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(Video) Recipe: Salmon & Melting Cherry Tomatoes
Salmon and Tomato Recipe

(Video) Recipe: Salmon & Melting Cherry Tomatoes

Friday, July 22, 2022


Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, loaded with nutrients, like omega-3 fatty acids, which may reduce your risk factors for disease. Perfect summer weeknight meal to take advantage of vitamin-packed summer tomatoes. 


Serves 4 


  • Extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion, such as Vidalia 
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves) 
  • 2 cups (1 pint) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved through the stem 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 ½ tablespoons good balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 ½ tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves 
  • 1 (2-pound) salmon fillet, cut crosswise into 4 pieces 



To make the salmon: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 

Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium (10-inch) sauté pan. Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very tender but not browned. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid evaporates and the tomato sauce thickens slightly. Off the heat, stir in the vinegar and basil. 

Meanwhile, place a large (12-inch) cast-iron pan over high heat for 5 minutes. Brush the salmon all over with olive oil, sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper and place it skin side up in the pan. Cook the fish for 3 to 4 minutes without moving them, until browned. Turn the salmon skin side down with a small metal spatula and transfer the pan to the oven for 8 minutes. (The salmon will not be completely cooked through.) Remove the fish to a serving platter, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. 

Reheat the tomatoes, season to taste and serve hot, warm, or at room temperature along with the salmon. 


Nutritional information (per serving)  

  • Calories 279 
  • Fat 18g 
  • Carbohydrates 4.7g 
  • Fiber 1g 
  • Sugar429mg 
  • Protein 14g