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Baked Salmon with Tomatoes and Basil

This recipe is for the fish-eaters out there.  This is something that Wonder Woman makes regularly and it's one of our family favourites.

There are no quantities given and there's lots of room for improvisations so go for it!

The fish remains very juicy because each piece is wrapped in its own foil pouch.  Probably the best I've had.

This dish is also suitable for the barbeque.


For each person:
  • Olive oil, about 5 ml (1 tsp)
  • Salmon
  • A small tomato, chopped
  • Fresh basil leaves, torn roughly
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Hot pepper like a jalape├▒o or Thai red chile (optional)
  • Lemon wedge


  • Preheat the oven to 175 C (350 F)
  • Lay out a length of tin foil on the counter
  • Pour the olive oil on the tin foil
  • Put the salmon on top of the oil
  • Add tomato on top of fish
  • Top with the torn basil
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a little sugar
  • Add the hot pepper if using
  • Wrap the tin foil around the fish and make into a parcel, more or less tight.
  • Place the package on a cookie sheet and bake
How long to bake depends on the thickness of the fish.  We find that 20 minutes is about right.  The only way to be sure is to unwrap the parcel and look at the middle of the fish.  It's cooked when the centre is pink and no longer reddish.

Unwrap, plate, serve with the wedge of lemon, a green veggie and some rice.  Perfect!

And Bow-Tie Calico definitely approves of salmon!  Her portion was already gone by the time the camera was ready.  But she continued to lick the plate for a while.


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