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Grilled Salmon with Orange Slices & Red Onion

This grilled salmon recipe is super easy and refreshing with the orange slices. You can start with fresh or frozen salmon.

Sokol Blosser recently offered to send me some wines that would pair nicely with an Easter brunch – a Pinot Gris that would pair well with a rich egg dish, a Pinot Noir that would go nicely with salmon and a sparkling wine that complemented ham.

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I was excited to hear from them and try their wines since I’ve actually been to that vineyard for a tasting! It was one of the places we visited during my Oregon Wine Country trip last fall.

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They had a beautiful tasting room and patio but I wasn’t all that impressed with the wines, but I was eager to give them another shot since I’d heard multiple people rave about their wines. I loved their label of what the wine contains. 🙂 And 12.5% seems low for the alcohol content of a Pinot Noir; I always prefer wines with lower alcohol content.

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I was happy to hear they recommended pairing their Pinot Noir with salmon because I love red wine but have the traditional mindset of serving fish with white wine. I prepped salmon to go with the wine for dinner last night; it was supposed to be a late Easter brunch but the day got away from me planting flowers. Oh, is that a giant pour you say? That’s how I roll folks.

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I winged the salmon and tried something new – orange slices and red onion. My normal combo is lemon slices with a fresh herb, like thyme or rosemary. Or, if I’m pan searing salmon, I just use a little sugar, salt and pepper. I crossed my fingers this new combo would turn out well.

The salmon turned out great, and the Sokol Blosser peeps were right – the salmon was perfect with the Pinot Noir! I definitely enjoyed this wine, both alone and with food. But it was really really great with the food. I can’t wait to try the other wines.

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Maizey thought it was good too. Stinker.

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She tried to tell me she was remorseful so I’d give her a bite of salmon.

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We took Maizey on a walk after eating and then enjoyed the rest of the bottle with some manchego cheese, honey and gluten-free crackers. I felt very Parisian eating cheese for dessert . 😉

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Maizey was pooped from her walk and all the begging.

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Alright, here’s the recipe!

Grilled Salmon with Orange Slices & Red Onion

  • 2 salmon filets (I used frozen that were partially defrosted by the time they went on the grill)
  • olive oil, salt and pepper (I used Omnivore’s Salt)
  • 1/2 orange, sliced into thick rings, then cut in half
  • red onion, thinly sliced
  1. Prep your grill. (We used a charcoal grill.)
  2. Tear two long pieces of foil (about 20″ each) and place a salmon filet in each.
  3. Drizzle the salmon with olive oil and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
  4. Layer the onion on top, then the orange slices.
  5. Tightly seal the foil around the salmon to create a little pouch.
  6. Place the salmon the prepared grill. If using charcoal, wait until the charcoals have turned completely white and then put the lid on it to dampen the heat a little. If you’re using a gas grill, you want a medium heat.
  7. Grill on each side for 5 minutes, just until the salmon is cooked through.
  8. Serve, with the onions and oranges on the side, and drizzle the juice from the foil on top of the salmon. I recommend a great pinot noir to go with it! 🙂

Disclosure: I received the wine for free but all opinions are my own and I speak the truth yo.

How do you flavor your salmon? I typically keep it simple but every once in a while I love a blackened salmon.

Do you let your dog eat from the table or eat table scraps? I usually let Maizey have a few bites of fish or meat once I’m done eating. #thisiswhyshebegs #spoiledrotten

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
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    I loved topping Salmon with a sheet of crumbled Nori!

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    Lauren
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    That looks great! I’ll have to try paring oranges and onions, great flavor combo!

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    christina
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    pinot noir and pinot gris are my two favorites. i’ve had evolution’s pinot noir but not the sparkling. yummy!

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    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
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    This looks delicious and paired with wine it looks EVEN better!

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    Lauren @ sassy molassy
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    Oh man, I’m jealous that you got some Sokol Blosser. 🙂 I really like their wine. The time we visited, I left with a $34 bottle and hoarded it until I found an occasion worth drinking it, but who am I kidding, any day is a perfect occasion for drinking good wine.

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      haha i do the same thing with wine. if i get a really nice bottle, I hang onto it forever, waiting for a reason that is worthy of opening it!

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    Anne @ CandyCrazedrun.wordpress.com
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    Yum!

    I actually don’t usually like sweet fruit with my savory meals, but the orange actually sounds really good with salmon!

    I agree with keeping fish simple. Growing up on the coast of Florida I really savor GOOD fish and want to taste it’s fresh quality, not a bunch of overpowering extra flavors.

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    Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
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    That salmon looks tasty! As does the wine 😉 I’m a big fan of salmon with olive oil, salt, pepper, and then some old bay seasoning. Simple and delicious. My pooch Puddin’ is definitely a begger, she wouldn’t take anything off my plate but she has a serious staring problem! I may or may not spoil her as well haha!

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      oh the wine was the best part. 😉

      I really need to be better about not letting maizey beg and giving in! When i have dinner guests, she annoys the heck out of them! :/

  • Reply
    Meg
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    I make pretty much the same salmon every time (poor Matt) and I think you’ve probably had it any house – a marinade of sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, thai chili paste, garlic and ginger. Pan sear and finish in the oven, then I cook bok choy in the rest of the marinade. I keep thinking I should try a new recipe but I’m kind of obsessed with that one.

    Red wine with salmon? How bold! I love it. Wine rules were made to be broken! Can’t wait to hear the rest of your reviews on these… especially the sparkling!

    Miss Maiz is so silly. 🙂

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      how ’bout we plan a get together for the four of us to open that sparkling?? or, you and I can share it over lively “social styles” and meditation discussion. 🙂

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        Meg
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        Sounds like a plan, but make sure you add “budgeting/finance” to our list of topics we need to catch up on. (Ramit’s book!!!) And if we include the boys in our fun, they can always occupy themselves with talks of mountain houses and woodwork and … I don’t know what else, I started tuning them out after awhile.

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