If you didn’t see our last post on 4-Ingredient Blistered Tomato Sauce, here’s a re-do along with a super awesome idea for using the sauce: One-Pan Roasted Salmon! For carpool moms, soccer dads, babysitting grandmas and everyone else on the planet who has more tasks than time in a day, one-pan recipes like this one can be your salvation. No more “hangry” at dinner time!
Take my day, for instance. I am currently sitting at the Apple store, waiting in the interminable cyber-line for my turn with a technician. (Just one step from DMV status.) Because I wasn’t planning on this little stop, I’m now wayyyyyy behind on my errand list. Enter the super-quick, one-pan dinner plan. Hallelujah!
Tomatoes, garlic cloves and salmon all in one pan, roasting away to caramelized goodness in about a half hour. There is literally nothing easier to make. Well, maybe cold cereal. I’m not quite to that level of desperation yet, although I’m on hour two in this place, so I’m possibly heading in that direction.
And so I wait. Hum-dee-dum…..
Don’t have any salmon currently in the fridge? Just follow the recipe (minus the salmon), boil a little pasta and toss it together.
Or scramble an egg. Drizzle over left-over pork or chicken. Spoon on a piece of toast with goat cheese and avocado. See how awesome this little sauce is?
And hallelujah! I’m out of the store and on the move. I might even get to half my list sometime today. At least I know I’ve got dinner covered. Fist pumps for that lovely one pan that’s gonna save my bacon.
Bacon…now there’s another thought…
- 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 5 cups cherry tomatoes
- 8 garlic cloves
- 4 salmon filets
- Handful of fresh basil
- Salt and pepper to taste, optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Drizzle oil on cookie sheet. Scatter tomatoes over pan.
- Peel garlic cloves and add to pan.
- Roast tomatoes and garlic for about 10 minutes.
- Salt and pepper salmon and add to pan in one layer, next to tomatoes.
- Return to oven and roast about 10 more minutes, until salmon is just cooked through.
- Smash garlic on pan and stir to combine with tomatoes.
- Toss tomatoes with basil, salt and pepper. Spoon over salmon and drizzle pan drippings over the top.