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Orange Salmon Salad (Paleo, Whole30)

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I love cooking with oranges, especially naval orange. It lends a burst of citrusy freshness with a hint of natural sweetness to the dish which often makes me want to go back for more. Honestly, the salad dressing is out of this world. I would drink it straight up if I have no self-control. At some point I was questioning if I’m eating another portion of greens because it was an excuse to have more dressing. 

The marinade for the fish could not be any simpler. Orange, garlic, and thyme go so well together! I’m sure it’ll work well for other kinds of fish or even chicken. Use wild-caught salmon if possible. Yes, it makes a difference. If you have time, package up the fish in the foil and let it sit out in the chiller for the flavours to marry. The aluminium wrapped fish would be perfect for the grill as well!

Orange Salmon Salad
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 4x Wild Salmon Fillets (about 180g each)
  2. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  3. 4 tbsp. fresh orange juice
  4. 1 tbsp. fresh thyme (stem removed)
  5. 1 naval orange, sliced
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  7. Salt and black pepper to taste
  8. 400g of mixed salad greens
  9. 1/2 Japanese cucumber, sliced
  10. 1 large tomato, sliced into wedges
  11. Salad dressing
  12. 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  13. 4 tbsp. orange juice
  14. 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  15. 1 tbsp orange zest
  16. 4 tbsp. olive oil
  17. Salt and black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. Prepare a sheets of aluminium foil for wrapping each salmon fillet
  3. In a small bowl, mix together garlic, orange juice, and olive oil
  4. Season salmon with salt and black pepper
  5. Lay 2 slices of orange on aluminium foil
  6. Place salmon on top of orange slices and pour prepared sauce over
  7. Place another slice of orange on top and loosely seal the package
  8. Bake for 15 minutes
  9. In another bowl, mix salad dressing together in a tight container, cover and shake until combined/emulsified
  10. Toss salad greens with prepared salad dressing to desired taste
  11. Serve with baked salmon
Notes
  1. You can also add some segmented orange into the salad like I did but it's optional.
  2. You can get wild salmon fillet from The Alaska Guys
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