Mediterranean Pan-Roasted Salmon

Ingredients which define Mediterranean cooking – basil, oregano, rosemary, garlic, fennel and tomatoes – add vibrant flavor to mild salmon.

Serves: 4
10 mins Prep time 12 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
12 mins Cook time
  • Mix seasonings in medium bowl. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons over salmon. Reserve remaining seasoning mixture in bowl. Set aside.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Place salmon, skin-side up, in skillet. Cook 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, add sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons oil to reserved seasoning mixture; mix well. Add fennel and tomatoes; toss to coat. Turn salmon fillets. Place fennel mixture around salmon in skillet. Cook 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges.

Cooking tip

To prepare in a cast-iron skillet: Cook salmon, skin-side up, in 12-inch cast iron skillet on medium heat 3 minutes. Continue as directed. (Not recommended if cooking on a glass top range.)

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 310Calories: 310Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Sodium: 343mgProtein: 24g
  • Total Fat: 18gFiber: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 13g

Ratings & Reviews: 8

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  • Ray M. on 03/10/2014

    Never had much luck with salmon, the taste was always so mild and no matter what the marinade or seasoning it was just never a favorite....until now! So easy and the flavor was wonderful. This is my recipe default for salmon from now on, can't wait to make it for a few guests. thank you! Ray

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  • Andrea on 11/17/2013

    This has to be the best salmon i have ever made. Delicious! I shared the recipe with multiple people already. YUM!

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  • Barbara W. on 08/30/2016

    Fantastic!!! Easy to prepare. Excellent "Company" dinner meal. Gives new taste to salmon

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  • Alana on 02/14/2015

    My husband is obsessed with this recipe!

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  • Bill N. on 01/03/2015

    Simple and fantastic. Wow!

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  • Alkinie on 09/15/2014

    I fixed this according to directions. This recipe is fabulous. I love salmon and have been searching for different ways to cook it (normally grill or broil). The flavor is similar to a sweet teriyaki, but not quite. The fennel contributes a great deal to the flavor. With it's flavor, it somehow balances it to just the right flavor and sweetness. I highly recommend this recipe.

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  • Marie on 06/17/2014

    I found this recipe in a magazine ad for McCormick seasonings. Fixed it with onions not fennel bulb. left out the sugar (watching sugar intake) and we LOVE it. I prepare it at least once a week. My husband never liked salmon steaks, now this is his favorite dish. The recipe does not include enough of your seasoning so I have doubled it and am only preparing 2 skinless salmon steaks for the two of us. I have shared the recipe with several of my friends. Thank you!

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  • C on 06/07/2014

    We love this recipe! I've made it 4 times over the last weeks. It's so simple and tastes great. Looks beautiful on the plate.

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