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 (241)

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!

alexia's picture

Fantastic meal, full of summer flavours.
Perhaps admin team could changes cooking time to 1 hour, rather then 1 min, could confuse some of the readers.

mcsquee's picture

Easy and tasty! definitely making this again!

jacota's picture

Really tasty, easy and quick to make. Added some red onion for good measure- delicious.

kittyfoo33's picture

I made this tonight for my husband and 8yr old daughter. I substituted the salmon for chicken breasts. I put them in the pot with 25 minutes to go. I also put some green beans in the pot at the same time as the asparagus. We all enjoyed this meal and it is a bonus that there are very few dishes. Definitely be making this again.

anya21's picture

Truly amazing dish, very quick and easy, I added crushed garlic and some chilli to potatoes to make it a bit spicy, amazing! 5 stars!!!!!

mrshollands's picture

Love, love, love this!! Delicious!

triciabrennan's picture

Absolutely lovely and very easy. The tomatoes go really well with the salmon, but I would only add the asparagus for the last 10 minutes

triciabrennan's picture

Absolutely lovely and very easy. The tomatoes go really well with the salmon, but I would only add the asparagus for the last 10 minutes

triciabrennan's picture

Absolutely lovely and very easy. The go really well with the salmon, but I would only add the asparagus for the last 10 minutes

mark1702's picture

This was fantastic. I crushed some peppercorns and put them on the Salmon, then soaked the fillets in the juice of half a lemon for about 10 minutes. Also added about half the juice to the bowl with the balsamic - it seemed to work well, the salmon was moist and juicy. Will be doing this again; the cherry tomatoes are an awesome touch.

esme1305's picture

I cooked this today, I added mushrooms, and half a courgette. Also we didn't have any new potatoes so did roasted instead. It was a delicious meal and will definitely have it again.

mrshollands's picture

So simple, so easy and so delicious!!

thommich's picture

Ok, but nothing special. Bland. Won't be making again.

mikekin's picture

Cooked for I minute and was not done ? Lol

miss_workaholic's picture

Made this when my two good friends came round and it turned out brilliantly. I don't cook because usually it all goes round! This was easy but effective. Looked and tasted fabulous!

phaniejm's picture

The roasted asparagus, new potatoes and cherry tomatoes were really lovely with the flavour of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil, but I felt it was too difficult to get everything cooked perfectly timing-wise once the salmon was thrown into the mix. (I ended up overcooking the veg waiting for the salmon to cook through.) I would definitely serve it as a side dish again, but next time I would do the salmon separately.


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