♥Broiled Orange Fennel Salmon♥

I ♥ salmon. Heck, I ♥ fish! But I can really get tired of the same-old-same-old methods of preparation. This recipe combines two of my favorites- salmon and oranges. Try this. I know you will like it, honest!

The mild acidity of fresh orange juice cuts the richness of salmon. Be careful not to marinate longer than 20 minutes - the citrus marinade can "cook" the fish. Crush the fennel seeds with a mortar and pestle, or place them in a zip-top plastic bag on a cutting board and crush with a heavy pan. You can prepare the marinade up to one day in advance and refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use.

Ingredients
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add fish. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 20 minutes, turning once.

Prepare broiler.

Remove fish from bag, reserving marinade. Place fish, skin sides down, on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Bring reserved marinade to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Serve sauce with fish.

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