Tomato Basil Salmon
This is an easy, light dish that can be served within no time. This entrée can be dished out with any side of your choice. My favorite is asparagus and tri-colored potatoes. A glass of Pinot Noir really compliments the flavors. The health benefits of salmon are endless. It helps protects heart health, including: reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and Type 2 Diabetes. Also studies have said it can reduce the risk of mental heath disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression. So, not only is this a delicious meal, there are many advantages to eating a rich omega 3 dish like this. I really enjoy this recipe because not only does it gives you room to play with sides, but give you freedom on how to prepare the actual meal. Some people have used canned tomatoes rather then fresh. Some like more flavor, so they add garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, and fresh chopped basil. Or if you’re a cheese lover, you can add double cheese, by placing Parmesan cheese directly onto salmon as well as on the tomatoes. Regardless of how you prepare it, enjoying the salmon is all that matters! This meal can be served for a romantic evening with your significant other, or can be served for the whole family.
Serving Size: 2 Fillets
Prep: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
• 2 (6 ounce) boneless salmon fillets
• 1 Tablespoon dried basil
• 1 tomato, sliced thinly
• 1 Tablespoon olive oil
• 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil, and spray with non-stick cooking spray. (or whip down with olive oil)
3. Place salmon Fillets onto the foil, sprinkle with basil, top with tomato slices, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake in the preheated oven until the salmon is opaque in the center, and the Parmesan cheese is lightly browned on top. This should be about 20 minutes.