Slow Roasted Fennel, Citrus, + Chile Salmon

Easy, fresh, and slam-packed with flavor, this is a great meal for any night of the week. These few, simple ingredients make for a quick throw together.

Slow Roasted Citrus, Fennel, + Chile Salmon

What you’ll need:

  • 1-2 lbs of wild salmon — deboned, skinless (you could use any fish you had on hand, really — just stay clear of anything farm raised!)
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced, seeds removed
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 medium bulb of fennel, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, roughly chopped (leave the seeds for spicier, omit for mild heat)
  • 4 sprigs dill + more for serving
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt + pepper

How to do it:

Preheat your oven to 275.

In a shallow baking dish, layer your fruits, fennel, chile, and dill. Give it a quick sprinkle of pepper. Place your salmon on top of these goodies. Drizzle olive oil over the salmon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roast for 35-45 minutes, or until desired doneness. (I hit about 45 minutes for a well done filet. It was still melt in your mouth moist)

Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Flake apart wonderfully imperfect pieces of salmon. Serve intermixed with your citrus and fennel, topped with fresh dill.


I served ours with a stack of baked yam fries (topped with a vegan aioli sauce) and a sweet and spicy power greens salad.


One Comment Add yours

  1. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    My oh my this dish looks yummy!

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