Friday, December 28, 2012

Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Shallots and Olives

With the pending new year I find myself desperately searching for new and healthy recipes in an attempt to detox myself from the holiday gluttony.  My problem lies in deprivation.

If someone says I can't eat dairy I suddenly crave an entire block of sharp cheddar.  If I learn that I really should have pasta I am going to want fettuccine alfredo. 

The options are endless....well at least when it comes to anything pasta, potato or cheese related.

My goal this year is to find great, healthy recipes that make me forget I am eating "healthy" foods and make me change my cravings to those meals that are really good for me.

We will see how it goes....I don't believe in resolutions as I think they are too easily broken, but goal setting is something I can wrap my head around!

Here is one of my first shots at such a dish.  When my friend brought fresh salmon across the country from Pike's Market in Seattle we decided to try it a couple different ways.

He smoked some of it while I decided to bake it with a tomato, shallot and olive salsa.  Both were outstanding!!  Here is the recipe I used which will definitely be included in my normal dinner rotation! 

Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Shallots and Olives

3 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
1 lemon, juiced
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
4 salmon fillets (about 5 oz. each)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the tomatoes, shallots, olives, oregano, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. 
Lay each salmon fillet on a piece of aluminum foil and top with approx. 3 Tbsp. of the tomato mixture. 
Then, wrap the foil around the salmon, crimping the edges to form a tent. 
Lay the four tents on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Unwrap and enjoy!
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1 comment:

  1. It was fantastic reading your blog, So nice to see all this from a person whom i know. I will surely try out few of this when i get back home. Thanks for blogging and must admit you are multi talented.