Tomato Basil Salmon

Background and History:

Tomato Basil Salmon is a delightful dish that combines the richness of salmon with the vibrant flavors of tomatoes and fresh basil. While it might not have a long history, it embodies the essence of Mediterranean cuisine, where these ingredients are celebrated.

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a baking dish, combine the cherry tomatoes, basil, minced garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon fillets on top of the tomato mixture.
  • Drizzle a little more olive oil over the salmon and season with additional salt and pepper.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve hot, garnished with extra fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1 fillet with tomato mixture
  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 35g

Notes:

  • You can adjust the amount of fresh basil to your taste; some prefer a more pronounced basil flavor.
  • Serve the Tomato Basil Salmon with a side of steamed vegetables or over a bed of cooked quinoa for a complete meal.

Allergy Warning:

This dish contains fish (salmon) and may also contain allergens depending on the preparation and any accompanying ingredients. Check for individual allergies and adjust the recipe as needed.

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