The Sweet and Sour Salmon came out so good! I’m for sure making it again. I think next time I’ll use Pineapple juice instead of Orange juice! ❤️ Served with Air Fried Zucchini Crab Rangoons and Loaded Veggie Fried Rice! I was kinda craving Chinese food. I made a larger than needed batch of Sweet and Sour Sauce because I like to have it on hand. You can cut the recipe in half if you don’t want some extra.
Baked Sweet and Sour Salmon
Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
• 2 cups Water
• 1 cup White Sugar
• 2/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
• 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
• 1/2 cup Orange Juice
• 4 drops Red Food Coloring (optional)
• 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
• 3 Tablespoons cold Water
• 1 large Salmon Filet
• 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
• Salt and Pepper to taste
• Sesame Seed for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and pour in the water, sugar, vinegar, ketchup, food coloring and Orange juice. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
- In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and cold water. Whisk together, then pour the slurry into the sauce. Continue to whisk until thickened, cover and turn heat to low.
- Place the salmon one a large baking sheet and check for pin bones. Use tweezers to remove any you feel. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Then, using a basting brush, add a layer of sweet and sour sauce over top.
- Bake for 18 minutes or until the salmon meat flakes easily with a fork. Drizzle with additional sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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