Salmon for Lent

Salmon for Lent

In case you missed the point of my recipe sharing this month, or the reminders from the many Fish Sandwich commericals on TV, it is a season of Lent.

Lent is a set of 40ish days before Easter, that commemorates the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, preparing to give his life for us.

You do not have to be Catholic to observe Lent. Many churches encourage you to give up SOMETHING, anything, to show your sacrifice to Christ, your appreciation for the sacrifice He made for us.

He gave His life, so that we might LIVE….

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. I John 4:9 



  • 4 whole Salmon fillets
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4-½ teaspoons finely chopped red onion
  • 4-½ teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (I halved this)
  • 1 teaspoon Honey Dijon mustard
  • ½ cups Italian Salad dressing
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil


Place orange juice in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, cooking until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup. Cool slightly.
In a small bowl, whisk together onion, cilantro, lime juice, seasonings and mustard.

Season fillets with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook filets for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Remove fillets to baking pan. Brush generously with orange mixture and bake at 400* for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

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Tonya is a mid-west Mom of 4. She is a self-proclaimed Ice Cream Aholic and may or may not have 8 half gallons of the “good stuff” in her deep freeze at all times. She is into natural remedies, trying new recipes, limiting TV time to promote reading, “Slow obedience is NO obedience” and making all those little moments count with her family. You can find her blogging at 4 little Fergusons, or on her facebook page, 4 little Fergusons.

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