Citrus baked salmon recipe

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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins

Salmon cooked the indulgent-but-healthy way: baked in white wine, citrus fruit and tomatoes, and served with brown rice. Delicious!


  • 100g brown rice
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 2 slices orange
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets (about 175g each)
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil, roughly chopped, plus 1/2 (half) tbsp oil from the jar
  • 75ml dry white wine




  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (Gas Mark 6). Place the rice into a large saucepan with 200ml of cold water. Bring to the boil over a high heat and leave to simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat, season with sea salt to taste, and cover with the lid. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large shallow baking dish, place one lemon slice and one orange slice, just overlapping, next to each other. Repeat with the other two slices.
  3. Sit each salmon fillet on its own bed of citrus. Season each fillet with salt and pepper. In a small bowl mix the dill, sun-dried tomatoes and tomato oil together. Spoon the mixture over the top of the salmon fillets. Drizzle with the wine.
  4. Place the baking dish into the oven and cook for 8 - 10 minutes or until the salmon is opaque. Serve drizzled with the cooking juices and the prepared rice.
Top Tip for making Citrus baked salmon

This is great served with steamed mange tout or sugar snap peas - and if you want an even quicker balanced meal, look out for quick-cook brown rice or serve with couscous. You don?t have to buy fresh fish - many kinds of fish are cheap, easy to prepare and can be found in the supermarket freezer section! Oil-rich fish like salmon, sardines, fresh tuna and mackerel are rich in Omega 3 fats .

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies