Elegant and simple, Citrus Salmon is slow-roasted in the oven over a bed of lemon and orange slices, drizzled with olive oil and a handful of seasonings to create an unforgettable flavor. This mouth-watering dinner is perfect for impressing dinner guests and comes together in just over 30 minutes. See tips for best results.
Lightly oil the bottom of a baking dish and arrange some of the orange and lemon slices on it.
Season the salmon with kosher salt and black pepper on both sides. Mix together the oregano, mint, and Aleppo chile flakes. Rub this seasoning mix over the salmon.
Place the seasoned salmon in the baking dish over the arranged citrus slices. Top with the minced garlic, lemon juice, and drizzle with 2 to 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Arrange the remaining citrus slices on top of the salmon and drizzle with a bit more olive oil.
Roast in the heated oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, watching carefully to make sure the salmon does not overcook (the top may look a bit translucent still, but if the salmon flakes easily, it is ready).
Do not overcook the salmon. Begin to check your salmon earlier as ovens will vary. The slow-roasting method often means the top still looks a bit transparent due to the low temperature but if it flakes easily, you can be sure the inside is cooked. If you have a thermometer, the internal temperature of the salmon should read 125 degrees F for medium-cooked salmon or 145 degrees F for well-done salmon. While the USDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F, I prefer it a few degrees under that, as salmon cooked to 145 degrees F sometimes tastes too well-done and dry to me.
Leftovers:Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Be sure to store it with the olive oil, which will prevent it from drying out.