Salmon with Garlic Butter and Tomato Pasta: A Luxurious Fusion


Indulge in the exquisite blend of flavors with Salmon with Garlic Butter and Tomato Pasta, a dish that promises a luxurious dining experience. This recipe combines the rich, savory taste of perfectly seared salmon with a creamy garlic butter sauce, all served over a bed of pasta tossed in a vibrant tomato sauce. Ideal for a special dinner or whenever you crave a gourmet meal at home, this dish strikes the perfect balance between elegance and comfort.

Salmon with Garlic Butter and Tomato Pasta: A Luxurious Fusion

Preparation Details

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet with pasta

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 650
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fat: 32g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 720mg


  • 4 salmon fillets, skin on
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For the Garlic Butter Sauce:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • For the Tomato Pasta:
  • 8 ounces pasta (e.g., spaghetti or linguine)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the salmon fillets skin-side down and sear for about 4-5 minutes until the skin is crispy. Flip the salmon and cook for another 3-4 minutes for medium doneness. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the lemon juice and parsley, then pour the garlic butter sauce over the cooked salmon.
  4. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  5. In another skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant. Stir in the diced tomatoes, basil, and oregano, simmering for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Toss the cooked pasta in the tomato sauce until well coated.
  7. To serve, divide the tomato pasta among plates. Top each with a salmon fillet and drizzle with garlic butter sauce. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the skillet is hot before adding the salmon to achieve a crispy skin.
  • For an added touch of richness, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the pasta before serving.
  • Customize the dish by adding capers or olives to the tomato sauce for a Mediterranean twist.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use frozen salmon for this recipe?

Yes, ensure the salmon is fully thawed and patted dry before cooking to achieve the best texture.

How can I make this dish gluten-free?

Use your favorite gluten-free pasta as a substitute for traditional pasta.

What can I use instead of diced tomatoes?

Fresh cherry tomatoes, halved and cooked down, can also be used for a fresher flavor.

Savor the harmonious blend of flavors in Salmon with Garlic Butter and Tomato Pasta, a dish that marries the richness of the sea with the rustic charm of Italian cuisine. Whether it's a romantic dinner or a treat for your taste buds, this recipe is a testament to the joy of fine dining at home. Here's to creating memorable meals that delight the senses and elevate the everyday.