Salmon, broccoli & potato bake

Salmon, broccoli & potato bake

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(77 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
A classic combination of flavours for a midweek family meal - make this recipe in just one pot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal613
  • fat37g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.63g
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  • 750g medium potato, cut into wedges



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 head broccoli, trimmed and broken into florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 200ml tub crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 large or 4 small salmon fillets, cut into large pieces
  • handful grated parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Put the potato wedges into a shallow microwave-proof baking dish, then cook on High for 10 mins until almost tender all the way through (turn the wedges halfway through to ensure even cooking). Add the broccoli, re-cover and cook for another 3 mins or until the florets just give with a knife. If you don’t have a microwave, boil instead.

  2. Heat grill to medium. Mix the crème fraîche and mustard together with a little seasoning. Nestle the salmon in among the potatoes and broccoli, then spoon over the crème fraîche mix, making sure most of the broccoli is covered with sauce. Sprinkle with the cheese and grill for 5 mins until the sauce is bubbling, the tips of the potatoes are golden and the salmon is just cooked.

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3rd Feb, 2019
Absolutely amazing Sunday night dinner! I cooked this for my landlady and myself, and it went down a treat! Will definitely be making this again! I actually roasted the potatoes in the oven, and added the salmon 30 minutes before the roasters were done. In the final 10 minutes I added the broccoli, sauce and cheese!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
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9th Oct, 2017
This recipe was a disaster for me. I have to agree with some of the other comments in that the microwave on full power wasn't enough for my potatoes to soften. Also, it didn't cook properly on the grill so I actually put it in the oven to cook it. The texture and the sauce was a success but unfortunately the taste wasn't. This took me ages to cook , nearly an hour and the taste was a big let down. Won't be making this again!
18th Jul, 2017
Has the makings of a good recipe, but isn't quite there. Doubled the sauce and was still slightly dry. Tripled the the broccoli microwave time and still raw. Microwaved potato should be done whole, so it doesn't dry out the cut sides, then cut into wedges. Ingredients are a tasty combo tho, so will try again but with adjustments.
30th Jun, 2015
Second time making this and I think I've finally worked it out! Parboil the potatoes and roast for 20 mins at 370, turning half way through. Steam broccoli for 3 mins and add to roast potatoes after 20 mins. Place good quality salmon fillets in amongst the veg and make sure the tray is large enough for the contents all to breathe, ie. not piled on each other as this makes the end result soggy. I reduced the amount of mustard added to creme fraiche because it was overwhelming. In this instance, less is more. Put a dollop on the salmon and the broccoli but left the potatoes to go golden. Added grated cheese ( your choice which variety and how much) after 15mins and broiled until bubbling.
4th Nov, 2015
Followed all the advice from previous comments about using the oven rather than microwave and using extra sauce. These additions did seem to help however overall it was disappointing and we didn't really enjoy it and it wasn't as quick and easy as initially appeared to be. Therefore I won't be making it again. The smoked mackerel and potato bake recipe on this site is much nicer.
7th Mar, 2015
Bit disappointing - turned out dry and quite bland. Don't think 200ml of crème fraiche is enough. Each element of the dish tasted okay but they just didn't come together in this recipe.
16th Nov, 2014
This dish is another perfect salmon meal for us. Loved its easiness and ingredients combination.
30th Sep, 2014
This was really scrummy, nice balance of tastes - my 1y old & hubby will surely confirm as they both cleaned their plates. I steamed the potatoes & broccoli (don't trust the microwave) and then grilled for ca. 10 mins as I wanted the cheese to become really nice'n'crispy. Unfortunately salmon was then bit on the dry side, but never mind, will definitely make again.
6th Mar, 2014
I took notice of the comments, so parboiled the potatoes, crisped them a bit in the oven and then cooked the rest in the oven too. It was delicious like this, and I'll certainly do it again. As usual with goodfood recipes, the 'for 4' pretty much served two of us.
24th Feb, 2014
It is not very often bbc good food disappoints me and I use it a lot but this recipe did not work for us at all. The potatoes took a lot longer than 10 minutes to cook in the microwave and the wholegrain mustard was totally overpowering. Also do not be fooled by the 10 mins cook time if you add up the timings in the recipe it comes to 18 mins but ours took far longer probably nearer 40 mins. The potatoes also made this dish quite dry as the crème fraiche is just a topping and not a 'sauce' as I expected. If I made it again I would boil the potatoes on the hob and put the whole thing in the oven for 10 mins to cook before browning under the grill unfortunately I don't think that is likely :-(


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