Simple Acquapazza-style Salmon with Basil

Simple Acquapazza-style Salmon with Basil

This cooks up in the blink of an eye using a pan! The salmon is also soft and juicy thanks to the white wine. The simple flavoring of the garlic and basil livens this dish!

Ingredients: 2 people

Fresh salmon
2 pieces
Red and yellow peppers
1/4 of each
Cherry tomatoes
A pinch (about 6-8 leaves)
1 clove
White wine
3 tablespoons
Olive oil
as needed
Salt and pepper
a small amount


1. Sprinkle both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper, and let sit for about 5 minutes. Wipe the moisture that comes out with a paper towel.
2. Thinly slice the onions and peppers, remove the stems from the cherry tomatoes, and first remove the sprout from the garlic before slicing thinly.
3. Add olive oil to a pan and heat it up, add in the salmon, and cook over a medium heat. (Cook the top side first).
4. Flip it over once it has changed color, and add in the onions, peppers, hand-shredded basil, and mini tomatoes in that order.
5. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, add in a round of white wine and cover with a lid, steam for about 5 minutes over a medium heat, and it is done!
6. Arrange onto a plate and enjoy. It tastes great with lemon squeezed on top if you prefer.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had some leftover basil, so I paired it with fresh salmon. The salmon is soft and juicy because it is steamed in white wine. The flavoring is simple, and the garlic and basil really liven this dish up.