Easy Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Salmon Recipe

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

– 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


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Dry the salmon with paper towels after unpacking. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper on all salmon fillets. 


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Heat avocado oil on high in a big cast iron or nonstick skillet. The skillet should sizzle after a few minutes of heating oil to 400-450 degrees F. 

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Heat skillet and sear salmon flesh-side down for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Set a timing when frying fish—don't guess. 

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Keep cooking the salmon for 3-5 minutes on the skin until done. It only has to be near-cooked since we'll reheat it in the sauce. 145-degree salmon done.  

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Digital thermometers in the salmon's thickest portion help determine its inner temperature. Time depends on salmon fillet thickness and skillet temperature. 

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Thicker and colder fillets take 4-5 minutes per side, whereas smaller ones need 3-4 or 2-3. Measure interior temperature using a meat thermometer for best results. 

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Salmon fillet plates. Reduce heat to medium-high and return the skillet to the stove. Garlic should be aromatic after 1-2 minutes. 

Mix canned coconut milk, paprika, onion powder, vinegar, and sun-dried tomatoes in the skillet. Stir occasionally while the sauce thickens with 8–12 minutes of boiling. 

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Let heavy cream sauces simmer. Sun-dried tomato sauce over salmon in skillet after seared. Low simmer heats fish for minutes. 

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Fried fish can be prepared with or without the addition of chopped green onions and basil. 

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