Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil

July/August 2010

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This recipe is so beautiful and yet so simple to prepare—it’s perfect for entertaining. You just spread a side of salmon with minced garlic, sprinkle with fresh basil, then layer sliced tomatoes on top. Put it on the grill for 10 minutes and you’re done!

"I have never liked salmon... until now! I used sustainable wild-caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. Instead of grilling, I put the salmon in foil and baked at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. I also did not have "fresh" basil, so I used...
Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil

17 Reviews for Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil

Moist and Easy, Perfectly Grilled Salmon

Great for when it's too hot to cook indoors, this second time I used it for salmon tacos. The beauty of this recipe is the thin sliced tomatoes hold the moisture in while grilling. I used a grill with holes in it instead of the foil. By heating the grill to very hot, then using a paper towel soaked in corn oil, the salmon didn't stick. My salmon steaks were very thick and needed extra grilling, which I did for the entire time on the unlit side of the gas BBQ. In spite of the extra time, they were so moist. Please use fresh basil, so much better than dried.

Stays moist, perfect flesh when using wild caught salmon
too much garlic

i suggest that you grill the salmon first to 3/4 of the way and then put the tomatoes on. Use 1/2 the garlic.

easy to prep
This is delicious and elegant

Made this tonight - I got a bunch of fresh basil in my farm shares and some native tomato - so I went and bought 2 pieces of Wild King salmon (very expensive, yikes!) but I wanted to make a nice meal for my husband. I thought I'd have some trouble grilling on the foil and then getting if off but had no problem at all. I cooked it like 14 minutes as the pieces were fairly thick and I don't like my fish raw-ish, man, they came out beautiful! I served them w/ lemon wedge, fresh avocado and some thin, salted cucumbers (also in the farm share!) in sour cream. Served it with a nice chardonnay - I will make this again! I may not spring for the super expensive salmon but it was worth every penny. My husband absolutely LOVED it.

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Anonymous wrote 51 weeks 6 days ago

I would also add that I would

I would also add that I would give it 5 stars but I didn't see where to do that - FIVE STARS AT LEAST!

Most often repeated Eating Well recipe!

I have made this dish going on three times now since I first made it a month ago. It is just perfect! So easy, fresh and healthy! I highly recommend splurging and getting a good, thick cut of salmon fresh from the seafood counter for this (none of those freezer-packed filets) if you can afford it.

easy, few ingredients, fresh, delicious, healthy
Moist, Tender and Gorgeous

I had fresh home grown tomatoes and basil. I shopped for fresh (not frozen) WILD salmon. I got a long fillet and followed the tip to remove a few minor bones. Mine looked as good as the photo and tasted even better. I served it to company and they loved it. We also had fresh green beans, corn on the cob, crusty fresh sourdough bread and a green salad.

Easy, Easy, Easy and fast!

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