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This easy roasted salmon recipe is a sort of all-star wunderkind that hits all the right notes, both in flavor, preparation, and wow-factor. First, flavor-wise, you’ve got the full spectrum: rich salmon, acidic tomatoes, spicy peppadews, earthy mint, and savory shallots. Second, the work to get from cooking to dinner is shockingly easy for something that looks so elegant. In just 10 minutes of hands-on time, your dinner is in the oven. Finally, when it’s done, the wow-factor comes into play. It’s the kind of dish that looks gorgeous set directly on the table, with everyone encouraged to dig in. Serve leftovers over warm brown rice or tossed with hearty greens.

Dawn Perry


Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

10 mins
45 mins
4 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss tomatoes, Peppadews, onion, and oil in a 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  • Roast until tomatoes begin to burst and onions are softened, 18 to 20 minutes; remove from oven. Reduce oven to 275°F.

  • Stir together caraway, coriander, cumin, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Season flesh side of salmon with spices.

  • Push vegetables to sides of baking dish. Nestle salmon, skin side down, in dish. Spoon some vegetables and oil over salmon.

  • Return to oven and bake until salmon is opaque, 15 to 20 minutes. Drizzle everything with vinegar and top with mint.