Creative Cooking Italian Recipe

Jesse's Pictorial Tomato Basil Salmon

Recipe Introduction

This is by-far the easiest recipe that we have ever done in our creative cooking class. I chose to do this for that reason and because I like salmon. Pictures are included from start to finnish.

Recipe Yield

2 salmon filets

Ingredients and Equipment

What you will need for ingredients:

2 (6ounce) salmon filets

1 tablespoon of dried basil (we substituted for fresh basil because thats what we had)

1 tomato thinly sliced

1 tablespoon of olive oil

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

What you will need for equipment:

Baking sheet

Aluminum foil

Non-stick spray

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Step One

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non stick spray.

Step Two

Cut the tomato into thin slices.

Step Three

Place filets on Baking sheet.

Step Four

Sprinkle with basil. Add tomato slices, drizzle oil on top of it all.

Note. We used fresh, however we should have used dried.

Step Five

Sprinkle Cheese on top

Step Six

Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until opaque in center.


As a side note, we substituted dried basil for fresh because of what we had. Dried basil would've made it easier to spread around and coat the fish, however fresh basil gave it a better taste in my opinion but it took a little more time to cut up. Regardless of what you use for basil, it is a vital ingredient and shouldn't be taken out completely.

If you don't like salmon, Swordfish might be a good substitute for it. However you may need to cook the swordfish meat partially before adding the other ingredients. Other then that the method would be the same.

If you would like a fresher taste and like fishing, my personal suggestion would be to use fresh brown, brooke, lake or rainbow trout. Rainbow trout is the most common in the waterways, however if you can get lake or brooke trout, that would be much better. In order to use any of the fish in the trout family, you would have to gut the fish and use the full bodies as a filet (the fish are relatively small compared to salmon). The cook time would take about the same time and i would suggest putting garlic and butter inside the fish, and then having the cheese, tomato and oil on top. If you were to go this route, you would have to fish through the bones in the fish because they are to small to remove prior to cooking. This is a slightly more difficult process, but it would have a much fresher taste then any other fish you could try, as well as being healthier for you. The choice is yours, but if possible, i suggest freshly caught trout to use for this recipe.