Friday, July 1, 2011

Salmon with Tomato-Basil Sauce

Summer has finally arrived in Montana this week and my body doesn't quite know how to handle it. I was so use to freezing and living in my sweats, I'm kinda freaking out that I have to wear shorts and show my white legs to the world. I don't mean to get all political, but after the winter we had here in Montana, I doubt global warming is really an issue anymore Mr. Gore! But I'm not complaining about the beautiful weather now because there is nothing like summertime in Montana.

But you didn't stop by my website for the weather, you stopped by because you wanted to see this fresh summer recipe for Salmon with a Tomato-Basil Sauce! When I saw on America's Test Kitchen that they were having a "Salmon" challenge, I knew I had to make this dish because it only requires the oven to be on for 5 minutes and tastes great! You just broil the salmon for 5 minutes and turn it off. Nobody wants to have the oven on when it's 90 degrees outside!

Not to mention how bright and colorful this dish's fantastic!
Plus it's healthy too!

Here is what you are going to need for 2 servings:
-1/2 lb Roma Tomatoes-seeded and chopped
-1/3 cup chopped fresh Basil
-1/8 cup Olive Oil
-1/2 Shallot-chopped
-2 tsp Lemon Juice
-1-1/2 tsp drained Capers
-2 (4-6 oz) Salmon Filets
-More Olive Oil (for brushing on the salmon)
-Salt and Pepper

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat your broiler and place some aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Brush both sides of the salmon with olive oil so it doesn't stick to the foil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the salmon on the baking sheet with the skin side down. Broil for 4-5 minutes until the salmon is opaque and the top chars slightly.

Transfer the salmon to your plates and spoon the fresh tomato-basil sauce over the fish. Enjoy with a salad and some crusty/toasted bread! The sauce is amazing if you spoon some on the bread too!


  1. i love this dish! its so light and fresh for the summer. :)

  2. I love how you used the shallots in there - love that. Also, I am learning to love capers - it's a process for me but I'm really getting the hang of it!

  3. looks so good. i'm too scared to cook fish.

  4. We had a late summer here in California too. Montana in summer must be lovely...that big open blue sky.
    The salmon sounds delicious.

  5. Hi there!

    I don't eat a lot of meat so a fish recipe is always welcome. And I love fresh basil. Thanks for sharing - it looks delicious! :)

    This Good Life


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