Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Salmon and asparagus bake

To me this was summer on plate. Inspired by the beautiful weather and one of Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals. The original recipe used raw prawns in their shells which I didn't have and new potatoes that were cooked separately. I adapted the meal to include roast new potatoes which meant it became a one pot meal and I had more time to sit in the garden while it was cooking. It was gorgeous, really lovely flavours and so easy to prepare and cook. I wouldn't hesitate to cook this at a dinner party. It may be better appreciated by my friends than by my children. I bought all the ingredients from Aldi which made it slightly more reasonable in cost too, although not a cheap meal.

Serves 4
As many new potatoes as you require for 4, halved
Olive oil
4 salmon fillets (skin on)
a bunch of asparagus, snap the woody part off
Half a punnet of cherry tomatoes
Garlic, how ever much you fancy
1 tin of anchovies and the oil they came in
1 lemon quartered
4 slices of prosciutto ham

Heat the oven to 200ºC. Coat the new potatoes in olive oil, season and place in the oven for about 20 minutes until they are starting to cook and turn golden. After 20 minutes add all the other ingredients, salmon skin side up and pour the oil from the anchovies in the roasting dish too. Place in the oven until the salmon is cooked through, probably about 20 minutes. Serve with a nice green salad.


  1. This sounds gorgeous. I love a good salmon bake. :) Have you seen the latest Foodies Ten at Ten post? You might want to have a look. ;)

  2. Ah, that has cheered me up no end, thank you so much for including one of my recipes. I had a go with registering for the foodies 100 but I come up as already registered. Emailed them to see what I could do but haven't had a reply. Your blog is going from strength to strength, well done .x