Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Food for Thought----Pan-Roasted Salmon and Tomatoes

Married nearly 25 years, Paul and I have this agreement, I cook it, he eats it. Honestly, he's not a fussy eater and has always been a fairly easy person to cook for. He has a few things he doesn't like (such as green vegetables) but I pretty much just ignore that and cook what I want to and with few exceptions, he eats it. Never much of a fish eater, over the years he has come to appreciate fish a little more and not just what he's dragged out of a lake and thrown into a pan. Here's one of our favorites.

Pan-Roasted Salmon and Tomatoes


1 1/2 pounds salmon steaks, about 3/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 14 1/2-ounce cans diced tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


Dredge the fish in the flour. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the fish and brown about 3 minutes on each side. Carefully lift the fish out of the skillet and set it aside on a platter; sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and garlic to the skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook 3 minutes

Reduce heat to low and return the fish to the pan. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until the fish flakes when tested with a fork or the tip of a knife. Remove the fish to a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Increase heat to high, add the basil, and reduce the sauce, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 3 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

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dadshouse said...

I often grill salmon, but this recipe sounds really good. I'll have to try it. Thanks

Debbie said...

Salmon is one of my favorites! And my husband and I have the same agreement:)

Sandy said...

Dads.....let me know how it comes out.

Debbie.....I guess we're not too unusual then.

croneandbearit said...

That sounds so yummy - Devoted Spouse and I are getting ready to celebrate 26 years of wedded bliss and I've only recently convinced him that eating fish won't kill him - but he won't eat salmon and it's my favorite. I'm going to continue to work on him. Maybe if I just put it in front of him and tell him it's this or nothing...nah that wouldn't work - he'd just go make cheese and crackers or something else equally nutritious! LOL Hugs!

Sandy said...

crone....I have to admit that salmon takes some getting used to, it's very rich. It's certainly not 'fish and chips' kind of fish. I have a similar recipe with onions instead of tomatoes....if you think that would be more appealing, let me know and I'll send it to you. And sometimes you just need to cook for YOU and let them each cheese and crackers. Thanks for checking it out and congrats on the 26 that's a major accomplishment! C ya!

Gwendolyn B. said...

We love salmon at my house - always on the lookout for a new recipe! This looks yummy!

P.S. I've an award for you over at my blog.

Anonymous said...

I love salmon. Sounds like a great receipe.

I wish my husband wasn't so picky.


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