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Citrus Roasted Salmon with Jalapenos

A simple and easy dish with so much flavor that it's perfect for entertaining but also an amazing upgrade for a weeknight dish. No more steamed chicken and broccoli around here! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 people


  • 2 lbs salmon more or less depending on how many people you are serving
  • ruby red grapefruit, sliced thinly
  • blood orange or juicing orange, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 lime, sliced thinly
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • a few sprigs of cilantro, optional
  • olive oil, cooking spray, salt, pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450. 
  • Prepare baking dish with cooking spray. Pat salmon dry and place in prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and a few cranks of pepper. Set aside. 
  • While the salmon sits in the salt and the oven preheats, slice your citrus, jalapeno and garlic. You can use as much or as little as you want! 
  • Once your slices are done, drizzle olive oil over the fish. Squeeze half the lemon and half the lime over the fish. Sprinkle again with salt and pepper. 
  • Layer sliced citrus over the salmon, sprinkle with garlic and jalapeno; add cilantro if using. 
  • Bake until fish flakes - see notes!


Your cooking time will depend on how big of a piece of fish you are using. I used nearly a 2 pound filet which took a bit longer. Your piece may only need 4-8 minutes depending on its size. I found this larger filet needed about 15-20 minutes. 
If you have a small filet, start checking for flaking at 4 minutes. If you have a large one, I would say start at 10-12 minutes - better safe than sorry! 
Your salmon is done when easily flaked with a fork. The thicker part will cook faster, so keep the thick end towards the back of your oven where it's hottest.