Tomato Basil Salmon Recipe -
Tomato Basil Salmon Recipe
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Tomato Basil Salmon

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"This quick salmon dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Serve with a side of sauteed spinach and a glass of pinot noir."

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Original recipe makes 2 salmon fillets Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil, and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place the salmon fillets onto the foil, sprinkle with basil, top with tomato slices, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven until the salmon is opaque in the center, and the Parmesan cheese is lightly browned on top, about 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 16, 2009

Very good! Very simple! I'll be keeping this one! Here are my revisions, taken, in part, from other reviewers observations. Start with a VERY light sprinkle of garlic powder, salt and pepper. Evenly spread fresh basil, coarsely chopped. I grated fresh Parmesan directly onto the salmon and then again on top of Roma tomato slices. Another light sprinkle of salt and any leftover basil before a drizzle of olive oil. I let the salmon sit for about 30 to 45 minutes to allow it to soak up the flavors before baking it for 15 mins., followed by about 2 to 4 mins. under the broiler. I also think it should be served with a lemon wedge, it seemed to need a bit more citrus than what the tomatoes alone provide. Served with couscous and a salad of mixed greens.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 06, 2011

Pretty yummy...tastes like Olive Garden meets Red Lobster. I chopped a couple cloves of garlic and added it to mine.

Jun 27, 2008

I used fresh basil leaves and layered them under the tomato slices. It made a pretty presentation and the family enjoyed it.

Sep 07, 2008

Very yummy and quick prep. I covered the entire salmon with sliced tomatoes but i found my favorite bites were the ones with the parmasean crusted directly on the fish - will do more of that next time.

Aug 08, 2008

Amazing Salmon! We tried using a broiling pan though, and cooked it at 375 as suggested for 10 minutes and then turned the broil element on high for another 5-10. That gave us a crisp top and deliciously juicy salmon that literally melted in your mouth.

Jun 20, 2008

This was great. I was looking for an alternative to the usual soy-sauce-based marinades I use for salmon, and this was perfect. The tomato flavor really goes nicely through the fish. A deceptively simple recipe that turns out awesome.

Jun 29, 2008

This was delicious! Perfect for a quick meal. I ended up using canned tomato rather than fresh, since it was what I had on hand, and the juices kept the salmon very moist. Great, quick recipe.

Sep 03, 2011

Excellent! I followed the ingredients and directions as written. I used roma tomatoes, sweet basil and freshly grated parmesan reggiano cheese. The baking time is spot on! The layer of ingredients made for a very pretty dish. I am pleasantly surprised at how delicious this turned out. The salmon is so tender, moist and juicy! I love parmesan cheese and it melted nicely on top of the salmon. A nice combination of fresh flavors! Everything just melted in my mouth and I was in heaven! This is perfect for a late summer dinner - especially here in Hawaii! I served this dish with, "Fast and Easy Spinach with Shallots," "Herbed Rice Pilaf," and "Lemon Ginger Shrimp," all from this website and very tasty!


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  • Calories
  • 405 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 36.2 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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