Monday, February 1, 2010

Roasted Salmon with Garlic and Tomatoes

This is another salmon recipe I found that was easy to make and tasted great. I also loved that I got a main course and side dish out of one recipe which is great for the weeknight. I added goat cheese to this which really kicked up the flavor...but if you aren't a huge goat cheese fan it could easily be left out.

This was a light, healthy recipe that tasted like a salmon dish that you might get at a restaurant. It was so flavorful and was really a great way to prepare salmon.

Adapted from Real Simple

1-2 salmon fillets
1/2-3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2-4 springs fresh thyme
2 garlic cloves, minced
Kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
Goat cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and coat a medium baking dish with non stick spray. Add salmon, skin side down, to baking dish. Spread cherry tomatoes around fillet(s) and sprinkle salmon and tomatoes with salt, pepper and paprika to taste. Sprinkle garlic and thyme over salmon. Drizzle everything with just a bit of olive oil.

Bake for about 15 minutes. Then pull salmon out of oven and sprinkle goat cheese to taste over salmon and tomatoes. Put back in oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until salmon is opaque throughout and goat cheese is very lightly browned.

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