One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

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(246 ratings)

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

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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
    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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wilmaandfreddie
19th Sep, 2012
5.05
Loved the idea of only one pan and the meal was delicious but felt that the asparagas should be added nearer to the end of cooking time. Otherwise full marks.
ellenw
10th Sep, 2012
5.05
I've made this dish several times now - it is really delicious - a firm favourite now!
alcol26
5th Sep, 2012
Lovely recipe. Ideal for a one person, easy and healthy supper (half the recipe of course). I think my asparagus were far too thin to be roasted for 20/30 minutes though so trying again and leaving the asparagus until the salmon and tomatoes go in. Will make again!
kilgarriffeimear
31st Aug, 2012
5.05
I made this for a dinner party. It was so easy to prepare and it really went down well with everyone. Thanks!!
jacquidargie
30th Aug, 2012
5.05
EXCELLENT!!
superchefpp3
20th Aug, 2012
5.05
Really beautiful recipe! It has made salmon a spectatcular dish when previously I always thought it was a bit bland and uninteresting! The balsamic vinegar is also a star in this dish and an inspired addition!
alexia
17th Jul, 2012
5.05
Fantastic meal, full of summer flavours. Perhaps admin team could changes cooking time to 1 hour, rather then 1 min, could confuse some of the readers.
mcsquee
15th Jul, 2012
Easy and tasty! definitely making this again!
jacota
11th Jul, 2012
Really tasty, easy and quick to make. Added some red onion for good measure- delicious.
kittyfoo33
3rd Jul, 2012
4.05
I made this tonight for my husband and 8yr old daughter. I substituted the salmon for chicken breasts. I put them in the pot with 25 minutes to go. I also put some green beans in the pot at the same time as the asparagus. We all enjoyed this meal and it is a bonus that there are very few dishes. Definitely be making this again.

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