One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 min

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 8 asparagus spears, trimmed and halved
    Asparagus

    Asparagus

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    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

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.

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jeanius
6th Nov, 2013
Really, really simple and easy to put together. I had a few shallots in the fridge so threw those in with the potatoes. This is one we will definitely repeat over and over again.
susannahhart
13th Aug, 2013
5.05
Absolutely gorgeous! I added some red onion at the asparagus stage and it was lovely and sweet at the end. I would double or treble this and do for a dinner party, just superb. I added a sprinkle of salt as I think it needed it, and when I served it I added some horseradish on the side which added a lively kick.
lizzafezza
16th Jul, 2013
Really enjoyed this dish, although I cut the cooking time down. I cooked the potatoes for 20 mins, then added everything else for 15 mins. Tasty.
kategoudy
13th Jul, 2013
A beautiful summery one-pan fish dish that is so simple to prepare. Just throw everything in the pan at stages and you have a lovely healthy dish at the end of the 50 mins cooking time (not 1 min as stated!). Wish I'd added courgettes as per comments below - I had a couple to use up!!
hfuller
6th Jul, 2013
Yum yum yum.I added courgettes,cooking them for same time as the asparagus,really delicious.
charleyq
22nd Jun, 2013
Delicious. Seasoning the potatoes well is a good idea. Plus, cook the asparagus and tomatoes at the same time.
magdalenawasowska
10th Jun, 2013
5.05
really great. Had it for dinner yesterday, today served it as cold lunch. Also fantastic :-)
zwb1973
26th May, 2013
Loved it so easy to do
kitchenqueen3
23rd May, 2013
4.05
Made a change from my usual ways of serving salmon, and very easy. I added an uncrushed clove of garlic and seasoning to the new potatoes. My son thought looked this looked like a restaurant cooked meal! Served with a side salad. Will make again, maybe using courgettes and peppers when asparagus is no longer in season
bsbdesja
19th May, 2013
5.05
This is an insanely delicious recipe, now made for the second time. I used lots of ground black pepper and salt. For the oil I used one tablespoon of garlic-infused olived oil to roast the potatoes, and then a tablespoon of basil-infused oil to drizzle over the fish. Really good recipe, definitely a keeper!

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