Za’atar Orange Salmon

Za’atar Orange Salmon Recipe

5 from 8 reviews

A super-easy, bright and flavorful salmon recipe. Orange zest and za’atar spice market the flavor so enticing. Make it in a Castiron pan to get that elusive super-crispy skin – oh, so tasty!

Special equipment needed: Castiron skillet





Preheat oven to 400F (375F if Convection/Fan)

Make Marinade

  1. In a small bowl or jar with a lid, mix together the orange zest and juice, olive oil, Za’atar spice, sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. 
  2. Whisk or shake well. 
  3. Pour into a glass baking dish.
  4. Place steaks or fillets, skin-side up into the marinade. Let marinate 10-30 min.

Crisp the Skin

  1. While oven is preheating, heat the castiron skillet over Medium-High heat on the stove.
  2. Remove the fillets or steaks from the marinade, keeping the skin side UP. Discard Marinade. Using paper towels or a clean cloth, carefully pat the skin dry. Sprinkle some salt over the skin.
  3. Melt the butter in the hot skillet. Once it is sizzling, place the salmon, skin-side DOWN, into the hot butter. Cook 2 minutes.

Cook the Salmon in the Oven.

  1. Place the HOT castiron pan, without moving the salmon, into the preheated oven. Roast 7 minutes for fillets, 8 mins for steaks. This will produce Medium-rare to Medium Salmon. If you like it more well done, leave for another 1-2 minutes, being careful not to overcook. 


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