Lemon Oregano Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes

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Lemon Oregano Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes is one of the best salmon recipes here on RecipeGirl! This is a fresh and easy sort of recipe.  And if you have fresh tomatoes and fresh oregano growing in your garden, then that’s a bonus.

Lemon Oregano Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes

I’ve never been a huge “fish” person.  I like it, but I certainly don’t care for any kinds of fishy fish.  Some people say they don’t like salmon for that very reason.  But I don’t view salmon as a fishy fish at all.  To me, it’s rather different than other swimming creature varieties.

Salmon has always been my favorite fish.  The flavor and heartiness of it all is what appeals to me. This Lemon Oregano Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes is all about combining fresh flavors.

fresh salmon

How to make Lemon Oregano Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes:

First you need to get your salmon marinating.  Rinse off your salmon to get any fishy smell off, then pat it dry and place it in a greased pan.

Lemon Oregano marinade

The marinade is super simple- oil, lemon juice, oregano, dijon, garlic, salt and pepper.

Marinating Salmon with Lemon and Oregano

Pour the marinade over the top and let the salmon soak it all in while you prepare the tomatoes.

slicing tomatoes

I wish I could say that I have vines of tomatoes growing out of control in my yard- so many that I have to beg neighbors to take them.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case.  It appears that I don’t have much of a green thumb.  Either that, or it’s just tough to make a garden grown in our icky desert-like soil.  I like to think it’s the soil.  Find the most flavorful little tomatoes you can for this recipe- at the Farmer’s Market… or the little Campari tomatoes are good.

tomatoes

Drizzle the tomato slices with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roasted at 400 degrees, it should take 10 to 15 minutes to get them where you want them (depending on the thickness of your slicing).

Roasted Tomatoes

When they’re done they’ll look like this… dark red, barely burnt edges, and slightly crispy and sweet.  SO GOOD that they just might not make it into your salmon dish. I am OBSESSED with these roasted tomatoes. Obsessed, I tell you!

Lemon Oregano Salmon with roasted tomatoes

Serve each salmon filet with a generous portion of roasted tomatoes.  Be sure to grab a bit of roasted tomato with each bite of salmon.  The combination is truly delightful! Enjoy!

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Lemon Oregano Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes

Such a great salmon dish with great flavor!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 370kcal
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon salmon, oregano salmon, roasted tomatoes

Ingredients

SALMON:

  • Two 5-ounce portions of fresh salmon, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper

TOMATOES:

  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes (recommend Campari), sliced into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

MARINATE THE SALMON:

  • Set the salmon filets in a small, shallow, greased dish- skin side down. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon, oregano, mustard, and garlic. Drizzle the marinade over the salmon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set the salmon aside to marinate (room temp is fine- as long as it isn't super warm in your house).

ROAST THE TOMATOES:

  • Lay the tomato slices onto a greased, rimmed pan. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the tomatoes in the oven and set the timer for 10 minutes. Check on the tomatoes and make sure they are not roasting too quickly- they'll start to shrivel up and will appear dark on the edges- the juices may burn around the sides. If they appear to be just as roasted as they can get before burning, go ahead and take them out and let them cool. Otherwise, keep them in the oven and add the dish of salmon to the oven too. Continue to keep an eye on the tomatoes until they are sufficiently roasted. The salmon will bake anywhere from 8 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your salmon. It'll be done when the fish flakes away easily with a fork.
  • Serve each salmon filet accompanied by several roasted tomatoes and oregano sprigs for garnish, if desired.

Notes

  • The roasting of the tomatoes will vary... thickness makes the timing vary for sure. They can go from perfect to burnt quickly, so just keep a close eye.
  • If you are counting WW Points, I suggest preparing the tomatoes with a light spray of nonstick spray instead of 1 tablespoon oil. You'll reduce your points that way!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 1163mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1636IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg
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  • Laura in Texas wrote:

    I made a double batch of this last night and everyone loved it including the kiddos. This is a fantastic meal- easy to make, delicious to eat!

  • robin Luciano wrote:

    I made this last night for dinner and it was one of my favorite meal ever, the tomatoes did not look as well done but they were delicious, also i left out the oil on the fish because salmon tastes kind of oily to me. I will definitely be making this again!!

  • Carley wrote:

    I love salmon but my parents who are visiting this weekend do not. Think this recipe would be good with halibut or some other white fish?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Sure!

  • marla wrote:

    This is DREAMY as salmon is my all time favorite food 🙂

  • Paula @lkg4sweetspot wrote:

    I love salmon, but have been needing a new recipe to try!

  • jersey Girl Cooks wrote:

    I can always use another fish recipe. I love how the tomatoes look. I don’t have any oregano growing in the garden but maybe I will try parsley or basil. Happy weekend!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections wrote:

    This looks just perfect! I love the roasted tomatoes! I love fish, so this is a big winner 🙂