Baked Salmon With Tomato Garlic Butter Sauce

Monday, April 04, 2016

Last night I wanted to cook something easy, but I was also in the mood for something a little more fancy. This was the perfect in between because it didn't take a lot of work, but it sure tastes like it does. I made baked salmon, with a garlic-butter sauce that had tomatoes, capers, green onions, and a little bit of lime and herbs. I cooked some rice on the side and it was so filling and good. 

All you need is: 

Salmon: I got a little over a pound so Daniel and I can have some as leftovers.
2 Tomatoes
Chopped Garlic 
1 Lime 
Green Onions

For the Salmon: 

1. Turn the oven on to 350.
2. Salt and pepper the salmon, I also used a little bit of garlic salt.
3. Place some aluminum foil in a glass dish, place the salmon on the aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes or until flaky.

For the Sauce: 
1. Melt some butter in a pot.
2. Add the tomatoes and garlic and simmer until fragrant.
3. Add the capers, basil, black pepper and green onions.
4. Squeeze one half-a whole lime into the sauce. Try half first and taste it to decide if it needs the other half.
5. Turn the stove onto low and continue simmering until the salmon and rice have finished cooking. The longer it simmers, the more flavorful it becomes.
6. Make sure to test the flavor to see if it needs anything else! The capers give the sauce enough salty flavor that you probably won't need any other seasonings.

To Serve: 
Cook the rice according to package directions. Serve rice, salmon and sauce in a bowl and enjoy!

This is so good as leftovers and would taste great as a pasta sauce. It would also be so good with shrimp instead of salmon.

Happy Monday, all!


  1. This sounds amazing! I'm trying to incorporate more fish into our meals so this will have to go on my list to try!

    1. I try to make at least one fish dish every week because there's so much you can do with it. The greatest thing about this recipe is that it's really difficult to mess up. Just put all of the ingredients in to your own tastes and it will turn out great every time :) I hope you let me know how yours turns out if you make it!

  2. Yum! I am never quite sure how to cook salmon in the oven but this sounds too easy to mess up!


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