Citrus Salmon with Avocado Salsa

A New Year means a new beginning. And for us that means eating healthier. This takes a lot more planning and meal prep but worth it in the end. Plus we need to find a way to keep the variety and tastiness in what we are eating. So far so good. Tonight’s supper was sheet pan salmon with avocado salsa and a side of asparagus.I got this recipe from the fit2fat2fit guy. I read his ebook over the holidays and it had some good information along with some good recipes. The salsa had avocado, diced oranges,red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice. First time using oranges and it was tasty! Used this to serve over the salmon.Simple to mix up and chill while you are preparing your salmon!For the salmon – Marinate this in olive oil and a couple tablespoons of fresh squeezed orange juice. Sprinkle the spice mixture on the fillets and let sit for about 30 minutes.I cooked this all on a sheet pan for easy cleanup! Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Put the sheet pan in the oven while it is preheating. Remove the hot pan from the oven and place salmon and asparagus on it. You will get a nice sizzle so be careful. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. It took 12 minutes for me.


Avocado Salsa

1 large avocado, diced
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 orange, peeled, sectioned, diced
1 jalpeno, diced
2 tsp fresh lime juice
3 T fresh orange juice
2 T fresh cilantro
Sea salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Citrus Salmon

4 Salmon fillets, about 6 oz each
1/2 T olive oil
4 T fresh orange juice
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 tsp cayenne pepper

In a baking dish combine olive oil and orange juice. Lay salmon in dish and turn to coat. In a small bowl combine the spices. Sprinkle all over the salmon and let marinate for 30 minutes.
Lightly coat a sheet pan with cooking spray and place in oven, Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove pan and carefully place salmon fillets on it. Toss asparagus around salmon and return to oven. Bake 10 – 15 minutes, until fish flakes easily. Start checking at 10 minutes. Serve with chilled avocado salsa.

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