Best Salmon Recipe: Ina Garten’s Salmon and Melting Tomatoes

Best Salmon Recipe: Ina Garten’s Salmon and Melting Tomatoes

Even in December, you can get fresh tomatoes as Grape and Cherry Tomatoes always seem to be available at our local markets. My children like Salmon but they really loved this best Salmon Recipe from no other than my favorite  Barefoot Contessa.  

Since many of you can grill in the snow, this is the perfect recipe for salmon lovers. This salmon recipe is easy enough for the busy weeknight cook, but also glamorous enough for a dinner party.

The whole family will love this  Melting Tomatoes Ina Garten Salmon Recipe that comes together in just minutes. Grape tomatoes are available all year long so this is the perfect dinner to serve any month of the year. 

 ina garten salmon recipe salmon with melting tomatoes

 Melting Tomatoes Ina Garten Salmon Recipe

Like I mentioned before my family really enjoys fish and salmon recipes especially. We all agreed that you could probably switch out the fish to your family favorite as well.

Enjoy this recipe year-round as grape tomatoes are found at any market.

 

I think this would be pretty with different colored tomatoes too. Be sure to buy whatever is in season and looks the freshest at your market. 

 Melting Tomatoes Ina Garten Salmon Recipe

If you don’t have fresh herbs on hand be sure to try the Gourmet Gardens partially dried herbs. They last up to 3 weeks.

What you need to Make Melted Salmon In Tomatoes

  • Olive Oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, ( 2 cloves)
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half.
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cut up fresh basil leaves
  • 2 pound salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces (ask the fish monger to do this)

 

 

I grilled the salmon on the stovetop then added it to the tomato mixture. What a great way to enjoy the fresh caught Alaskan Salmon.   I really love my le Creuset Grill pan for indoor grilling. 

ina garten salmon recipe

 Melting Tomatoes Ina Garten Salmon Recipe

 Ina Garten Salmon and Melting Tomatoes

Salmon and Melted Tomatoes fromBarefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust

Salmon and melting tomatoes

Salmon and melting tomatoes

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A super easy Salmon Recipe that has a wonderful Tomato Sauce 

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet yellow onion, Vidalia is always good
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, ( 2 cloves)
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half.
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cut up fresh basil leaves or Garden Gourmet dried herbs
  • 2 pound salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces ( have your seafood person do this)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  2. Place salmon skin side up in the cast iron pan (or a heavy bottom fry pan) which I pre – heated for about 5 minutes. Cook the fish for about 4 minutes, don’t move them . Turn the salmon skin side down with a metal spatula . Transfer the pan to the oven for about 6 minutes. Remove the fish , make sure it’s cooked through, and place on a serving platter and cover with aluminum foil, allow to rest for at least 5 minutes. It will continue to cook for a bit after you remove it from pan.
  3. Reheat the tomato mixture, season to taste, and serve along the salmon. You can serve at room temperature, hot or warm.

Notes

* this recipe is for 4 people I fed 2 adults and 3 kids with 2 lbs of salmon

Adapted from Ina Garten

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 410 Total Fat 22g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 16g Cholesterol 111mg Sodium 222mg Carbohydrates 13g Fiber 2g Sugar 9g Protein 39g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

What is your best Salmon Recipe?

7 Comments

  1. Since you don’t cook them together you can easily make his salmon and serve yours with the tomatoes.

  2. That looks really good. We really like salmon,though my husband doesn’t think he likes tomatoes, so I’m not sure what he would think. But I am the cook…

  3. I know I tend to just add salt and pepper and grill. this is a good change up and you can use a lot of different heavy fishes I think too

  4. This looks delicious, and I’m thinking about serving it when we have company next week. Thanks for the post!

  5. This looks SO good – I love salmon!

  6. That has some of my favorite ingredients, looks delicious.

  7. Oh that looks really good and a different way to make salmon. Trying this the next time I buy salmon!

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