One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

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(364 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins


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

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    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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23rd Mar, 2014
Cooked this last night. Lovely! Will be doing it again.
12th Mar, 2014
Made this for dinner this evening and thoroughly enjoyed it, as did hubby who can be a fussy eater. I added a few chunky carrots with peeled potatoes in wedges as I didn't have new potatoes, the timing was perfect as everything was cooked to perfection. Will definitely do this one again, thanks for sharing :-)
9th Feb, 2014
I seasoned the potatoes with garlic, salt and pepper and added a chopped courgette at the same time as the asparagus which worked very well. I also squeezed 1/4 of a lemon when adding the salmon and cooked 1/4 lemon between the pieces of salmon which I squeezed over before serving. I was very generous with the balsamic and my other half also added a splash of soya sauce. It was yummy and excellent for a novice like me. Will be making again.
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6th Feb, 2014
A very tasty, easy, and low maintenance dish. The fish was cooked to perfection, couldn't fault it. Will certainly be making this dish again.
19th Nov, 2013
Easy, simple and delicious. Perfect for when your short of time but wanting something tasty and healthy. Even got a fussy twelve year old eating asparagus thanks to the balsamic vinegar which he loves. Like many other reviews, I added extra balsamic and halfed the tomatoes - will add extra asparagus next time as it now gets fought over in my house. Easily doubled or quadrupled for fuss free entertaining.
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.
13th Aug, 2013
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.
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.
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!!
6th Jul, 2013
Yum yum yum.I added courgettes,cooking them for same time as the asparagus,really delicious.


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