Roast Salmon with a Basil and Sweet Pepper Sauce

Roast Salmon with a Basil and Sweet Pepper Sauce


Serves 4

  •     2 roasted red bell peppers

  •     1/3 cup olive oil

  •     4 salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each, scaled but not skinned

  •     2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  •     2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil leaves


  1.     Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2.     Puree the peppers in a food processor, and slowly add the olive oil.

  3. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

  4.  Pour the mixture into a small saucepan, and gently heat the sauce on low.

  5.     Heat the vegetable oil and butter in a roasting pan over high heat.

  6. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, and place it in the pan, skin-side up.

  7. Bake for 2 minutes. Then turn and bake for about 6 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.

  8.     Just before serving, add the basil to the sauce.

  9.  Plate the salmon, and spoon the sauce over it.

  10. Serve immediately.

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