Salmon with tomato-tamarind sauce

A quick and delicious fish and veggie dish from the unexpandable Nawal Nasrallah’s Delights from the Garden of Eden. Fry an onion, add spices and diced tomatoes, place the salmon in that sauce, bake and less than 10 minutes later, dinner is done.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound of salmon fillet, cut in 4 smaller pieces (can use any other fish)
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of tamarind paste or concentrate (optional)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, mashed in a mortar with a dash of salt
  • 1 tsp of curry powder or turmeric or cumin
  • olive oil, as needed

METHOD:

  1. Chop the onion and fry in a little olive oil. Add the mashed garlic and curry and fry a couple of minutes. Add the diced tomatoes and tamarind and simmer the sauce a couple of minutes.
  2. Salt and pepper the salmon fillets and place in the pan on top of the tomato sauce. Top the fillets with tomato slices and place in the oven at 400F for barely 8 minutes so as not to overcook the fish. Serve.

NOTE: Tamarind can come in a paste with the seeds in them; make sure you soak the quantity needed in hot water for 30 minutes and strain the seeds out.

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26 Comments

  1. Posted November 29, 2011 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    I love the addition of tamarind to this dish!! easy, but full of flavor!

  2. Posted November 29, 2011 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    That looks and sounds so good! What a delightful dish. To try when tomatoes are back in season.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. Posted November 29, 2011 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    Salmon in tomato sauce, I’m sure it was delicious.
    Joumana It’s difficult tamarind paste here instead of it, can I add some citrus drops. Thank you.

  4. Posted November 29, 2011 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    I like the sour and spicy flavours here – such a great way to cook salmon!

  5. Posted November 29, 2011 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    oh la la!!le saumon a la sauce tomate!! vraiment sublime.bonne journée.

  6. Posted November 29, 2011 at 3:40 am | Permalink

    This mouthwatering photo is going to force me to go out and buy some tamaring paste. Well, I have you to thank for m beloved bottle of pomegranate molasses too!

  7. Posted November 29, 2011 at 4:08 am | Permalink

    Slurp,inviting salmon,absolutely delicious.

  8. Posted November 29, 2011 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    What a lovely way to have salmon – I’ll definitely take the tamarind!

  9. Posted November 29, 2011 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    What stunning flavours! THis is a dish that is right up my alley–and it doesn’t hurt that it is so nice and healthy too!
    *kisses* HH
    p.s. do stop by and enter my giveaway daaahling, there are two opportunities to win!

  10. Posted November 29, 2011 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Oh my – those tomatoes are beautifully spiced. What a gorgeous, warming way to dish up salmon!

  11. Posted November 29, 2011 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Wow, that dish looks like it comes from the Garden of Eden indeed!!! Wonderful, colorful… I bet it’s very yummy too!

  12. Posted November 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    This salmon dish looks amazing! So different, so healthy, so beautiful!

  13. Posted November 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    So simple yet so flavorful! What a great dish to make on a busy night, or even at a holiday gathering for the non meat eaters…lovely and delicious :)
    Hope you had a wonderful holiday…

  14. Posted November 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    The tamarind paste that come with seeds in them is so much better than those (liquid) paste in a bottle – but it is not easy to find the former. T

    This dish can be so delicious with the aromatized onion, spices and tomatoes…..
    yummy!

  15. Posted November 29, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    I love the sound of this, especially the tamarind, which is an ingredient i need to use a lot more often.

  16. Posted November 30, 2011 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    Bonjour Joumana, absolument fabuleuse cette recette aux accents et saveurs de sud. On fait le plein de couleurs ” flashy ” et d’effluves délicatement parfumées. Bisous et belle journée

  17. Posted November 30, 2011 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful and appetizing dish! Love the added tamarind.

  18. Posted November 30, 2011 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    mmm this is so making my mouth water! I’ve never cooked with tamarind, and I really need to get on it.

  19. Posted November 30, 2011 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    I would never have thought of putting tamarind with salmon until I read this. Looks like an excellent supper.

  20. Joumana
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    @Tigerfish:I found the tamarind paste in an Indian supermarket in my neighborhood.It has all the seeds in them but it is paste and nothing else!

  21. Posted November 30, 2011 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Simply mouthwatering Joumana!

  22. Posted November 30, 2011 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    I never would have thought of this combination but now that I see it it sounds wonderful.I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  23. Posted November 30, 2011 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    easy to make,great idea Joumana! have a good day…

  24. Posted November 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    This looksso good, a lovely plate for sure. I really like tamarind and like finding recipes to use it in…otherwise I make it into a drink. :) We can buy the drink in our supermarket, and now can even get the fruit. Much easier to get it already pulped.

  25. Posted December 1, 2011 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    We try to eat salmon once a week and this looks like a delicious way to prepare it.

  26. Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    The tamarind sounds lovely – certainly not optional to me!

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