One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 min


Serves 2
For an easy side dish to complement a spring roast, just cook this recipe without the salmon

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal483
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.24g
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  • 400g new potato, halved if large

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 8 asparagus spears, trimmed and halved



    Labour-intensive to grow, asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant. They're…

  • 2 handfuls cherry tomato
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 2 salmon fillet, about 140g/5oz each
  • handful basil leaves


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Tip the potatoes and 1 tbsp of olive oil into an ovenproof dish, then roast the potatoes for 20 mins until starting to brown. Toss the asparagus in with the potatoes, then return to the oven for 15 mins.

  2. Throw in the cherry tomatoes and vinegar and nestle the salmon amongst the vegetables. Drizzle with the remaining oil and return to the oven for a final 10-15 mins until the salmon is cooked. Scatter over the basil leaves and serve everything scooped straight from the dish.

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Comments (239)

lee_roy's picture

This is a great and very easy recipe. Made this for lunch and it was absolutely heavenly. I used chopped salad tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes as I didn't have any cherry tomatoes.

I added 3 tbsp of olive oil instead of 2. I also added salt, pepper, oregano and mixed herbs. Delicious!

Sarahjane52's picture

Cooked this last night. Lovely! Will be doing it again.

MrsLawless's picture

Made this for dinner this evening and thoroughly enjoyed it, as did hubby who can be a fussy eater. I added a few chunky carrots with peeled potatoes in wedges as I didn't have new potatoes, the timing was perfect as everything was cooked to perfection. Will definitely do this one again, thanks for sharing :-)

RocketNParmesan's picture

I seasoned the potatoes with garlic, salt and pepper and added a chopped courgette at the same time as the asparagus which worked very well. I also squeezed 1/4 of a lemon when adding the salmon and cooked 1/4 lemon between the pieces of salmon which I squeezed over before serving. I was very generous with the balsamic and my other half also added a splash of soya sauce. It was yummy and excellent for a novice like me. Will be making again.

rosievimes's picture

A very tasty, easy, and low maintenance dish. The fish was cooked to perfection, couldn't fault it. Will certainly be making this dish again.

annak19's picture

Easy, simple and delicious. Perfect for when your short of time but wanting something tasty and healthy. Even got a fussy twelve year old eating asparagus thanks to the balsamic vinegar which he loves. Like many other reviews, I added extra balsamic and halfed the tomatoes - will add extra asparagus next time as it now gets fought over in my house. Easily doubled or quadrupled for fuss free entertaining.

jeanius's picture

Really, really simple and easy to put together. I had a few shallots in the fridge so threw those in with the potatoes. This is one we will definitely repeat over and over again.

susannahhart's picture

Absolutely gorgeous! I added some red onion at the asparagus stage and it was lovely and sweet at the end. I would double or treble this and do for a dinner party, just superb.
I added a sprinkle of salt as I think it needed it, and when I served it I added some horseradish on the side which added a lively kick.

lizzafezza's picture

Really enjoyed this dish, although I cut the cooking time down. I cooked the potatoes for 20 mins, then added everything else for 15 mins. Tasty.

kategoudy's picture

A beautiful summery one-pan fish dish that is so simple to prepare. Just throw everything in the pan at stages and you have a lovely healthy dish at the end of the 50 mins cooking time (not 1 min as stated!). Wish I'd added courgettes as per comments below - I had a couple to use up!!

hfuller's picture

Yum yum yum.I added courgettes,cooking them for same time as the asparagus,really delicious.

charleyq's picture

Delicious. Seasoning the potatoes well is a good idea. Plus, cook the asparagus and tomatoes at the same time.

magdalenawasowska's picture

really great. Had it for dinner yesterday, today served it as cold lunch. Also fantastic :-)

zwb1973's picture

Loved it so easy to do

kitchenqueen3's picture

Made a change from my usual ways of serving salmon, and very easy. I added an uncrushed clove of garlic and seasoning to the new potatoes. My son thought looked this looked like a restaurant cooked meal! Served with a side salad. Will make again, maybe using courgettes and peppers when asparagus is no longer in season

bsbdesja's picture

This is an insanely delicious recipe, now made for the second time. I used lots of ground black pepper and salt. For the oil I used one tablespoon of garlic-infused olived oil to roast the potatoes, and then a tablespoon of basil-infused oil to drizzle over the fish. Really good recipe, definitely a keeper!

catkins62's picture

Just made this for an easy Saturday night meal. Yumma. Listening too other comments I reduced cooking time of asparagus + tomatoes. Didn't have any basil so added rosemary to potatoes before adding salmon. Also added 2 tablespoons of Balsamic.

fayewakefield's picture

Great dish. I used canned cherry tomatoes to give abit of extra sauce.

mamadel08's picture

I cooked the potatoes for 20 mins in garlic oil, then added fat asparagus and 2 inches of chopped chorizo for 10 mins. Seasoned salmon with black pepper and lemon juice whilst waiting for timer. 10 minutes more for salmon and toms to cook. Salmon was over cooked but delicious!

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