Easy Mediterranean Salmon

You all know how much I love Salmon and could eat it almost every day of the week.   I have this one recipe that always WOWs my friends and family.  It is one of those recipes that just looks so pretty, that you can cut and serve at the table.  My Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, Olives and Capers is truly a conversation piece.  The layers of flavors come together to create a memorable experience in your mouth.  My friends think I have slaved for hours over this Salmon Recipe but between you and me, it is one of the easiest recipes you can make.

To me serving Salmon, is similar to Steak.  Everyone likes it done a little different.  Some like Salmon well done, others like it rare.   Using a whole Salmon Fillet allows you to ask your guests how they would like their Salmon.  My parents love the Salmon well done but I love it rare.  They choose to have the thinner end, while I always choose the thick center piece.

This recipe is not only nutritious and memorable, it makes guests feel special when you are entertaining because you are giving them options as you carve the Salmon tableside.  I love to serve this Salmon with Portuguese Rice or Tomato Feta Orzo Salad along with a Simple Green Salad.

The best part about it, I always seem to make too much (I’ve told you about that issue that I have when entertaining) so the next day, I can make Salmon Salad, Yum Yum Salmon Quesadillas or Salmon Cakes.  Have I told you how much I adore Salmon and can eat it every day of the week?

Easy Salmon with Tomatoes Onions Olives and Capers

Easy Salmon with Tomatoes Onions Olives and Capers

Ingredients

  • 1 large Salmon Fillet, skin removed
  • Olive Oil to brush on the salmon
  • 1 large Tomato, sliced
  • 1 small Onion, sliced and cute into rounds
  • 8 Stuffed Olives, sliced (I love Intensity Academy Spicy Infused Olives)
  • 2 tablespoons of Capers
  • Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Lay the Salmon Fillet on a large baking sheet (I ask my grocer to remove the skin for me)
  2. Brush entire Salmon Fillet with Olive Oil
  3. Layer the Tomato, Onion and Olives over the Fillet
  4. Sprinkle the Capers over the entire Salmon
  5. Season with Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
  6. Bake at 375 for approximately 30 minutes depending on thickness
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Kid Ratings: Alexandra 10, Ronnie 9, Reis 9.5 Riley well… let’s just say we through on a chicken breast for him.  He continues to take his obligatory “no thank you” bite

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Diana @GourmetDrizzles February 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Such a beautiful presentation, and what a lovely recipe! I’m totally checking out your Tomato Feta Orzo Salad, too… you know the way to this foodie and her family’s heart! ;-)

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FamilyFoodie February 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Thank you so much Diana! Let me know if you try either of the recipes!

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife February 27, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I need to start cooking and eating salmon more! I love these photos!

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FamilyFoodie February 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Angie~ Thank you so much! That means so much to me.

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Bea February 27, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Beautiful, Isabel!!! I am so excited to find a new way to make salmon. I agree, thati it is the perfect dish for guests :)

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FamilyFoodie February 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Thank you Bea. Let me know if you try it… so easy!

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Liz February 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Oh, I love the Mediterranean twist on this salmon…one of the only fishes the hubby will eat. This will definitely make my Lenten rotation :)

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FamilyFoodie February 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Thanks Liz… we enjoy this dish a lot during Lent too! Let me know if you try it.

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Antionette Blake March 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm

OMG – this looks delish – I swoon!!!! Love love salmon!

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FamilyFoodie March 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Antionette… you must try it. It really is delish!

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Lili March 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Gracias por la receta me quedo exisito, lo acompañe con ensalada de quinoa.

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