Date Night Meal – Mediterranean Salmon in Tomato Sauce
Ingredients for 2 servings
- 4 Roma tomatoes
- 10oz raw (wild caught) salmon
- 1 tablespoon The Fit Cook Sea Blend
- Substitute: 1/2 teaspoon turmeric + pinch of sea salt + 1 teaspoon cracked pepper + 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided into 2 portions
- 1/2 cup diced white onion
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- fresh parsley
Set oven to broil.
Spray whole tomatoes with avocado oil and season them with a pinch of sea salt & pepper. Roast the tomatoes in the oven for 10- 12 minutes, or until soft and blistered. Remove and set aside.
Reduce the heat of the oven to 400F.
Season salmon filet with a bit of olive oil and Sea blend.
Set a skillet on high heat. Once hot, add 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, then add the salmon fillet skin-side UP. Sear the salmon for 1 – 2 minutes, then remove from the skillet.
Reduce the heat of the skillet to medium. Once the skillet has cooled down, add remaining olive oil, onion, garlic and capers. Caramelize for 2 to 3 minutes, until the onions have turned slightly brown and translucent.
Add the roasted tomatoes to the skillet. Use the spatula to gently press on the tomatoes so they explode to create a natural tomato sauce.
Once all the tomatoes have exploded to create a sauce, add chicken broth and tomato paste, then stir to create a tomato sauce. Bring the sauce to a light simmer and add the remaining ingredients, frequently stirring. If you desire a thicker sauce, add another tablespoon of tomato paste. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add tablespoons of vegetable or chicken broth until you reach your desired consistency. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
Nestle the salmon in the skillet with the tomatoes, then bake for 8 – 10 minutes at 400F.
Garnish and enjoy!
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