange juice is that juice from oranges or the orange juice you buy in the store? We have citrus trees and I’m looking for ways to use our oranges!

    Also, I love your recipes! I make your flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies all the time and they are everyone’s favorite cookie! January 31, 2019 at 7:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Freshly squeezed from fresh navel oranges is best.
      I’m so glad you like my recipes Lexi, thanks for letting me know! February 1, 2019 at 9:24am Reply

  • Tere Ibáñez: Hola buenas noches ,no sé cómo traducir esta página no encuentro la opción para que me la traduzca al español ,por favor necesito traducir para elaborar está rica receta January 13, 2019 at 6:26pm Reply

  • Scott Patterson: Tried this recipe and it was really lovely and tasty. The salmon was placed on a bed of basmati rice. November 21, 2018 at 10:30am Reply

  • Georgina: Tried this recipe last night. First time making salmon. Polished off in no time flat. I never heard so many compliments! Its a keeper. July 25, 2018 at 6:03am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave positive feedback! July 28, 2018 at 12:20pm Reply

  • Bemat zaheera: ????❤️ July 3, 2018 at 8:49am Reply

Add your comment:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copyright 2011-2019 Cooking Classy | Privacy Policy
Design by cre8d