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 tomatoes
  • 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 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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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!
18th Jun, 2016
Very easy and tasty recipe will certainly cook again. Thank you.
12th Jun, 2016
Great easy recipe. I cooked the asparagus for 7 minutes though before adding tomatoes as it seemed way too long to roast them.
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17th May, 2016
Perfect simple dinner. I used frozen salmon fillets and put them in the oven a bit earlier than the recipe said. Lovely!
17th May, 2016
Great easy dish, I first made for 6. Never any left. Healthy and filling too.
25th Apr, 2016
Sooooooooooo good! Easiest meal ever and even good enough to serve to guests! Used about 2 tbsps of balsamic vinegar. Served with garlic bread to mop up the juices. This will be my new go to weeknight dinner
21st Apr, 2016
Such a simple recipe but really tasty and went down very well with my family. I used ordinary tomatoes cut into quarters and followed others' advice and put the asparagus in at the same time as the fish and it was perfect. My daughter suggested adding courgettes next time which I think would be a nice variation. This will become a regular meal for us as it's very easy to put together during the week.
18th Apr, 2016
I make this quite often but when I add the asparagus I also add some samphire and beans. The samphire is so good with it. Sometime for the last 15 minutes I also add some curly kale so it goes crispy. Great versatile recipe.
3rd Mar, 2016
I tried this as part of my campaign to do a new recipe every day this week,! Absolutely loved it. After reading all the other comments, I put the asparagus in at the same time as the tomatoes and salmon. Didn't use any basil. The portions were a little on the meagre side and might serve with a crusty roll to mop up the lovely juices.
11th Feb, 2016
Fabulous. Didn't have balsamic so used white wine vinegar. Didn't have basil, but put in good sprinkle of salt when salmon went in. Read previous reviews, so put asparagus in 5 mins later than recipe suggested and it was just right. Really nice, going straight into recipe book.


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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!