One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 min

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
483
protein
33g
carbs
34g
fat
25g
saturates
4g
fibre
3g
sugar
6g
salt
0.24g
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Ingredients

  • 400g new potatoes, halved if large
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 asparagus spears, trimmed and halved
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 salmon fillets, about 140g/5oz each
  • handful basil leaves

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2008

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janerollinson's picture
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Very good, very quick, very tasty! Great for midweek when time is short. Will definitely make again.

martusia's picture
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Delicious and easy to make. I added sliced red onion (after first 20 minutes, with asparagus). Will definitely make it again!

angelal2366's picture

I had this for dinner last night and it was really tasty. I will definetly be making it again soon. I didnt change anything in the recipe but i did have a green salad with it. :-)

jmcleod26's picture
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So easy and so tasty. The asparagus got overdone because my salmon was quite chunky so I'll put it in later next time. The potatoes are amazing with a mayo dip!

birdontour's picture
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I believe the beauty of this dish is the simplicity and ease of making it. When eating I did have a problem with tomatoes exploding as they were cut and making a bit of a mess of the tablecloth. Overall I think a great spin on a roast, but admit it needed the addition of herbs whilst cooking to give the veg and potatoes a little more flavour.

skevi33's picture
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Very easy to make, the balsamic vinegar compliments the vegetables surprisingly well. Might try it with chicken next time.

penny_baker's picture
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I tried this last night, and was amazed at how little preparation was needed, and how easy the recipe was. I served it with corn on the cob, and both I and my husband enjoyed it, and he also commented on how well presented it was (not difficult, just dished out from cooking dish!)

callingpiper's picture
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amazing! i added garlic, chilli flakes, courgettes and halloumi. yum!

emmajboon's picture
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This was great for a spring evening. Extremely easy to do which I love. Only thing I would change for next time is adding a splash of lemon juice to bring out the taste of the salmon fillets before cooking. I added giant watercress for an extra health boost. My husband says that he would prefer the asparagus to have less cooking time. Definitely a keeper. :-)

bosleyp's picture
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We bought a side of salmon in a special offer deal and portioned it up and packed it into the freezer, using some for this meal. It was our Good Friday special and was super; definitely flagged as "do againable" in our household ;-))
Our asparagus was very fine, so we steamed it lightly instead of roasting it.
I think I will try the courgette, lemon mayo and other suggestions as variations!

mwhiskar's picture
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Everything that you could want from a seasonal main dish. Stylish, fresh tasting, easy to do and very little washing up! Added the whole bundle of asparagus - not just 8 spears. Served with a green salad as a special dinner not an 'everyday dish'. Fab!

magsramsay's picture
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One of our favourites! Usually use half the oil; twice the vinegar : more asparagus and cut in half then split lower half lengthways ; herbs from the garden; Pink Fir potatoes particularly good!!

ashleighd's picture
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This is so easy to prepare, literally just adding things to the tin occasionally! I put the tomatos in the pan with the asparagus and not the salmon, so they cooked for longer than recommended (as my partner doesn't like tomatos unless they are pulverised) but they still kept their shape and the whole thing tasted fantastic!

mumpluslil-o's picture
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love this dish, very tasty i agree it needs a good longer in the oven. it does need a side dish...salad goes really well...basil is a must and plenty of balsamic,salt and pepper...i am making again this eve, think ill add some garlic too

miss_ratty's picture
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Really lovely. Added in an onion, and didn't have basil so put in a pinch of thyme and oregano, but it was delicious.

pennynigel's picture
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Made this with old pots cut small and ordinary tomatoes cut in quarters had some reduced balsamic vinegar and it was lovely. Will do this next time I entertain some fish lovers.

jayfam's picture

Very easy to do and we loved it, including my husband who is not a fish person.

dcoleman's picture
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Gorgeous, easy and healthy - I will use this recipe again as a mid-week meal.

flossynugget's picture
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Really tasty, added garlic with the asparagus then served with lemon mayo. left out the basil. Will make again!

lindad4a's picture
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I doubled this recipe up and then added a bit extra for five - but found allowing 200g of potatoes was rather too generous for five female appetites!

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