Recipe: Baked Salmon with Oranges and Cranberry Sauce

Have you still got some cranberry sauce lurking in your fridge from Christmas?  Here’s a great way to use it up with a healthy fish dinner that’s fresh and easy to prepare.

What you’ll need (for 4 people):

  • 4 salmon fillets (1.2 lbs/550g)
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 4 tbsp. cranberry sauce
  • 2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp. hot paprika
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil


Place the salmon on a chopping board skin down, and with a sharp knife remove the skin. Season the fillets with salt and pepper.

Next, rub the salmon with the sweet and hot paprika and place in a baking dish.

Mix the orange juice, honey, and olive oil, then drizzle over the fillets. Cover and rub the salmon in the marinade and leave to rest for 30 mins.

Heat the oven to 410F (210C). Place slices of orange on top of the salmon fillets. Bake in the oven for 17 min.

Serve topped with the cranberry jam. This dish goes well with white rice and fresh dill.