One-Tray Baked Salmon



This one-tray baked salmon with summer vegetables makes a delicious dinner with only 5 minutes of prep and virtually no washing up.

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This one-tray baked salmon with summer vegetables makes a delicious dinner with only 5 minutes of prep and virtually no washing up.

There are two reasons I’ve created this recipe to share with you (well actually three if you include the fact that it’s yummy and that should be reason enough by itself!). This first is that I’ve developed a real liking for this super low effort cooking malarky. Looking back through my recent recipes it definitely seems to have become a bit of a theme with me (3-minute lasagne, easy Irish stew, and one-tray roast chicken to name a few). I feel like I’ve been so busy recently and without a selection of easy dinners to choose from I very much suspect we’d default back to beans on toast several nights a week (we still do that a bit because despite my best cooking efforts it’s one of the boys’ absolute favourites – a fact which hurts me every time they tell me!).

This one-tray baked salmon with summer vegetables makes a delicious dinner with only 5 minutes of prep and virtually no washing up.

This one-tray baked salmon is really about as easy as it gets when it comes to cooking, a little bit of rough chopping, setting the oven to the right temperature, and remembering to take the food out once it’s done is just about all it needs. I’ve created this recipe to serve 2 (as then it fits nicely in one tray) but you can easily double it up to 4 by overflowing into an extra tray.

This one-tray baked salmon with summer vegetables makes a delicious dinner with only 5 minutes of prep and virtually no washing up.

The second reason I created this salmon recipe is that I wanted an excuse to show off my new Le Cruset baking dish – isn’t it lovely. It came from Steamer Trading (they sent it to me as a gift – lucky me 🙂 ) which is one of my absolute favourite cookware shops. I first discovered their Chester store by accident, I had 5 minutes to kill when I was out shopping so I thought I’d pop in for a browse and see if they had anything interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever been in such a Tardis-like shop in my life, it looks tiny from the outside but seems to go on forever once you’re in and it’s full of shiny-kitchen things that make me want to go on an impulse buying spree. Sadly the boys lack my enthusiasm for cookware so I don’t get to go there as much as I’d like, but fortunately they have a nice website so I can while away my time on there instead :-). You can also find them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram if you’d like to take a look.

This one-tray baked salmon with summer vegetables makes a delicious dinner with only 5 minutes of prep and virtually no washing up.

One-Tray Baked Salmon

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serves 2 (easily doubled by using a 2nd tray)

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 250g broccoli (1 small head)
  • 125g asparagus tips (about 10-12 tips)
  • 300g new potatoes (2 generous handfuls)
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan.
  2. Chop your potatoes into bite-sized pieces, put the potatoes into your baking tray and toss them in the olive oil (2 tsp).
  3. Put the potatoes into the oven to bake for 15 minutes.
  4. While the potatoes are cooking, cut the broccoli into small florets (discarding the stalks), slice the spring onion and slice the lemon (you can also cut it into wedges if you prefer).
  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 180ºC/160ºC fan. Add the broccoli, spring onions and asparagus tips to the tray and toss them in the oil with the potatoes. Make two spaces between the vegetables and add the salmon fillets (make sure that nothing is piled up as it won’t cook properly). Place the lemon slices randomly on top and season with salt and pepper. Return the tray to the oven for 18-20 minutes until the vegetables are tender (the broccoli will still have a decent crunch to it) and the salmon is cooked through.


This one-tray baked salmon with summer vegetables makes a delicious dinner with only 5 minutes of prep and virtually no washing up.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 511 kcal (26%), Fat: 27.7g (40%), Saturated Fat: 4.6g (23%), Carbohydrates: 26.9g (10%), Sugar: 4.4g (5%), Fibre: 4.6g (19%), Protein: 35.3g (71%), Salt: 0.8g (14%)

1¾ of your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables

This is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Excluding additional salt added during cooking. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

This one-tray baked salmon with summer vegetables makes a delicious dinner with only 5 minutes of prep and virtually no washing up.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Gluten-Free
  • Corn-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free

The ingredients for this recipe are easily available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

This one-tray baked salmon with summer vegetables makes a delicious dinner with only 5 minutes of prep and virtually no washing up.


I’m sharing this recipe with the following blog challenges… CookBlogShare with Hijacked By Twins, Recipe of the Week with A Mummy Too and Tasty Tuesdays with Honest Mum.

11 Comments:

  1. Always looking for new one tray meals to try, especially when they are healthy too, perfect for busy week nights. I love salmon and broccoli, pinning for later. x

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Sarah, I’m completely hooked on the idea of low effort dinners at the moment too – keep an eye out as I’m sure I’ll be sharing more soon.

  2. What a gorgeous dish and a fantastic recipe. You know I am a huge fan of the traybake!! I had almost the exact same recipe all planned out for my blog, but I just couldn’t make it look pretty enough for the photographs, so I gave up in the end and did something else – clearly what I needed was one of those gorgeous Le Creuset dishes! (And/or all of your amazing photography talent 😉 ) Eb x

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Eb, the Le Cruset dish is lovely isn’t it!

      I actually found the salmon much easier to photograph than the chicken one I made a while ago as chicken is so pale. I prefer the “before” pictures of the salmon as I love the gorgeous colours in the salmon and lemons.

  3. I love salmon and this would be a perfect meal for me. I am so sorry that I did not catch you at BritMums over the weekend. Hope to see you next time! x Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Kirsty. I kept spotting you from afar at BML, saying I was going to go over and the realising you’d disappeared again! I’ll have to make sure I catch you next time we’re at the same event.

  4. This looks delicious, perfect for our paleo regime!

    http://www.pannacottalondon.me

  5. What a lovely blog, Charlotte the photography is perfect xx

  6. We have salmon and veg once a week at home and I love it but I generally faff with my steamer for the veg. I’ll definitely try your technique next time 🙂 x

    • I used to have a steamer and got rid of it as it was all bit of a faff (especially washing it all up at the end). Roasting is much easier 🙂

      I hope you enjoy it x

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