One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

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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

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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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28th May, 2020
Simple recipe, ideal for an after work meal. Timing was fine for my sized new potatoes (I halved the larger ones) and for my cherry tomatoes although they were on the larger side but I would do less cooking time for the asparagus.
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6th Jan, 2020
I added whole crushed garlic cloves and a quartered lemon right from the beginning with the potatoes, highly recommend it!
20th Oct, 2019
This is simple and excellent flavours
14th Oct, 2019
Absolutely love this recipe and have cooked it a few times now. It works out quite expensive as a family dish but for 2 people it's reasonable, and so simple and easy, and hardly any washing up. I agree with the comments to leave the potatoes a little longer than suggested (unless you chop them down to little cubes as I have done a few times to cut cooking time), and add the tomatoes a few minutes later than suggested if you like them to maintain a bit of a crunch - I find they tend to go quite soggy quite quickly. Definitely recommend :).
16th Jul, 2019
This was delicious. I read other reviews and parboiled the potatoes, added the asparagus later (so it had less cooking time) and I also added red pepper. I’ll definitely cook this again.
25th Mar, 2019
I just made this and wow, this was so delicious. I wasn't sure such simple little ingredients would work but it really did. I parboiled my potatoes first then roasted them with crushed garlic then as suggested in the comments added the asparagus with the tomatoes and salmon and it worked so well. The balsamic gives the vegetables a slight sweetness which makes you want more of them. A brilliant dish you could add a number of vegetables to. Will use again!
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8th Feb, 2019
Made this last night, usually find salmon a boring meal, really enjoyed this, will be making this again for sure
12th Dec, 2018
Love this recipe, over the time I’ve been making it I’ve adapted it and also throw in some sliced peppers and whole mushrooms
25th Nov, 2018
Simple, delicious dinner. Very easy to adapt. I’ll be making this again no question
1st Jul, 2018
delicious one pan wonder. potatoes needed a little longer for me and asparagus a bit less.


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28th Apr, 2014
I adapted the recipe a bit based on the comments and our previous try: - add 1 clove garlic (crushed) with the potatoes; - first put the potatoes in for 25 mins; - then add both the tomatoes and asparagus at the same time for 15-20 mins; - use 2 tbsp balsamic instead of 1; - pan-fry the salmon separately for extra crispiness :) Enjoy!
16th Sep, 2013
I read other comments first so did following - Boiled potatoes first for 15 mins and added lots of seasoning to them I also added chorizo and courgette at the asparagus stage. I ended up cooking potatoes for 20, asparagus, courgette for 20 then added salmon and tomato for 20 .... It was delicious! I chopped some of the tomatoes and kept some whole. I bought good quality ones on the vine. I also seasoned salmon with lemon juice and black pepper. Wonderful and very easy!
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