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Spiced Salmon with Caramelized Onion and Pepper Relish

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword seafood
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Cherry on My Sundae


Spiced salmon

  • 1 lb salmon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano dried
  • salt and pepper

Caramelized onion and pepper relish

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ red onion sliced
  • 1 bell pepper sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoon fresh basil chopped

Whipped feta

  • 4 ounces feta
  • 2 tablespoon Greek yogurt plain
  • 2 teaspoon fresh dill


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season the salmon. Combine 2 minced garlic with 1 teaspoon lemon zest, ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon paprika, and ½ teaspoon oregano. Rub 1 tablespoon oil into the salmon and season with salt and pepper. Spread the seasoning mix on the salmon and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the caramelized onion and pepper relish. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a saute pan over medium-low heat. Add the red onion and season with salt. Cook until browned and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Add the sliced bell peppers and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon minced ginger, 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar, a pinch of sugar, tossing to combine. Season the relish with salt and pepper and finish with 2 tablespoon chopped basil. Keep warm.
  • Bake the salmon for about 12-14 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Remove from the oven and keep warm.
  • While the salmon is baking, make the whipped feta. In a food processor, puree 4 ounces feta with 2 tablespoon greek yogurt until smooth. Add 2 teaspoon fresh dill and pulse until combined.
  • Spoon the whipped feta onto a platter and place the salmon on top followed by the onion and pepper relish. Garnish with more fresh basil. Serve immediately.