Monday, December 3, 2007

Grocery Store Recipe

I find most of my recipes online, using websites like,, and I like to read all the reviews for a recipe to see how people liked it, and what modifications are generally agreed upon. A good number of the recipes I try now are also from online food blogs.

This is a simple, yet very flavorful way to prepare salmon. I actually came across this recipe at my local grocery store. They were having a special on salmon, and had a guy standing in front of the seafood department handing out samples of the salmon cooked in a tomato sauce. When I told him how much I enjoyed my sample, he asked me if I wanted the recipe. So, that's where I got this recipe - from the guy at Kroger! :)

I've had this recipe for a few months now, but finally got around to making it tonight. Our local Albertson's had fresh Atlantic Salmon fillets on sale for $4.99/lb. My husband does not really like fish, but I'm trying to cook with it more often now that we are trying to eat healthier. After dinner tonight, he asked me if there was more so he could have seconds! :) I was in utter disbelief, and he responded by saying, "What?! It was good!" This is another great weeknight meal, as it all comes together in less than 20 minutes.

Salmon with Italian Tomato Sauce (I like to call this Tomato Basil Salmon)
from the Kroger Guy

4 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp white wine
2 tbsp butter (optional) (I did not use any)
1 tsp lime juice (I used lemon juice)
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Italian seasoning, sprinkle generously (I used 1 tbsp)
Lemon pepper, sprinkle lightly (I used 1/8 tsp, might try 1/4 tsp next time)
Cajun seasoning, sprinkle lightly (I used 1/8 tsp)
1/4 cup Italian tomato basil sauce (homemade or store bought) (I used Prego Tomato, Onion & Garlic)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Sprinkle with parsley flakes (I used about 1/4 tsp)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 lb salmon, skin removed

Combine all of the ingredients except the salmon in a pan at low heat. Cook for approximately 1-2 minutes. Increase the heat and bring the sauce to a gentle boil, and then reduce the heat, add the salmon, and simmer. Cook until fish flakes off with a fork (4-10 minutes).

Yield: 3 servings


  1. Never thought to try salmon and italian...interesting. Might have to give that a go.

  2. What a great idea for salmon! I am totally going to have to try this being that I'm ALWAYS in the moodfor tomato sauce. :)

  3. yum-o. heehee. i've done a similar recipe with swordfish in the past. next up: salmon!

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  5. I had starred this in google reader a while back and just made it tonight. It was soo good! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is delicous! We are always looking for new ways to cook salmon, and this one is a keeper. Thanks for sharing! :)

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