One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

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(356 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

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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



    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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penslair's picture
27th Feb, 2013
I've made this several times when friends/family have been coming to eat with us. A great success - delicious, easy AND stress free!
26th Feb, 2013
Yum-tastic! The recipe didn't call for seasoning but next time I'll add both salt and pepper, especially to the potatoes. The amounts are modest so this meal would be good for dieting or adding a starter and dessert to. Alternatively you can increase the portion sizes which I'll do next time. It's a real low maintenance meal so good if you're busy. Delicious!
26th Feb, 2013
Very quick and easy although timing is important I started to burn my salmon so i wrapped it in tin foil and it was fine, definitely will make it again.
24th Feb, 2013
Really enjoyed this recipe. Don't usually eat fish but thought I would give it a try. Would recommend.
6th Feb, 2013
Quick and healthy midweek meal!
31st Jan, 2013
Really lovely dish - for those suggesting its bland can I suggest extra balsamic & ensuring the tomatoes are cooked until there juiced run - I kept some whole % halfed others this added to the sauce I also used a lot of black pepper
basil123's picture
30th Jan, 2013
First time. Tasty, easy to prepare and cook. I will add a bit more asparagus next time.
22nd Jan, 2013
easy and delicious!
30th Dec, 2012
So easy to make adding all the ingredients in one by one and saves on the washing up!
20th Nov, 2012
Tried this recipe at the weekend. Read some of the comments before hand so added a small roughly chopped onion and a chopped garlic clove with the potatoes. I also seasoned and added a little more balsamic. The salmon was superb, as was the overall flavour. I added the asparagus at the same time as the tomatoes but it needed a bit longer so next time I will follow the recipe. Also, next time I will parboil the potatoes. This dish definitely gets the thumbs up!


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