Spring Salmon Recipe with Tomato Sauce

With spring in full bloom and summer right around the corner, there’s never been a better time of year for a decadent salmon-based meal. Thankfully with this easy-to-make recipe from the Gimme Some Oven food blog for Salmon Set in Burst Tomato Sauce, you’ll be enjoying a wonderful garlic-infused tomato basil cream sauce with your fresh salmon in no time at all!


  • 4 fresh salmon fillets
  • 2 pounds of either cherry or grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup of roughly-torn fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, either pressed or finely minced
  • 1 ounce of freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, reserving an additional amount for sprinkling
  • ⅓ to ½ cup of heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup of olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons of fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly-cracked black pepper


  1. You’ll start this recipe by seasoning your four salmon fillets generously with fine sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper. Nearby, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once you spread the oil around the inner surface of the skillet, you’ll place the salmon onto the skillet face-down. Sear the salmon, undisturbed for about 2-3 minutes or until the salmon is golden. Then, flip the salmon over and cook the reverse side for 2 additional minutes until it’s nearly cooked through. Once it is, transfer the salmon to a clean plate and set it aside.
  2. With the skillet emptied, you’ll go ahead and add in your remaining olive oil and reduce the burner’s heat from medium-high to simply medium. Add the tomatoes, minced garlic cloves, and crushed red pepper flakes to the pan and toss all the ingredients gently until everything’s gently coated in olive oil. Cook the contents of the pan for about 10-15 minutes while stirring occasionally just until all of the tomatoes have burst and their juices have reduced to a fairly thick sauce.
  3. At this point, you can use a spoon to gently smash some of the tomatoes to release more of their juices after a few minutes of cooking, but you can retain the texture and chunkiness of the cause by leaving several of the tomatoes still intact if you’d like.
  4. With the tomatoes properly burst and the salmon already seared, you’re well on your way to the finished sauce. The next step is for you to gently stir in your heavy cream, basil leaves, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt, and a few twists of the freshly-cracked black pepper into the sauce until it’s all combined.
  5. Nestle your salmon fillets into the sauce and continue cooking it all for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through to your particular liking. Taste and season the sauce with extra salt, pepper, and/or crushed red pepper flakes as needed.
  6. When serving and plating your fillets and sauce, garnish your fillets with extra basil and Parmesan cheese.Consider serving this dish with crusty bread, pasta, or rice. Additionally, the texture of the salmon pairs really nicely with a citrus-based vegetable medley or light side salad, so consider also tossing some arugula leaveswith lemon juice, olive oil, Parmesan, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!


If you’re looking for a little extra flavor or texture with this dish, you’re in luck. The above recipe is highly customizable and flexible, so feel free to add some spinach in the final minutes of cooking for a richer, more colorful presentation. Additionally, substituting your favorite Italian herbs in place of the basil or even putting in burrata in place of the heavy cream are both excellent ways to make this recipe your very own. Let your taste buds and flavor-seeking instincts guide your hand, and enjoy what you discover.

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Simple Dinner Ideas To Celebrate This Spring

It’s time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Spring, not toil at the stove. Get more time outside by saving time in the kitchen with these Spring dinner ideas from Delish. There are 80 recipes – ranging from breakfast pizza to seafood to pasta salads – a little something for everyone. Most importantly, they are all easy and delicious.  These recipes are at the top of our list to whip up after a day soaking in the sun,

Dinner Idea: Garlic Parmesan Salmon

This easy oven-baked salmon is going to be a favorite. Cooking the salmon as one big fillet not only makes prep easier, but allows your hungry diners to fork out their own portions – dinner done community style.  Be generous with the garlic and parmesan, pop in the oven, and a light, crispy and flavorful meal is just minutes away.  Make sure you throw on more parmesan once it’s cooked and serve with lemon wedges.  So tasty!

Tuna Melt

Don’t let anyone tell you this is simply a “tuna sandwich”. This is THE tuna sandwich! Toasty, cheesy, and easy to make? We’re in!  Don’t believe the haters – you definitely can elevate canned tuna.  With a recipe like this, we can’t wait to try this one out with different breads and cheeses to spice things up.

Dinner Idea: Buffalo Chicken Salad

This buffalo chicken salad is one to write home about. Even if you’re not a fan of salad, this spicy chicken is a game changer.  If you’ve got some spare time, try out a homemade ranch dressing recipe. The upside is you get all that delicious buffalo chicken flavor without the sticky finger clean-up.

Chicken Fajitas

Who doesn’t hear that famous sizzle being delivered to a nearby table and immediately regret their selection?  With this recipe, you can easily satisfy your fajita cravings at home – just chop and sizzle.  Marinate these for even more flavor!  We will definitely be serving these with Spanish rice, black beans and some homemade guacamole. There are so many other dinner ideas when it comes to left overs also.

Slow Cooker Spaghetti

How’s this for a dinner idea? Reap the benefits of a slow cooked spaghetti and meatballs dish without the fuss of waiting and watching. Toss all of your ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy version of the best comfort food around.  Pair with a crusty garlic bread and a light salad if you’ve got a few spare minutes.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Packed with flavor, these fun and colorful peppers will never reveal their secret – that they’re actually healthy.  You can’t go wrong with sausage, cheese and spices.  These are also great for making ahead of time if you’re a fan of meal prepping.  If you like spicy foods, use the hot Italian sausage or throw in some cayenne or your favorite Mexican hot sauce to give it a kick.

Dinner Idea: Ham, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast is great, right?  But so is breakfast for dinner.  Now hear us out – breakfast pizza for dinner.  Now that we have your attention, check out this simple pizza recipe that will have your mouth watering.  Savory ham, cheesy goodness – we bet you can’t eat just one slice.

Mini Swedish Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes

If you live near an Ikea, you know about the meatballs – you may even pretend you’re going to shop, all the while with those meatballs on your mind.  For those without access to an Ikea or a Swedish grandmother, let us help you fill your meatball needs.  This recipe for tender, delicious meatballs, flooded with rich gravy and served atop creamy mashed potatoes, will deliver the perfect bite to you every time.

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