Salmon with Spicy Braised Peppers

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// Salmon with Spicy Braised Peppers

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

10-11 mins

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Braising bell peppers and tomatoes unlock their natural juices, which are then simmered with spicy jalapeño and paprika. This combination of sweet and spicy flavors results in a light and flavorful broth that pairs beautifully with flaky salmon fillets. It's an ideal choice for a quick meal that delivers the taste of slow-cooked perfection.

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • ½ (60g) red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ (60g) yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ (30g) medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup (150g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 6-ounce (170g) (or one 12-ounce) salmon fillets
  • paprika, to taste 
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Add the peppers, onion, garlic, tomatoes, olive oil, and salt into the Anyday dish and mix to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 4-5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the tomatoes are slightly cooked.
  3. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Dredge one side with paprika and place it on top of the cooked peppers.
  4. Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes, checking for doneness by piercing the center with a fork. The salmon should flake easily. Spoon the vegetables on top and serve.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Use blackened seasoning for extra flavor.
  • Try it with cod, sturgeon, swordfish, mahi mahi, or halibut.
  • Finish with freshly squeezed lemon juice for a bright dish.

Recipe notes

  • The thickness of the fish and your desired doneness will determine its cooking time. If your fillets are thinner or you like your salmon medium rare, start with less time — you can always add more but you can’t take away!
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.