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

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  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 (237)

charleyq's picture

The recipe didn't call for seasoning but next time I'll add both salt and pepper, especially to the potatoes.
The amounts are modest so this meal would be good for dieting or adding a starter and dessert to. Alternatively you can increase the portion sizes which I'll do next time.
It's a real low maintenance meal so good if you're busy.

emilycox85's picture

Very quick and easy although timing is important I started to burn my salmon so i wrapped it in tin foil and it was fine, definitely will make it again.

suzybate's picture

Really enjoyed this recipe. Don't usually eat fish but thought I would give it a try. Would recommend.

heidiwildhirt's picture

Quick and healthy midweek meal!

leaghanndizzy's picture

Really lovely dish - for those suggesting its bland can I suggest extra balsamic & ensuring the tomatoes are cooked until there juiced run - I kept some whole % halfed others this added to the sauce I also used a lot of black pepper

basil123's picture

First time. Tasty, easy to prepare and cook. I will add a bit more asparagus next time.

ayaaeb's picture

easy and delicious!

chrissie051's picture

So easy to make adding all the ingredients in one by one and saves on the washing up!

duttiep's picture

Tried this recipe at the weekend. Read some of the comments before hand so added a small roughly chopped onion and a chopped garlic clove with the potatoes. I also seasoned and added a little more balsamic. The salmon was superb, as was the overall flavour. I added the asparagus at the same time as the tomatoes but it needed a bit longer so next time I will follow the recipe. Also, next time I will parboil the potatoes. This dish definitely gets the thumbs up!

trevdixon's picture

i tried it with sugar snap peas and red pepper mmmmmm

trevdixon's picture

loved it, also lovely with sugar snap peas and some red pepper mmmmm

amarkwell's picture

this has become a regular recipe - simple but tasty and all in one dish!

scorpion40's picture

This is the first recipe on here that i found really dissapointing. Followed the recipe 100%. It was very tasteless. Very surprised it got such high praise.

f1madxxx's picture

I loved this very fresh flavours will defo make again...

wilmaandfreddie's picture

Loved the idea of only one pan and the meal was delicious but felt that the asparagas should be added nearer to the end of cooking time. Otherwise full marks.

ellenw's picture

I've made this dish several times now - it is really delicious - a firm favourite now!

alcol26's picture

Lovely recipe. Ideal for a one person, easy and healthy supper (half the recipe of course). I think my asparagus were far too thin to be roasted for 20/30 minutes though so trying again and leaving the asparagus until the salmon and tomatoes go in. Will make again!

kilgarriffeimear's picture

I made this for a dinner party. It was so easy to prepare and it really went down well with everyone. Thanks!!

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superchefpp3's picture

Really beautiful recipe! It has made salmon a spectatcular dish when previously I always thought it was a bit bland and uninteresting! The balsamic vinegar is also a star in this dish and an inspired addition!


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