Crisp-skin fish with asparagus

Crisp-skin fish with asparagus

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Prep: 30 mins - 40 mins


Serves 4
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Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal297
  • fat16g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.57g


  • 24 thin asparagus spears
  • 2 ripe tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets, each about 140g/5oz

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp small black olives
  • 1 tbsp capers, rinsed
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 2 tbsp parsley leaves



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Snap the woody ends off the asparagus, and discard. Cut the tomatoes in half, spoon out and discard the seeds. Finely slice the tomato flesh, then cut into small dice. Set both asparagus and tomatoes aside.

  2. Heat the 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan. Season the fish with salt and pepper, and cook skin-side down over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes, gently pressing, until skin is crisped and golden. Turn and cook the other side for 3-4 minutes, depending on the thickness, until cooked.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the asparagus in simmering salted water for 3-4 minutes. Drain well. For the dressing, gently warm the 3 tbsp olive oil in a small saucepan with the tomatoes, olives, capers and parsley leaves. Toss the asparagus in a little of the dressing. Arrange the asparagus on each of four warmed dinner plates, top with the fish, and spoon the warm tomato dressing around the fish.

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28th Jun, 2015
Lovely light recipe. Served as is with some fine green beans. OH also had some boiled Jersey Royals with his
25th Jun, 2012
Easy to make, tasty and fairly accurate on timings. I added more olives and capers to the dressing, but that was personal preference, and next time, I will cut the tomatoes slightly smaller.
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