Wow, the two ingredients for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge stumped me for a bit this month: citrus and bread crumbs.
I’d be shocked I am the only one in the group to make something breaded with an orange sauce, but I have a secret ingredient. This Panko Crusted Salmon with Orange Sauce is simple and quick and delicious and healthy and can be made gluten-free if desired.
With all of the heavy foods I have been eating and will be eating this holiday season I wanted this recipe to be light and healthy. It only has five ingredients because I wanted the simplicity of the flavors to stand out, particularly the salmon, rosemary and citrus. Looking at the picture above you might think the secret ingredient is bell peppers, but you’d be wrong. It is candied citrus peel fruit cake mix!
Isn’t it gorgeous? Moist and finely chopped. Unlike most store bought mixes that are huge dried out chunks. No wonder many people hate fruit cake. But these were so delicious I could have eaten them straight.
I need to head back to Winco Foods to get more because I already used it all up for this and another one coming in a few weeks. FYI, Winco is not a sponsor of the post, but I don’t know if any other store has this in bulk like they do. If all you can get is the bigger pieces just chop them up to about 1/8 inch dice.
To make the recipe, I gathered the ingredients. I used fresh squeezed OJ because it’s what I had.
I combined the chopped rosemary and panko and pressed it onto the salmon fillet.
While the salmon cooked, I combined the orange juice and citrus peel in a saucepan.
And 10 minutes later everything was done.
Be sure to check out what the other bloggers made with these ingredients. And if you want to join us one of these months, contact Dawn at Spatulas on Parade.
One final reminder – only 2 more days left to enter the $350 cash giveaway for the Ultimate Virtual Cookie and Goodie Party. Until next time, happy eating. ~Audrey