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Pan-seared Salmon with Tomato-Basil Sauce

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One of the perks of working in a kitchen restaurant is that you get some ideas and recipes that you are sure would taste delicious. This recipe of pan-seared Salmon with tomato-basil sauce is one of the many things I learned during my one month stint as a helper to the Chef of a hotel restaurant four years ago.  It is one of my favorite salmon recipes simply because it is so easy to make but taste so good, like dining out in a restaurant! 😉 I always use pink salmon for this recipe but I am sure any kind of salmon would be just great. 

Try this quick and easy recipe of Pan-seared Salmon with tomato-basil sauce. |

Try this quick and easy recipe of Pan-seared Salmon with tomato-basil sauce. |

I really think this pan-seared salmon goes well together with buttered wild rice just like how they serve it in the restaurant I worked for. Normally, I just cook the rice as instructed and once it is cooked, I just mix in some butter and salt before serving. It depends on how much butter you like, but I like to add about 1 spoonful of butter to 2 cups of cooked rice.

Try this quick and easy recipe of Pan-seared Salmon with tomato-basil sauce. |

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Pan-seared Salmon with Tomato-Basil Sauce

Try this easy Pan-seared Salmon recipe and with flavorful tomato and basil sauce, you never need to dine out again to enjoy such fine-dining experience.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pan seared salmon
Servings: 2
Calories: 385kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 10 ounces salmon fillet - - cut into the desired size
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter - (or more)
  • 1 clove garlic - - minced
  • 1 medium onion - - chopped
  • 2 big or 4 medium fresh and ripe tomatoes - - diced
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper - (optional) - diced
  • 1 cup basil leaves - - chopped


  • Season salmon with salt and pepper.
  • In a pan over medium heat, melt butter until it becomes bubbly. Add salmon fillet and brown both sides making sure that fish is just cooked through. Remove from pan and transfer to a plate.
  • In the same pan, saute garlic and onions in the remaining butter (Add more butter if needed). Add the tomatoes, bell pepper and a cup of water and bring to boil. Lower heat and let it simmer until it thickens and most water is gone. Stir from time to time.
  • Once the sauce reaches the desired consistency, add the basil and season with salt and pepper if needed then remove from heat.
  • Either pour the sauce on top of the salmon or lay the salmon fillet on top of sauce.


You may also sprinkle dried dill on the salmon if you have some before serving.
You may also use canned tomato chunks just omit the water then.
Nutrition Facts
Pan-seared Salmon with Tomato-Basil Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 1378mg57%
Potassium 842mg24%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1285IU26%
Vitamin C 21.6mg26%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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