Mediterranean Salmon ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mediterranean Salmon


Mediterranean Salmon on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #quick #easy


I am just getting back into the swing of things after my trip to Australia & the Philippines (hopefully I get to post about it soon), so that means making sure I eat right after almost four weeks vacation from eating healthy!

Getting back from the airport, I came back to a completely empty refrigerator and just a couple of onions that thankfully lasted.  With just a few ingredients from the freezer and some fresh basil from my mom's garden that she gifted to me, I was able to make a pretty healthy and amazing dish!

I initially prepared two versions using salmon and swai, so that's why you will see swai fillets in the step-by-step pictures below.  So definitely try out this dish because it is super easy and flavorful PLUS you can use any fish you would like!  Enjoy my Mediterranean Salmon!


Mediterranean Salmon on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #quick #easy


Mediterranean Salmon
A Vintage Zest original



Ingredients

  • Five 6-8 oz. Salmon fillets  (or adjust according to your baking dish size)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 4 cups tomatoes, diced  (I used frozen tomatoes from the huge crop grown by my mom)
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Black pepper
  • Salt


Mediterranean Salmon on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #quick #easy


Directions

1.  Place 1/2 of the tomatoes at the bottom of the baking dish.

Mediterranean Salmon on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #quick #easy



2.  Add 1/2 of the onions, garlic, and basil.  Season well with salt and pepper.


Mediterranean Salmon on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #quick #easy



3.  Layer the fish fillets in the baking dish.  Here, I show two swai fillets, but I ended up using five salmon fillets in my other baking dish.  And yes, I put them in while still frozen!


Mediterranean Salmon on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #quick #easy



4.  Cover with the remaining tomatoes, onions, garlic, and basil.  Season well with salt and pepper.


Mediterranean Salmon on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #quick #easy



5.  You may optionally cover with foil as shown below.  I chose not to, because I preferred a thicker sauce.


Mediterranean Salmon on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #quick #easy



6.  Bake at 400°F until the fish flakes easily with a fork, anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.  Check frequently!

My fillets took closer to 30 minutes because I began with them frozen.  Keep this in mind!


Mediterranean Salmon on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #quick #easy


And that's it!  I served my salmon with a quinoa pilaf I had stashed in the freezer.  Super easy and healthy for my first pre-grocery store meal!


Bon appetit!


Mediterranean Salmon on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #quick #easy


25 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  2. There is no way my food would turn out as beautiful as yours!

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  3. This looks super tasty! I will have to add it to my list of recipes to try :-)

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  4. Beautiful pics! (I can't stand fish but I know my hubby would scarf this down!)

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  5. It's always a small miracle when one can enjoy a home cooked meal the day they return from vacation. Lovely dish!

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  6. I'm having salmon tonight! I am totally making it this way now!

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  7. What a lovely and healthy meal! By the way...love the name of your blog!

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  8. Awww, thanks so much! Honestly though, it just turned out pretty without me doing anything to it. Try it for yourself and you'll see! :)

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  9. Please do! Let me know how you like it! :)

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  10. I'm not a fish-lover either, but it's pretty dang good! Also, your entire house won't smell as fishy as it does when you're cooking on the stovetop. That's a plus!

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  11. I know! I love eating out... but four weeks away and I'm dying for something simple and homemade. Thanks!

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  12. Awesome! Let me know how you like it. :)

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  13. It really is! And thanks for the blog name love. :) In person, I sometimes have to repeat it twice to make sure people get it... but then they totally remember it afterwards!

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  14. I love salmon. I can eat it all the time. Great recipe! Pinned it:)

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  15. Awesome! I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  16. I have never been a salmon person, but I just don't think I have had it made correctly. This looks delicious!

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  17. Looks delicious, always looking for new recipes for salmon.

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  18. Wow, this looks soooo delicious! Definitely trying it out :) Thanks!

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  19. Very, very yum! I want to try this.

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  20. Yum, this looks delicious! I am a New Zealander but love Australia, can't wait to read your travel experience.

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  21. That salmon looks so delicious. I am making this soon!!! I adore both salmon and swai, so my only question is which to make first! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday Link Party! Julia xx

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  22. Your Mediterranean Salmon looks delicious. Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.

    Come Back Soon!

    Miz Helen

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  23. Hey Diane,

    Great recipe. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party. Look for the new party up tonight.

    Have a great week.

    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  24. Thanks! I hope you try it and become a salmon person!

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  25. Oooo, that is a hard choice... :)

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