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

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    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

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    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)

cvbcvb's picture

A really delicious meal. I loved how light and healthy this was, with beautiful natural flavours. I added whole peeled shallots, but I think next time (I'll definitely be doing this again!) I'd try adding garlic and lemon wedges. Squash some of the tomatoes a bit when you take it out of the oven to use as sauce... this is so good.

SueChef1's picture

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kylah16's picture

Nice but more seasoning is needed as in my opinion the recipe was too bland as it is.

stilton12's picture

Wonderful recipe. Good suggestion to top with a dollop of lemon mayo (i used Tartar thinned with juice of half a lime). Thanks.

katieb47's picture

This has become a regular in our house - so quick (and all in one dish) and easy but the flavours go together really well. Was doubtful about the basil but really lifts the dish.

ramjam3's picture

This could become a Saturday evening favourite for us,quick, easy and delicious, but would use less oil next time and add the asparagus nearer the end

scubak13's picture

Super tasty recipe and just so so easy to impress when you have a few friends around. We added fennel to the the dish which worked really well. A great starter to go with this is the baked red pepper with baby tomatoes and anchovies with a dresed rocket salad. Great results for almost no effort. Got to be a winner!

jennygwenda's picture

Tried this with my parter the other night who is wary of fish and veg.we had asparagus and courgette.missed out the cherry tomatoes and added dried basil.was absolutely gorgeous!!!not normally a new potato fan but loved these!!!

lindarademaker's picture

I made it without the potatoes so as to cut down on the carbohydrates, but really liked it. Supereasy and fast!

ak1985's picture

Easy to prepare. Tastes delicious and good for you

ajirvine's picture

Made this last night and it was such a hit .. will be doing it again and adapting it for seasonal veg as the year progresses.. would be lovely with butternut squash..

sarafina15's picture

This is a lovely recipe but I thnik it would benefit from 2 things. Parboil the potatoes for 5 mins before roasting and the addition of some seasoning. No mention of salt or pepper. Otherwise lovely! And very easy, could easily be doubled up for more people.

lilybaby's picture

Kept exactly to the recipe and it was delicious. Will definitely make it again...and again....

lilybaby's picture

Made it exactly to the recipe and it was delicious! Definitely cook it again...and again!

mkouimtzi's picture

Fantastic recipe! Incredibly easy, healthy, only one dish to wash, I've been making it while watching TV: just set the timer every time you need to throw in the oven the next ingredient. I tried it both with and without the vivegar and I prefer it without. It's fancy enough to serve for a dinner party too if you double the quantities and use your oven's large tray to bake everything.
Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

billiejones's picture

delish, so easy, great for an easy supper for 2 but special enough for entertaining - one of our favourites - but you do need a BIG dish if making it for more than two.

maggiedon's picture

Wonderful, simple recipe and so easy to make. I used fresh pesto to drizzle over at the end rather than balsamic, and I also used fillets of hot-smoked salmon which heated through in the oven for 3 minutes or so. We, too, ate this with crusty bread and butter to mop up the delectable juices. This is destined to become a regular during the asparagus season

bobz78's picture

Made last night, loved it! One of the easiest and flavoursome meals i have made. Will definately be doing again. Doesnt really need to be served with anything but a nice bit of crusty bread and butter to soak up the sauce goes down well.

mrsjroberts's picture

Fab - cooked it a few times now for myself & my husband who normally doesn't particularly enjoy fish. So easy, mess free and incredibly tasty. Deffo highly reccomend. Always add extra cherry tomatoes & apsaragus as extra calorie free filler!


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