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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pan seared salmon
Servings: 2
Calories: 385kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 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.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1378mg | Potassium: 842mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 21.6mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.7mg