Photo: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Rose Nguyen
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup slaw and 1 fillet)

Be sure to purchase skin-on salmon fillets for the best flavor and texture.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salmon fillets evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add salmon to pan, skin side down; cook 4 minutes. Turn salmon over; cook 3 minutes. Add orange juice to pan; cook 30 seconds or until liquid almost evaporates and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Step 2

While fish cooks, combine rice vinegar and next 5 ingredients (through honey) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, cilantro, and coleslaw; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sesame seeds. Serve salmon with slaw.

Ratings & Reviews

jjbee100's Review

September 25, 2014
no no no on all parts

nlrutecki's Review

August 18, 2011
I adapted this recipe as a marinade using juice of 1/4 an orange, tubed ginger, balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar sprinkled with salt and pepper and it was absolutely wonderful. Next time I will try it with the slaw but I paired this one with the corn, basil, and tomato goat cheese salad. Soooo good for a fresh beautiful summer night!

Beaner29's Review

August 07, 2011
Salmon was good, make sure you cook it long enough for the top and bottom to get crispy. The slaw is very spicy; i love spicy food normally but this was an unpleasant burn; a normal person would definitely not be able to eat it with 2tsp of sriracha.

mrsmarywalters's Review

April 20, 2011
This was the bomb! To make it even better, I marinated the salmon in soy sauce, oj, garlic and ginger at room temperature for about an hour prior to cooking in a covered tupperware container. Also, I used a little bit of olive oil instead of Pam cooking spray. Restaurant Quality!!!

BrooklynHeart's Review

January 27, 2011
This is the first salmon recipe that I've cooked that I'd actually cook again! Simple! Quick! Gorgeous flavor (both the salmon and the slaw). My crispy skin did not crisp unfortunately (make sure your pan is pre-heated and hot!), but that was my operator error, and it was still flavorful and tasty. I'd make this again!

Coastermom's Review

August 04, 2010
We all really enjoyed the slaw. I originally made it as a side for our lunches, but will be making it again for grilled dinners. Big thumbs up!

carolfitz's Review

May 11, 2010
Pretty good, superfast. Made a mistake and added the oj to the cabbage dressing, didn't notice til it came time to add oj to the salmon. Actually liked the double-orange so I might recommend you do the same. Made our own slaw with stuff from the fridge: savoy cabbage, carrot, daikon radish, red & yellow bell pepper. Served with steamed snow peas. Looked great on the plate, good combo of flavors & textures.

skspillman's Review

October 09, 2009
I made this meal in 15 minutes flat from start to finish--amazing! The salmon was mellow and mild compared to the slaw, which was truly fiery. I will definitely make this again--so simple and tasty!

sedutta's Review

September 15, 2009
This was the ideal weeknight meal: quick, easy, and incredibly tasty. The slaw complemented the salmon perfectly and had a nice kick. Everything came together quickly and there were plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. I followed the directions exactly, except that I did add a splash of sesame oil to the slaw marinade for some extra nuttiness. We shredded the salmon into the slaw for a salmon salad. This is a keeper.