Several years ago my mom and I fell in love with the Lime Tomato Garlic Sauce served at Bonefish Grill. Unfortunately though, soon after falling in love, they stopped listing it on their menu as one of their signature sauce choices to be served alongside the grilled fish. Now the only mention of this delectable sauce is in their Saucy Shrimp appetizer. Luckily though, they have always honored my mom's and my request to have it served alongside our grilled salmon or halibut. We are so thankful they do because it is absolutely divine.
One day when I was looking for new ideas for making salmon at home, my mom came across a copycat version of the infamous Bonefish Lime Tomato Garlic Sauce and sent it my way for me to try. As expected, it was as stupendous at home as it was in the restaurant. This recipe is a true keeper, worthy of seconds, and definitely worth serving to company. And hey, at least at home I can serve it on anything I want. No special requests required!
Salmon with Bonefish Lime Tomato Garlic Sauce
- 4 salmon filets
- 1/2 cup rough chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup rough chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup chopped garlic
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 5 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 Tablespoons cold butter, cut in small pieces
Bonefish Lime Tomato Garlic Sauce
- Put sun-dried tomatoes, tomatoes, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, wine and sugar in a saucepan set over medium high heat. Bring to a simmer and let cook until reduced by half, stirring occasionally.
- Add heavy cream, salt, and pepper and reduce again until thick.
- Reduce heat to medium low and slowly add butter, mixing between additions until melted. Remove from heat when all butter is incorporated, but keep warm until salmon (or other fish) is ready for serving.
- Position oven rack on 2nd highest setting from the top. Set oven to broil.
- Place salmon filets in a glass baking dish sprayed with olive oil or cooking spray.
- Use a foil “snake” to prop your oven door open a bit while broiling, and broil the filets for a total of 7-8 minutes, flipping them once about half way through. Test for done-ness by cutting into one filet. Salmon should flake easily and be opaque in color. Top with Bonefish Lime Tomato Garlic Sauce just before serving.
Note: This sauce is not only a great pairing for salmon, but it's also great with other fish and shellfish, such as tilapia, halibut, and shrimp.
Yield: 4 servings