One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

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(286 ratings)

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

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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 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp 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 fillets, 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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1st Jul, 2018
delicious one pan wonder. potatoes needed a little longer for me and asparagus a bit less.
18th May, 2018
The cooking time of this Recipe (at the top of the page) is a little over ambitious, don't you think?
24th Feb, 2018
Very easy and tasty recipe. Followed other reviews and cut up potatoes small and added asparagus with tomatoes. Put in a few cloves of garlic, some oregano and seasoning. Will make often in the spring and summer!
19th Oct, 2017
This is delicious - I'm just annoyed with myself for not adding fresh basil at the end because I'd got it specially and it would have been lovely...!!
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28th Aug, 2018
You're not the only one. That's the sort of thing I do all the time!
30th Sep, 2017
Wow great recipe! I got it out of the oven and I felt like a professional high class chef and then I looked around the kitchen and couldn't believe how little mess there was, just a little knife - because some of my spuds were big - and a tablespoon measure. Seriously delicious.
30th Aug, 2017
I followed the recipe and took note of the reviews adding the finer asparagus at the same time as the tomatoes and chopping the potatoes up smaller . It was delicious and great for a dinner party as I could be with my guests most of the time will try adding samphire next time. Deliscious!
27th Aug, 2017
Good recipe. Make sure you do not overcook the salmon, 15 minutes tops. I found the potatoes a little hard, therefore next time I will either pre-cook them or cut them into even smaller bits.
27th May, 2017
Totally agree with other posts on timings but this is a lovely, simple but tasty meal
3rd Oct, 2016
A great, easy recipe. Jazzed it up a bit with some spices and cayenne in the potatoes, then cooked the tomatoes, salmon and asparagus all at the same time. Delicious!


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28th Apr, 2014
I adapted the recipe a bit based on the comments and our previous try: - add 1 clove garlic (crushed) with the potatoes; - first put the potatoes in for 25 mins; - then add both the tomatoes and asparagus at the same time for 15-20 mins; - use 2 tbsp balsamic instead of 1; - pan-fry the salmon separately for extra crispiness :) Enjoy!
16th Sep, 2013
I read other comments first so did following - Boiled potatoes first for 15 mins and added lots of seasoning to them I also added chorizo and courgette at the asparagus stage. I ended up cooking potatoes for 20, asparagus, courgette for 20 then added salmon and tomato for 20 .... It was delicious! I chopped some of the tomatoes and kept some whole. I bought good quality ones on the vine. I also seasoned salmon with lemon juice and black pepper. Wonderful and very easy!