Sesame salmon, purple sprouting broccoli & sweet potato mash

Sesame salmon, purple sprouting broccoli & sweet potato mash

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

Try this Asian-inspired salmon supper with a nutty sesame dressing, crisp veg and comforting sweet potato mash. It's healthy, low-calorie and rich in omega-3

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal463
  • fat22g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre10g
  • protein32g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 1 ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp low-salt soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 boneless skinless salmon fillets
  • 250g purple sprouting broccoli
    Purple sprouting broccoli

    Purple sprouting broccoli

    pur-pel spr-ow-ting brok-o-lee

    This untidy-looking, colourful cousin of broccoli can be used in much the same way. Leafier and…

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced (deseeded if you don't like it too hot)


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180 fan/ gas 6 and line a baking tray with parchment. Mix together 1/2 tbsp sesame oil, the soy, ginger, garlic and honey. Put the sweet potato wedges, skin and all, into a glass bowl with the lime wedges. Cover with cling film and microwave on high for 12-14 mins until completely soft.

  2. Meanwhile, spread the broccoli and salmon out on the baking tray. Spoon over the marinade and season. Roast in the oven for 10-12 mins, then sprinkle over the sesame seeds.

  3. Remove the lime wedges and roughly mash the sweet potato using a fork. Mix in the remaining sesame oil, the chilli and some seasoning. Divide between plates, along with the salmon and broccoli.

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N Mac
26th Mar, 2020
Salmon and broccoli were both great. The mashed potato was inedible, do not recommend doing in the microwave. I would make this again but roast or boil/mash potatoes.
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Che Guevaraa
12th Jan, 2020
Super yummy and easy to make. The potato was a little too spicy for me despite leaving out the seeds but tasty nevertheless. Will be making again.
Kristina Paige
27th Nov, 2019
Made this for dinner last night and unfortunately have to say my boyfriend and I were both very disappointed. The salmon was lovely but the broccoli and sweet potato were terrible. The broccoli was hard, dry and burnt tasting and the sweet potato even after an extra 7mins in the mricowave were hard, the skins super tough and the whole lot really really dry. If I was to make this again I'd steam or boil the broccoli and then flash fry in a pan with the marinade, and I'd either roast the sweet potato with the salmon or I'd boil and mash it on the hob.
29th Apr, 2019
Very nice recipe, tasty & different, I used ordinary broccoli and stringless beans and microwaved the broccoli for 4 mins first and next time I would also microwave the beans too. The sweet potato was good and I used half a teaspoon of hot chilli sauce in place of the fresh chilli.
28th Feb, 2019
Sounds lovely and I’m planning to try this tomorrow. Small moan: wish all ingredients were given by weight- 2 sweet potatoes could be just about any size!!
24th Oct, 2017
Made it on Friday for the family. All Loved it, certainly a recipe to be made again and again, the sweet potato mash with lime was excellent and so easy to make. Goes really well with the salmon.
19th Oct, 2017
This worked a treat. The lime and chilli both came through in the sweet potato and the salmon was just right. By accident, I had bought slightly smoked salmon fillets from the supermarket & we thought it actually added to the flavour of the whole dish. Maybe, like others have suggested, the broccoli could have had a short blanch before roasting, but will definitely do this again.
21st Sep, 2017
One of my favourite recipes! Like other comments suggest I microwave the broccoli for a bit first. As we are cutting down on carbs I use roasted butternut squash mash instead of sweet potato mash.
8th May, 2017
My 7 year olds idea of dinner heaven. He requested it for his birthday dinner
11th Apr, 2017
We tried this recipe for the first time yesterday, as given except for using Tenderstem broccoli as there was no purple sprouting broccoli available and roasting @ 200 C fan for 12 minutes as we usually do for salmon fillets. We were really impressed by the results and will definitely cook this recipe again, although next time we will add the broccoli later as it was very crispy after 12 minutes. We squeezed the juice from the lime wedges into the sweet potatoes after microwaving/before roughly mashing and adding the other ingredients.


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