Meet your new favorite quick and easy Sticky Sesame Baked Salmon recipe with Orange Sauce from Silvana’s Gluten Free and Dairy Free Kitchen Cookbook! It’s a healthy recipe your whole family will love!

You'll LOVE this quick and easy recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon w/ Orange Sauce. Serve it w/ rice or quinoa and veggies for a healthy dinner everyone will love!

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I’m delighted to tell you about a new cookbook, Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed. I’m sharing Silvana’s “go-to” recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce, which I’m pretty confident that even non-fish eaters will love.

Quoted by my son…”Mom, this sauce is delicious!”

And, yes, he ate the salmon too 🙂

Disclosure: I was given a digital copy of Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen to review and share a recipe from the book with my readers. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Meet Silvana

For those unfamiliar with Silvana Nardone, she’s a gluten-free cookbook author, personal transformation strategist, and co-founder of Via Viaggio CBD + adaptogen edibles.

Cookbook Review: Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen

Silvana's Gluten Free Dairy Free Kitchen Cookbook | Read my review @thespicyrd

The book begins with a quick introduction to Silvana’s experience researching, creating, and testing gluten-free, dairy-free recipes for her own family and her readers who crave the comfort of home-cooked classic meals, just as all of us do.

In addition, the introduction includes a getting-started guide to gluten-free and dairy-free cooking, a list of pantry essentials and key ingredients, and Silvana’s own personal favorite products and brands.

The book is divided into the following chapters

  • The Breakfast Club-Breakfast and Brunch
  • Plenty of Dough-Breads and Flatbreads
  • Let’s Get This Meal Started-Appetizers and Salads
  • You’ll Be Bowled Over-Soups, Pasta, and Rice
  • Meal Makeovers-Fake-Out Takeout, TV Dinners, and Restaurant Classic
  • Sweet Success-Dessert Classics
  • Back to Basics-Reinvented Baking Mixes and Dairy-Free Favorites

Although, to date, I have only made the super yummy Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce, the following recipes are on my short-list to make…

  • Raspberry-Nut Breakfast Bars
  • Banana Chocolate Oat Cookies
  • Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Garlic Bechamel
  • Avocado Gazpacho with Peaches and Corn
  • Moo Shu Vegetables with Sesame Pancakes.

Buy the book! Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen

Sticky Sesame Salmon Recipe & Nutrition Notes

  • The salmon was so easy, moist, and delicious, and the fact that my son ate it all up makes it a definite addition to our family’s favorite recipes!
  • The recipe calls for 2-4 tablespoons of sugar, but IMO, that would be too much. I used 1 tablespoon and thought it was perfectly sweet. Maple syrup or honey in place of the sugar would also be delicious.
  • I used 1 tablespoon of some chili garlic sauce that I had on hand instead of the 2 tablespoons the recipe calls for, and it had a nice {not too spicy} kick which was perfect for my son. If I were to make it for just myself and Mr. Spicy, I would probably crank up the heat a little.
  • The beauty of this recipe is that you can cook up a big batch of salmon for dinner and enjoy it with some veggies and rice to soak up the delicious sauce (Purple/Forbidden rice would be delicious), and then save the leftovers for a Salmon Salad the next day. I think Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce would be deliciously served on top of my favorite Crunchy Asian Chopped Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing. Mmm…Hmmm….!
  • Salmon is one of my favorite MIND Diet friendly and Mediterranean Diet friendly foods. It’s rich in anti-inflammatory healthy omega 3-s, beneficial for brain health, autoimmune disease, heart health, and overall health.

You'll love this Quick and Easy Sticky Sesame Salmon recipe from Silvana's Gluten Free and Diary Free Kitchen Cookbook | Recipe & review @thespicyrd

More Salmon Recipes You’ll Love

You'll LOVE this quick and easy recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon w/ Orange Sauce. Serve it w/ rice or quinoa and veggies for a healthy dinner everyone will love!

Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce

Meet your new favorite quick and easy Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce recipe from Silvana’s Gluten Free and Dairy Free Kitchen Cookbook! It’s a healthy recipe your whole family will love!
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


For the Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice, preferably fresh squeezed
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili paste, such as sambal oelek, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the Fish

  • 4 6- ounce salmon fillets, skin removed
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Make the sauce: In a large bowl, stir together the ketchup, orange juice, sugar, chili paste and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Make the fish: Season the salmon generously with salt and pepper, then drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Place the seeds on a plate and dredge the tops of the fillets in the sesame seeds to coat.
  • In an ovenproof skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the salmon, sesame seed side down, to the pan and sear, turning once, until golden brown about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the salmon until cooked through, about 6 minutes.
  • Generously brush with the orange sauce and serve.


For a low FODMAP version, the amount of ketchup per serving falls between low to moderate in FODMAPS, so you can include it, or substitute with tomato paste. Most commercial chili paste contains garlic, so look for one that doesn’t have garlic, or omit it from the ingredient list.
Excerpted from SILVANA’S GLUTEN-FREE AND DAIRY-FREE KITCHEN © 2014 by Silvana Nardone. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 3mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Low FODMAP
Keyword healthy salmon recipes
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  1. My husband makes an awesome chicken noodle soup from scratch!

  2. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says:

    My mom’s meatloaf!!

  3. She looks like she is cutting homemade bread on the cover and I have been looking for a good tasting gluten free bread that my grandchildren would eat so I hope I win the book to try the bread recipe.

  4. Hm…lots of favorites, but today I’m craving chicken pot pie!

  5. Francesca says:

    Looks phenom! Can’t wait to make and try 🙂

  6. Kara Lydon, RD says:

    LOVE this recipe. Always looking for new ways to cook salmon which is a staple in our house! My favorite home cooked meal is probably my homemade mac n’ cheese!

  7. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says:

    Can’t wait to try this…the crust looks perfect. Comfort food? Pizza!

  8. My go to comfort foods are mashed potatoes or pizza

  9. Comfort foods……….meatloaf or quiche.

  10. This certainly does look delicious, and I’ll be making it soon! My favorite home-cooked meal happens to be some kind of salmon with a green veg and some smashed potatoes. The next day I put the leftover flaked salmon into the leftover potatoes for some tasty salmon patties!

  11. Christopher Sorel says:

    always love a good stew

  12. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says:

    I’m going to have to try this recipe! My son isn’t a big cooked fish fan so I’m always looking for new ways to get him to eat it.

  13. Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating says:

    Favorite home-cooked comfort meal is my mom’s homemade split pea soup