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Salmon in Tomato Sauce - cook salmon in fresh garlic and tomato sauce. Serve on the side of pasta, grits or rice for complete healthy dinner or lunch. Quick and easy weeknight meal. #watchwhatueat #salmon #seafood #tomatosauce #healthyrecipes
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Quick and Easy Garlic Salmon in Tomato Sauce

This super easy and quick garlic salmon in tomato sauce is perfect to pair with plain rice or grits or pasta. Your meal will be ready to serve in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch / Dinner
Cuisine: American Inspired, Italian Inspired
Servings: 4


  • 12 oz salmon cut into fillets
  • 4 large Roma tomatoes diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp paprika optional
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsle


  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and cook for a few seconds.
  • Then add tomato, paprika (optional) and cook 7-8 min. or until softens.
  • Add water and bring mixture to boil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place salmon fillets in the sauce and cook for about 2-3 min. Flip the salmon and cook for another 2-3 min.
  • Finally, garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve warm.


  1. In this recipe, I used frozen salmon. I thawed it naturally and then cut into total 4 small fillets.
  2. Mash tomatoes once soft and before adding salmon to get a nice and smooth consistency of the sauce. You can use the back of a wooden spatula for this job.
  3. Cook the sauce until you get desired consistency.