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Salmon Fillets in Basil Sauce with Butter Rice

Course Fish, Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword butter, fish, rice, salmon, sauce
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories 2072 kcal


  • 6 ounces salmon fillets 4 6 ounces skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp salt 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tomatoes 4 halved, seeded and cut into small pieces tomatoes
  • 0.25 tsp ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 24 basil 24 medium fresh leaves of basil
  • 1.5 cup rice 1 1/2 cup rice
  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. In a large pot boil salted water and cook the rice until the grains are cooked, around 20 minutes. When done drain and add unsalted butter. Mix well

  2. Preheat the broiler. Brush the fillets on both sides with the olive oil. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Arrange on a cookie sheet.

  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet. When it is hot, add the tomatoes and sauté over medium high heat for about 1 minute to warm them. Add the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, the pepper and the basil and set aside.

  4. Meanwhile place the fillets under the broiler, about 2 inches from the heat source and cook for 2 minutes. Do not turn the salmon.

  5. Arrange a nice scoop of rice in the middle of a plate. Spoon some of the tomatoes sauce over it. Place the salmon fillet over the rice-sauce. Spoon more tomato sauce over the salmon and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Fillets in Basil Sauce with Butter Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2072 Calories from Fat 855
% Daily Value*
Fat 95g146%
Saturated Fat 47g294%
Cholesterol 274mg91%
Sodium 1286mg56%
Potassium 2318mg66%
Carbohydrates 241g80%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 58g116%
Vitamin A 6770IU135%
Vitamin C 69.1mg84%
Calcium 184mg18%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.