ROASTED SALMON WITH A YUCATAN FLAVOR
Grab your hot tortillas and a spicy habanero pico de gallo and make some tacos out of this Roasted Salmon with a Yucatan Flavor! This is an easy and straightforward recipe that everyone in the family will enjoy! This is not a traditional Mexican recipe but still very delicious and unique! Perfect to celebrate any occasion.
YUCATAN STYLE ROASTED SALMON
- 1½ lb. Alaskan Salmon
- Salt and pepper
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup grapefruit Juice
- 1 Garlic clove, chopped
- 40 grams (1.40 oz.) of Achiote paste
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ tablespoon olive oil*
FOR THE FULL DIRECTIONS AND LIST OF INGREDIENTS, CHECK THE PRINT VERSION BELOW:
- Preheat oven to 425º F.
- Pat the salmon dry and season with salt and pepper. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease with some oil. Place the salmon on the baking sheet skin-side down.
- Add the orange and grapefruit juice to your blender along with the Achiote paste, garlic, oregano, and salt. Process until you have a smooth puree.
- Brush some of the sauce over the salmon using a pastry brush. Marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature.
- After this time has passed, brush the salmon again with more Achiote marinade. Place in the oven and roast for 10-12 minutes.
NOTE: If you want to use the rest of the sauce to spoon over the roasted salmon at serving time, heat the ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a small frying pan, pour the leftover marinade, and gently simmer for 10 minutes. It will start to thicken, so if it becomes too dry, add a couple of tablespoons of water. Remove and pour into a small bowl when ready to serve.
Check this other recipe from Yucatan: Xec, Yucatan Citrus Salad
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