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

    New potatoes

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

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    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

    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 (242)

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.

deborahbanks4's picture

Absolutely yummy & easy to make.... perfect midweek tea!

itsamee's picture

Easy to prepare but I wouldn't cook the asparagus for quite as long and I'm not sure that the tomatoes added anything but colour to the dish. I thought that the flavour lacked a little something even though I used the best ingredients . I will try making it again but without the tomatoes and using a little chorizo and some chopped peppers.

andrewsmike's picture

Very average needs stronger flavours

reevey's picture

We really enjoyed the flavour combination and so simplistic. Needs seasoning which isn't mentioned and the asparagus don't need as long as indicated unless you have very fat ones! I added a little bit more balasamic too, to prevent the veg drying out. Will certainly eat it again

hunmoiselle's picture

No effort, great flavour! (Out of asparagus season I changed it to tenderstem broccoli - was wonderful as well!)

goodie2's picture

Great recipe, i doubled the balsamic also added lemon juice, salt, pepper, some red bell peppers, garlic and shallots just to bulk it out a bit, tasted great............

croweali's picture

A trusty dish. Quick & easy with a great taste!

siobhang's picture

Lovely, easy Valentines dish. Forgot the basil (too many cocktails!) but still came out a treat.

jiggler69's picture

Quality meal, and very very easy to make. I sprinkled a bit of mixed herbs in with the olive oil and a bit of fish seasoning...quality

dermbut's picture

Lovely. Really delicious. I was a bit more liberal with the balsamic than the recipe states, as we love it!

nickimac's picture

made this as a tester for a non meat eating dinner party guest.added king prawns 5 mins before the end of cooking time. next time would just bring new potatoes to the boil before roasting. wat very tasty, easy and made change from the norm.

rebecca_stevenson1's picture

I found this a bit boring, not one i will be making again

annekeo's picture

I loved it and it was indeed easy to make.

lurvlyloz's picture

beautiful. so simple and very tasty

lozzyhunnibee's picture

Yummy, used lemon juice instead of vinegar and worked a treat.

chickin66's picture

Deliciously tasty! So easy to do and more filling than it looks. Will definitely cook this again and maybe add some more veg to the pot, possibly some squash.

crazycanuck's picture

I love this recipe, it couldn't be easier and is so flavourful! You can change the herbs you use to switch things up. I sometimes use tarragon or thyme instead of basil.

thecakefairy7's picture

Whoops, forgot to give it 5 stars!

thecakefairy7's picture

I made this for dinner as a treat and made the amount for 2 people but ate it all myself!
I seem to be a roasting fanatic these days, so it's nice to add another simple recipe to my folder.
Tasted delicious and not much washing up!


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