Pan-Roasted Salmon with Tomato Vinaigrette
Grape tomatoes sautéed with capers, shallot and cumin form a bright, chunky sauce for seared salmon. The recipe is from Ted Allen's cookbook, The Food You Want to Eat.In 2018, Food & Wine named this recipe one of our 40 best: Whenever a recipe is tested at F&W, the team gathers round to sample and discuss it. This unassuming salmon didn’t really grab anyone’s attention while it sat on the table, but once it was tasted, everyone paused and quieted. It was disarmingly simple but perfect. To make it, Ted Allen, TV personality and host of Food Network’s Chopped, sautéed sweet grape tomatoes with capers, shallot, and cumin, then spooned the bright, chunky sauce over crisp salmon fillets. It’s easy and quick and makes the quintessential weeknight dinner.