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Salmon with Tomato, Onions, and Capers

Salmon with Tomato, Onions, and Capers
  • Meal


  • Cusine



3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, peeled and diced

2 large fresh tomatoes, diced

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped

2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons of capers, drained

1 teaspoon of chopped jalapeño peppers either fresh or pickled

1/3 cup white wine

1/4 cup water

Salt and pepper

2 fresh salmon fillets, 1/2 pound each


Sauté the onions and garlic: In a large, wide (at least 12 inches wide) saucepan (one that comes with a cover), heat olive oil on medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring regularly, until just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, thyme, lemon zest and juice, capers, jalapeño, salt, pepper: Raise the heat to medium-high and add the tomatoes, thyme, lemon zest, lemon juice, capers, and jalapeño peppers. Simmer for 10 minutes, adding a little water if needed to prevent the sauce from getting too dry. Salt and pepper to taste. Add wine and water: Add 1/3 a cup of white wine - a simple Chardonnay will work. Add 1/4 cup of water. Bring to a simmer. Add salmon fillets, cover and cook: Place the fillets in the pan on top of the sauce, skin side down, if the fillets are still in their skin. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 4-7 minutes, depending on how thick the cuts of fish are. Poke the fish with a fork and look for doneness. The fish should still be a little rare in the middle, but not raw. Serve immediately, with tomato sauce generously applied.