Salmon, broccoli & potato bake

Salmon, broccoli & potato bake

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
A classic combination of flavours for a midweek family meal - make this recipe in just one pot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal613
  • fat37g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.63g
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  • 750g medium potato, cut into wedges



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 head broccoli, trimmed and broken into florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 200ml tub crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 large or 4 small salmon fillet, cut into large pieces
  • handful grated Parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Put the potato wedges into a shallow microwave-proof baking dish, then cook on High for 10 mins until almost tender all the way through (turn the wedges halfway through to ensure even cooking). Add the broccoli, re-cover and cook for another 3 mins or until the florets just give with a knife. If you don’t have a microwave, boil instead.

  2. Heat grill to medium. Mix the crème fraîche and mustard together with a little seasoning. Nestle the salmon in among the potatoes and broccoli, then spoon over the crème fraîche mix, making sure most of the broccoli is covered with sauce. Sprinkle with the cheese and grill for 5 mins until the sauce is bubbling, the tips of the potatoes are golden and the salmon is just cooked.

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Comments (59)

Vivbev's picture

Second time making this and I think I've finally worked it out! Parboil the potatoes and roast for 20 mins at 370, turning half way through. Steam broccoli for 3 mins and add to roast potatoes after 20 mins. Place good quality salmon fillets in amongst the veg and make sure the tray is large enough for the contents all to breathe, ie. not piled on each other as this makes the end result soggy. I reduced the amount of mustard added to creme fraiche because it was overwhelming. In this instance, less is more. Put a dollop on the salmon and the broccoli but left the potatoes to go golden. Added grated cheese ( your choice which variety and how much) after 15mins and broiled until bubbling.

Amyfoodie's picture

Followed all the advice from previous comments about using the oven rather than microwave and using extra sauce. These additions did seem to help however overall it was disappointing and we didn't really enjoy it and it wasn't as quick and easy as initially appeared to be. Therefore I won't be making it again. The smoked mackerel and potato bake recipe on this site is much nicer.

Cowiemandy's picture

Bit disappointing - turned out dry and quite bland. Don't think 200ml of crème fraiche is enough. Each element of the dish tasted okay but they just didn't come together in this recipe.

beijada's picture

This dish is another perfect salmon meal for us. Loved its easiness and ingredients combination.

bubli's picture

This was really scrummy, nice balance of tastes - my 1y old & hubby will surely confirm as they both cleaned their plates. I steamed the potatoes & broccoli (don't trust the microwave) and then grilled for ca. 10 mins as I wanted the cheese to become really nice'n'crispy. Unfortunately salmon was then bit on the dry side, but never mind, will definitely make again.

lucyrjones's picture

I took notice of the comments, so parboiled the potatoes, crisped them a bit in the oven and then cooked the rest in the oven too. It was delicious like this, and I'll certainly do it again. As usual with goodfood recipes, the 'for 4' pretty much served two of us.

anntelope's picture

It is not very often bbc good food disappoints me and I use it a lot but this recipe did not work for us at all. The potatoes took a lot longer than 10 minutes to cook in the microwave and the wholegrain mustard was totally overpowering. Also do not be fooled by the 10 mins cook time if you add up the timings in the recipe it comes to 18 mins but ours took far longer probably nearer 40 mins. The potatoes also made this dish quite dry as the crème fraiche is just a topping and not a 'sauce' as I expected. If I made it again I would boil the potatoes on the hob and put the whole thing in the oven for 10 mins to cook before browning under the grill unfortunately I don't think that is likely :-(

Ness999's picture

Following other reader comments, for 2 I used half the potato and salmon, added a good amount of broccoli, courgette, a small leek and some asparagus. I used 300ml of half fat creme fraiche with 2tbspn of wholegrain mustard and a sprinking of Pilgrims Punch Cheddar as I didn't have any parmesan. I parboiled the potatoes, steamed the veg and assembled in a large dish with creme fraiche mix and cheese. I baked it at 180deg for 15minutes. It was lovely. Just the right amount of mustard for us. The potates didn't really cook much more in the oven, so next time I'll boil for longer first as they were only just done. It perhaps didn't need the full 300ml of creme fraiche for the two of us but I think 200ml would be not quite enough. Will definitely make again though.

clairesut57's picture

Very easy recipe which tasted lovely. Par boiled the potatoes and broccoli and then cooked the assembled dish in the oven for 15 minutes. I halved the quantity of potatoes, broccoli and salmon but still used 300mls creme fraiche and 2 tbsp mustard. Will definitely be making this one again.

clairesut57's picture

Lovely recipe, very simple to cook. I par boiled the potatoes, steamed the broccoli for a few minutes and then cooked the assembled dish in the oven for 15 minutes. I halved the quantity of salmon, broccoli and potatoes as there are just two of us but still used a 300ml tub of creme fraiche and just under 2 tbsp mustard. Tasted lovely and will make again.

slcollinson's picture

My kids loved this! Surprised me, I didn't think it was going to be winner. Very easy. Parboiled potatoes first.

lindad4a's picture

Loved this! Very quick and easy to make but also very tasty to eat. Not sure these quantities would serve 4 though. I boiled enough potatoes for two, used one small head of broccoli, two salmon fillets with the quantity of sauce prescribed albeit with only two generous teaspoons of mustard. I baked mine in the oven, didn't use the parmesan, but finished it with a quick bubble under the grill before serving it with a few peas. Will definitely be making it again!

rpchambe's picture

Sounds good and I will try it for lunch today. However, although arithmetic isn't my best subject, I can't see how 10 mins for the potatoes, plus 3 for the broccoli, plus 5 for grilling can add up to 10 mins cooking time!

janeorelia's picture

Have made this a number of times now as my hubby who is not the biggest fish fan loves it. It is also quick and so easy, perfect when I don't have much time. I also sometimes add a few capers.

mandafers's picture

Having read through other comments I used 300ml half fat creme fraiche and 2 tbsp dijon mustard which gave a lovely flavour but not too intense. I also added sweet corn and baked it in the oven for ten minutes, finishing under the grill for five minutes. My husband went back for seconds!

georgelikescake's picture

Love this! Made it last night, boiled the pots and brocolli instead of microwaving. So quick and very tasty - added sweetcorn in to mine as had some left to use. Would be nice with 1 extra veg I think!

babsfazekas's picture

Beautiful food, my boyfriend said it was one of his favourites. However! The suggested time is completely off. Ready in 15 mins it says, with 18 minutes of microwaving time and none for prep like cutting the potatoes up at the start. I parboiled the potatoes and broccoli, tipped them into a casserole dish, added the salmon, 200 ml creme fraiche mixed with 1 tblsp dijon mustard and a generous sprinkling of shaved parmesan. Tried to cook it under the grill but the salmon was still raw, so I put it in the oven for 10 mins. Perfection. Will do again.

nunanna's picture

We loved this recipe, I served it with a huge salad. The only thing I changed is that I used bought bechamel sauce, which I lightened with a little milk, as I didn't have creme friache. A different and tasty way to cook salmon which we eat quite often.

liquoriceuk's picture

Used cheddar cheese when saving some for my 9 month old though as parmesan is unpasteurised

liquoriceuk's picture

Great recipe, quick and easy and everyone loved it - also worked well when blended down for my 9 month old - thought the mustard might put her off but she loved it!


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