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Herb-Crusted Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Salmon is coated with basil, thyme, rosemary, and bread crumbs, baked, and topped with fresh sun-dried tomato sauce.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, strained
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, minced or 1 tsp crumbled dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme, minced or 1 teaspoon crumbled dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, minced or 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried rosemary
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 (12-ounce) skinless salmon fillets


In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of oil over medium heat. Add shallots and saute, stirring constantly, until lightly golden, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice, wine, and sun-dried tomatoes. Turn heat to medium-high and cook until sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. (Sauce can be made up to 1 hour before cooking fish. Reheat over low heat just before removing fish from oven.)

Adjust oven rack to center of oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 x 2-inch ovenproof casserole with cooking spray; set aside.

On a piece of wax paper, combine basil, thyme, rosemary, and bread crumbs. Dredge each fillet in bread crumb mixture, coating well. Transfer fillets to prepared pan and place 2 inches apart. Drizzle with remaining 2 teaspoons of oil.

Bake in a preheated oven just until salmon is opaque and barely flakes when tested in the center with a knife, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to serving platter, slice each fillet in half crosswise, spoon sauce over fillets, and serve.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Source: Lean Italian Cooking by Anne Casale (Fawcett Books)
Reprinted with permission.

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 4 out of 5
Very good!, Member berrett911

My husband who doesn't care much for salmon said ""if I have to eat salmon, this is the way I want to eat it!"". I loved it! The shallots with the wine and sun dried tomatos were an excellent combination.

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