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Baked Salmon with Asparagus
May 16, 2008


This delicious baked salmon with asparagus is a one pot dish - you all know how I like those - less washing up :-)

It's a complete meal in a pot for two people. You could easily double up for four - just add 5 to 10 minutes to each step of cooking.

Baked Salmon with Asparagus
500g bag of small salad potatoes
2 tbspn olive oil
bunch of asparagus
12 cherry tomatoes
2 medium sized salmon steaks
large handful of fresh basil

Heat your oven to 220C Gas Mark 7.

If you have some larger potatoes in the bag, cut them in half so that they're as near even sizes as you can get - leave the skins on, it makes them nice and crispy.

Put the potatoes into a large oven proof dish and pour over a tablespoon of olive oil - swirl them around a bit to coat. Bake for 20 minutes until just softening and beginning to turn brown.

Chop the asparagus into pieces about 3 inches long. Add them to the potatoes, mix around and bake a further 15 minutes.

Add the cherry tomatoes and stir around, then push the salmon into the vegetables.

Pour over the rest of the olive oil and then bake a final 15 minutes or so until the salmon is cooked and firm to the touch.

Give the tomatoes a squash with a fork if they haven't burst to release some of the juice. Tear the basil leaves roughly and scatter over - then serve straight from the dish.

Lovely... nice glass of wine, and relax.

You could substitute some french beans for the asparagus, add some chopped pepper, courgette - experiment a bit with different mixtures of vegetables - it could lend itself to being on a bed of ratatouille.

For more fresh salmon recipes, check out the Freshwater Fish page below - the fish are listed alphabetically, so just scroll down the page.

Freshwater Fish Recipes

Enjoy adapting these recipes to your own tastes.

I have recently bought a Tefal Actifry - it's a marvelous piece of kitchen equipment.

You can cook a panful of fries with just one tablespoon of oil - roast all your vegetables in about 40 minutes - just set the timer and walk away - great with plain grilled fish, meat or the sunday roast.

for more details and some recipe ideas.

If you have any questions, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

I love to hear from you.

Bye for now

All the best



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