Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Salmon Recipe 

Sun-Dried Tomato Salmon with tangy, herby, garlicy flavours makes a stunning main course! Add steamed rice, noodles, mashed potatoes, and vegetables for a complete meal!


– 2 Tbsp avocado oil – 1.5 to 2 lbs salmon cut into individual filet – Sea salt to taste – Black pepper to taste – 5 cloves garlic minced – 1 (15-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk * – ½ tsp paprika – ½ tsp onion powder – 1 Tbsp rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar – 1 (8.5-oz) jar sun-dried tomatoes drained and chopped (about 1 cup of sun-dried tomatoes) – ½ cup fresh basil leaves optional – 3 stalks green onion chopped


Remove salmon from packaging and dry with paper towels. Season all salmon fillets with sea salt and black pepper.

Step 1

Heat avocado oil on high in a large cast iron or nonstick skillet. For a few minutes, heat oil to 400-450 degrees F until skillet sizzles.

Step 2

Sear salmon flesh-side down in hot skillet for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Time salmon instead of guessing to avoid overcooking.

Step 3

Continue cooking the salmon skin-side for 3-5 minutes until done. It only needs to be close to done to reheat in the sauce. A 145-degree salmon is done. 

Step 4

A digital thermometer in the salmon's thickest part measures its internal temperature.

Step 5

Skillet temperature and salmon fillet thickness determine cooking time. Thicker, colder fillets take 4-5 minutes per side, while room-temperature ones take 3-4 or 2-3. 

Step 6

Measure internal temperature with a meat thermometer for best results. Place salmon fillets on plates.

Step 7

Reduce heat to medium-high and return the skillet to the stove. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant. In the skillet, add canned coconut milk, paprika, onion powder, vinegar, and sun-dried tomatoes. 

Step 8

Boil the sauce for 8–12 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Simmer heavy cream sauces.

Step 9

Return seared salmon to skillet with sun-dried tomato sauce and spoon over. A slow simmer heats salmon for a few minutes. Add basil and chopped green onions to cooked salmon.

Step 10

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