Roast Salmon with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes and Zucchini

  • Yield 4 servings

The flavors of summer marry the fresh flavors of the sea in this tasty dish.


2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets, skinned
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 4 to 5 ears)
2 medium zucchini, sliced
2 medium yellow squash or crookneck squash, sliced
1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
20 red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Lemon wedges for garnish


  1. Combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, 2 teaspoons of the lemon thyme, the rosemary, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk in the olive oil gradually and continue whisking until the mixture emulsifies. Place the salmon in a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the salmon. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 2 hours, turning the fillets several times.
  2. Melt the butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until foamy. Add the corn, zucchini, squash, bell pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon lemon thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for about 4 minutes or until the vegetables are lightly browned.
  3. Remove the salmon from the marinade; discard the marinade. Place the salmon over the vegetables in the skillet. Add the tomatoes. Roast at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Top with the chives. Garnish with lemon wedges.

NOTE: May substitute roasted red peppers for the red bell pepper for a richer flavor.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Boston, Boston Uncommon, a Culinary Journey Through Boston’s Distinctive Neighborhoods (The Junior League of Boston 2007)



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