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Baked salmon in tomato basil sauce and a quick, easy and good-for-you dish. Started on the stovetop and finished in the oven, this dish is on the table in 30 minutes.
This is one of my favorite fish dishes that I make on a regular basis. I usually make it with swordfish, but I’m changing it up because February American is heart health month and salmon is the best heart healthy fish there is.
In addition to salmon, the other heart healthy ingredient in this dish is Hunt’s diced tomatoes. I am thankful that I am not closely related to anyone with a heart related condition, but I am very heart healthy conscious for myself and my husband and since I am responsible for our meals, I can contribute to our heart health by limiting sodium intake, eating a low fat diet and we both exercising regularly.
Hunt’s are a huge supporter of heart health and are donating $50,000 to the American Heart Association which something I really can stand behind.
Hunt’s diced tomatoes can be found in the canned vegetables aisle at Walmart. The garlic, onions and basil can be found in the fresh produce aisle. Before you head out to buy, have you heard of Ibotta? They allow you to earn cash back when you shop and they have a buy 4 get $1 off Hunt’s tomatoes, you can take advantage of this rebate here > get the rebate.
It is so quick and easy to make this heart healthy dish. Since the salmon does not bake long, I start the sauce stovetop then transfer everything to a baking dish so the fish can bake in the delicious sauce.
This dish my go-to heart healthy dish. Tell me in the comments if you have a favorite healthy dish you like to make.
- 1/2 tablespoon + 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
- 4-6 ounce salmon filets
- 9 ounces yellow onion finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- Small pinch red pepper flakes
- 2-14.5 ounce cans Hunt’s diced tomatoes
- 4 ounces capers drained
- 4 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Brush 1/2 tablespoon olive oil all over the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
- Dry the salmon filets and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
- To a heavy skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
- When you see a slight ripple in the oil add the onions, stirring often until they start to soften, about 10 minutes.
- Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, stir and cook 1 minute.
- Add the tomatoes, capers, basil, salt and pepper and stir to mix well.
- Pour a little sauce into the bottom of the baking dish and place the salmon filets into the baking dish and pour the rest of the sauce over the salmon. Bake for 20 minutes.
- Serve garnished with more basil.