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Tomato Basil Salmon

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This Recipe was created by Tina Chan, Founder and CEO of Powbab, Inc.

A tomato basil sauce on salmon recipe that will blow your tastebuds away.  Fresh tomato with capers, basil and thyme for a perfect palate flavor profile on top of a lightly cooked fillet of salmon.  Healthy should be tasty, and this combination of a tomato sauce with salmon will be called ‘tasty’ everytime.  This recipe is an all-time personal favorite.


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
  • 2 large fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • Juice of 1/8 of fresh lemon
  • 2 Tbsp of capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh finely chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 fresh salmon fillets, 1/2 lb each


  1. In a large, wide (at least 12 inches wide) saucepan (one that comes with a cover), heat olive oil on medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring regularly, until just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the tomatoes, thyme, lemon zest, lemon juice, capers, and basil. Simmer for 10 minutes, adding a little water if needed to prevent the sauce from getting too dry. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add 1/4 a cup of white wine – a simple Chardonnay will work. Add 1/4 cup of water. Bring to a simmer. Place the fillets in the pan on top of the sauce, skin side down, if the fillets are still in their skin. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 5-10 minutes, depending on how thick the cuts of fish are. Poke the fish with a fork and look for doneness. The fish should still be somewhat rare in the middle, but not raw. Serve immediately, with tomato sauce generously applied.

Serves 4

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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