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Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish

Salmon and basil take a sweet new approach when topped off with a relish of strawberries, honey and pepper. —Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups finely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Dash freshly ground pepper


  • Brush fillets with melted butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add fillets, skin side up, in batches if necessary; cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork.
  • In a small bowl, toss strawberries with basil, honey and pepper. Serve salmon with relish.
Nutrition Facts
1 salmon fillet with 3 tablespoons relish: 215 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • JCV4
    Jul 29, 2020

    Nice quick recipe. As others have said, the combination of strawberries and basil works great with the salmon. Maybe a splash of balsamic vinegar would go well, too.

  • debstamp
    Jul 1, 2019

    This recipe was so good and so easy. I would never have thought of combining strawberries and salmon but it works great together. The basil really gives the salsa a nice flavor. This was a big hit with my husband as well so I will be making this again for sure. I think I might try the salsa on chicken as I think that would go together well also.

  • Bonnie
    Jul 17, 2017

    I really enjoyed this recipe. It was a new take on cooking salmon. Loved the strawberries as it added a really nice subtle flavor.

  • shannondobos
    Jul 7, 2017

    I was super happy with how this tasted. I was a little unsure of how the strawberries and basil would go together, but was pleasantly surprised. Since the relish is basically a topping it's also a versatile recipe because those that think its strange can just eat the deliciously seasoned salmon.

  • Ms Helen E
    May 20, 2017

    This sounds yummy! Any suggestions on using something besides basil? Just not really much of a fan of basil! Thanks!

  • cindyscookiecupboard
    Apr 13, 2016

    Easy and delicious. This is definitely a keeper. Made exactly as written.

  • ipperwash67
    Aug 28, 2015

    Was intrigued with the strawberries. Tried the recipe and it is delicious! Love it and will be making again....soon!!!!

  • rmbarr059
    Apr 13, 2015

    Who would have thought to put strawberries and salmon together?! It works and is quite delicious and fresh tasting. I may try broiling the salmon next time. Even my picky hubby who only likes salmon prepared a certain way liked this recipe and called it a "keeper!"

  • vgleason7
    Apr 29, 2014

    Wonderful and easy to prepare!

  • gucci65
    Mar 31, 2014

    This was outstanding. Had to use frozen stawberries !!!!!