Recipes with Dainess Chef’s School: Orange and Honey Glazed Salmon with Fondant Sweet Potatoes


This recipe is one of the healthiest recipes to try, it has a great combination of ingredients which are used in their freshest state, not overcooked – helping to retain most of its nutrients. Orange and Honey Glazed Salmon is a citrusy and flavourful salmon recipe that will blow your mind, especially with the Fondant Sweet Potato accompanying it.

Orange and Honey Glazed Salmon can be done in less than 30 minutes with just a handful of ingredients serving you with sweet juices from the salmon and the orange honey glaze. This Salmon recipe is just perfect with the Fondant Sweet Potato, but feel free to accompany your salmon with any carbohydrate of your choice and you will love it. Let’s cook!


Fondant Sweet Potatoes                             

  • Sweet potatoes -6 medium
  • Olive oil -1tbsp
  • Unsalted butter -200g
  • Rosemary sprigs – 2
  • Garlic clove -4
  • Thyme sprigs – 2
  • Chicken stock -200ml

Orange and Honey Glazed Salmon

  • Fresh salmon fillet    -170g (2)
  • Orange juice     -200g
  • Honey     -3tbsp
  • Butter     -2tsp
  • Garlic minced     – 2
  • Sliced orange     -1/2
  • Olive oil     -1 tbsp.
  • Soy sauce low sodium  – Optional


  1. Slice the ends of the sweet potatoes so they lie flat on either sides.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-low heat. When hot, add the sweet potatoes cut side down. Fry for 5-7mins, or until deep golden brown, then flip and fry on the other side.
  3. Add butter to the pan to melt.
  4. Place garlic and herbs around sweet potatoes and season well. Carefully pour the stock around it and cover. Simmer gently for 25 to 30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender. Ready to be served.
  5. Heat butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Sear salmon skin side up for 3-4 minutes. Flip and sear for 2minutes.
  6. Pour in the orange juice and allow to reduce to half quantity. Add enough garlic, and cook until fragrant. Remove salmon from pan, in the same pan add honey and soy sauce if using, stirring together to combine flavours.
  7. Bring to a simmer until reduced to a nice sauce, return salmon to the pan to allow sauce to evenly coat it and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve your orange and honey glaze salmon with fondant sweet potato and enjoy.

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