Roasted Lemon Basil Butter Salmon with Burst Tomatoes.
I’ve got a major Monday recipe right here for you.
Seriously, it doesn’t get more “Monday” than a roasted salmon recipe, right? Or just salmon in general? The good news is that I’ve made it a little fancy (err… trashed it up a bit) with some lemon basil butter and bread crumbs. And fresh herbs. And burst tomatoes!
All these good things that are finishing up their peak right now. The tomatoes are DIVINE. As much as I’m ready for cinnamon and pumpkin and have been burning fall candles, I still can’t stop buying and eating all the cherry tomatoes. So juicy! So delicious! Sort of sad to see them leave.
But then I’m like oh wait I just made three batches of apple and pumpkin muffins over the weekend so we’re good.
This week is so jammed packed with shooting and styling some of the most delicious recipes (I’ll give you a peek on insta stories but let’s just say that it beings with a T and ends with hanksgiving…) that I’m considering making this for dinner again tonight. I made our fave toasted sesame ginger salmon recipe on Friday and while Eddie isn’t as gung-ho on salmon as I am, I’m already craving something light but flavorful. And easy!
Because. YOU GUYS. This recipe is embarrassingly easy. Like, SO easy.
You’re going to rub the salmon with some softened butter – oh, it is such a treat! Just a bit. It makes the flavor so rich and… well… buttery. It’s perfect!
On top of that goes a mixture of fresh lemon zest, breadcrumbs and herbs for some crunchy, textured topping.
And my favorite part, of course, are the tomatoes thrown right on the same sheet so they burst and get even sweeter than they already are.
This is totally a meal that I would eat right from the pan, but I get that it doesn’t necessarily constitute a full dinner plate for everybody. I like to keep the side simple and go with rice – my favorite being a brown jasmine rice (I get mine at Trader Joes!) – because it’s fragrant and simple and delicious. It doesn’t compete with the salmon!
But you could also roast some baby golden potatoes. Or do some garlicky green beans! Or just make the salmon (heck, even prep it for the week!) and throw it on some salads. I adore salmon salads so much more than chicken because the salmon is so flakey and you get a taste in each bite.
Perfection. And I mean, I’m a high-maintenance dinner person sometimes.
Roasted Lemon Basil Butter Salmon with Burst Tomatoes
- 1 2-pound salmon filet
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 2 lemons zest freshly grated
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- pint cherry tomatoes halved
- fresh basil for serving
- lemon wedges for spritzing
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
- Place the salmon filet on the baking sheet. Spread the softened butter over top.
- In a bowl, stir together the panko, basil, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Add in the olive oil and stir until combined. Place the panko mixture all over the buttered salmon. Add tomatoes around the sides of the salmon and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Roast the salmon for 20 to 25 minutes, until the top is golden, the salmon is flakey and the tomatoes are bursting. Remove it and let cool slightly before serving it with lemon wedges and fresh basil. I think this works well with rice or potatoes!
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31 Comments on “Roasted Lemon Basil Butter Salmon with Burst Tomatoes.”
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I’ve bookmarked this because I’m utterly obsessed with salmon suppers, and you’re right – this is the perfect ‘Monday’ dish!
thanks so much rachel!!
WHAT! This is the prettiest salmon I’ve ever seen! I’m always looking for new ways to dress it up for dinner and this is a definite must-try. Yum!
thank you lucia!
This is one of those moments when I really resent my husband for not liking fish. ;) haha But then again, I could make it for just myself.
yes yes, more for you! :)
Wow, that salmon looks super delicious!!!! Can’t wait to make this dish for dinner. Thanks for sharing:)
I will definitely try this. It looks yum.
Thanks for the recipe.
I had a question though, I don’t like tomatoes. Could I use any other vegetable?
Thanks in advance.
Yum! This is so pretty! I’m not ready for tomato season to be over. I hope it’s a really really long autumn, so my plants keep producing. I’m just not ready for pumpkin quite yet.
thanks so much laura!
All of these sound super. Thanks for sharing!!!!
I’ve never been a huge fan of salmon, so I’m always looking for new recipes to try that help it strike my fancy a bit more. Can’t wait to try this one with the burst tomatoes! :) xoxo
thanks so much kelsey!
hey girl- this looks amazing!
I just moved back home and am trying to get my parents to eat more fish. This is a perfect recipe! Our basil plant is enormous too, can’t wait to try!
Gah! The perfect easy weeknight dinner! And a great way to get more fish in your diet! Love this recipe so much and can’t wait to make it!! xx
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Absolutely delicious! So easy with not many ingredients. Will definitely make this again. As perfect for a weeknight dinner as it would be for entertaining!
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I made this a few weeks ago and making it again tonight. I love it as did my family!
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