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Date Night Meal – Mediterranean Salmon in Tomato Sauce

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 15 min
Total: 20 min

Ingredients for 2 servings

  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • Salmon
    • 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
  • Garnish
    • fresh parsley
    • zaatar


Step 1

Set oven to broil.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Reduce the heat of the oven to 400F.

Step 4

Season salmon filet with a bit of olive oil and Sea blend.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.

Step 8

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.

Step 9

Nestle the salmon in the skillet with the tomatoes, then bake for 8 – 10 minutes at 400F.

Step 10

Garnish and enjoy!