Salmon with Spicy Braised Peppers

Salmon with Spicy Braised Peppers

Braising bell pepper and tomatoes releases their natural juices. Simmered with spicy jalapeño and paprika, the sweet and spicy notes create a light, flavorful broth for flaky salmon fillets. Perfect for a quick meal that tastes like it took hours to prepare.

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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

13-14 mins

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  • ½ (60g) red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ (60g) yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño peppers, 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 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 8-9 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

  • 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! 
  • You can replace the salmon with cod, sturgeon, swordfish, mahi mahi or halibut.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.