One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

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(415 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

    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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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.
22nd Jun, 2013
Delicious. Seasoning the potatoes well is a good idea. Plus, cook the asparagus and tomatoes at the same time.
10th Jun, 2013
really great. Had it for dinner yesterday, today served it as cold lunch. Also fantastic :-)
26th May, 2013
Loved it so easy to do
23rd May, 2013
Made a change from my usual ways of serving salmon, and very easy. I added an uncrushed clove of garlic and seasoning to the new potatoes. My son thought looked this looked like a restaurant cooked meal! Served with a side salad. Will make again, maybe using courgettes and peppers when asparagus is no longer in season
19th May, 2013
This is an insanely delicious recipe, now made for the second time. I used lots of ground black pepper and salt. For the oil I used one tablespoon of garlic-infused olived oil to roast the potatoes, and then a tablespoon of basil-infused oil to drizzle over the fish. Really good recipe, definitely a keeper!
27th Apr, 2013
Just made this for an easy Saturday night meal. Yumma. Listening too other comments I reduced cooking time of asparagus + tomatoes. Didn't have any basil so added rosemary to potatoes before adding salmon. Also added 2 tablespoons of Balsamic.
22nd Apr, 2013
Great dish. I used canned cherry tomatoes to give abit of extra sauce.
16th Apr, 2013
I cooked the potatoes for 20 mins in garlic oil, then added fat asparagus and 2 inches of chopped chorizo for 10 mins. Seasoned salmon with black pepper and lemon juice whilst waiting for timer. 10 minutes more for salmon and toms to cook. Salmon was over cooked but delicious!


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