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Salmon Peperonata Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 453kcal


  • 2-4 Salmon Fillets
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 6-8 Cloves Of Garlic Pressed & Chopped
  • 2 Shallots Thinly Sliced
  • 4-6 Tomatoes Stemmed, Skinned & Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 Cubanelle Or Bell Peppers Stemmed, Ribbed, Seeded & Sliced Into Strips
  • 3 Tablespoons Capers Halved
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Oregano Finely Chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh Parsley Finely Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Dill Finely Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon White Sugar
  • 6-8 Fresh Basil Leaves


  • Season the salmon fillets with salt, black pepper, and paprika.
  • Sear the salmon quickly, turning after one minute a side in a skillet preheated over high heat so that the skin crisps and browns. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside.
  • Heat half a cup of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and fry until it begins to emit a pungent aroma.
  • Add the shallots and fry until they start showing signs of translucency.
  • Mix in the crushed chili flakes and stir well.
  • Add the slices of cubanelle or bell peppers and saute for five minutes while stirring infrequently.
  • Stir in the capers followed by the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and a teaspoon of sugar.
  • Once well mixed, add a teaspoon of salt and the tomatoes. Saute while constantly stirring for ten minutes or until the peppers start to brown lightly but are still firm.
  • Mix the oregano, parsley, and dill into the peperonata.
  • Place the salmon fillets skin side down into the skillet, depressing them between the peperonata.
  • Scatter the fresh basil leaves over the top and coat the fish with a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook covered for 15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.



Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 895mg | Potassium: 1113mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4709IU | Vitamin C: 141mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg