Monday, April 16, 2012

Quick and Easy Oven Roasted Salmon with Tomatoes and Asparagus


This is my favorite way to cook salmon.  It takes about 3 minutes to prepare, it's a one pan dinner and it's delicious.  Sadly, I cannot take any credit for this at all.  It's a recipe I found recently in a lovely British cookbook called "Home at 7, Dinner by 8" by Sophie Wright. I've changed a few things, Sophie's recipe called for very thinly sliced potatoes which I left out and I added some very finely chopped lemons, which I love when roasted.  I suppose you could use other fish, such as halibut and add some different veggies - maybe some artichoke hearts? but this was delicious and a great quick fish dish to have up one's sleeve.


Wild salmon fillets
A couple of slices of prosciutto
1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed
1 lemon
A handful of grape or cherry tomatoes
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Fresh herbs of your choice

Heat the oven to 425 F

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Place the salmon, tomatoes, asparagus and lemon chunks on the tray. 

Sprinkle over olive oil, salt and pepper and torn up pieces of prosciutto. 

Sprinkle over some herbs and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

THAT'S IT!!!

I enjoyed this with a glass (or two) of very chilled Pinot.

31 comments:

  1. what nice Mary I love salmon!

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  2. It looks just as amazing uncooked as it does cooked. I agree with one pan cooking. You're getting the flavors of everything together in one delicious bite. Plus, it's an easy clean up.

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  3. What a beautiful presentation! We have ginger lime salmon on the menu for tomorrow's dinner table. Great minds think alike :)

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  4. Just yesterday when I made salmon my daughter asked me to make someday with vegetables. We do eat salad or vegetables with it but never cooked together.

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  5. looks so lovely! just bookmarked this recipe

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  6. Great looking dish! Love the vegetables with the salmon, just delicious.

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  7. WOW that is one good looking plate of salmon! Beautiful presentation!

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  8. We are just picking our first asparagus so this will be on the menu very soon. Diane

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  9. I love that you bake everything together, will definitely try that!

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  10. What a lovely dish and so healthy too. I'm always looking to add salmon recipes to my files. Thanks for this one.
    sam

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  11. This looks so delicious! I love salmon with asparagus and vegetables! Healthy and tasty! Sadly the boyfriend is not a huge fan, but I usually make pasta with salmon, so he enjoys it, too!

    Have a lovely week Mary!

    Maria

    http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com

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  12. Very interesting and realistic name "Home at 7, Dinner by 8". Unlike 30 minute meals which are probably never ready in 30 minutes if you count prep time etc.

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  13. I love love salmon and this looks so delicious,Mary!!

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  14. Healthy, simple, and delicious looking! This is my kind of cooking and eating!
    love the recipe..

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  15. Simple and perfect.. what more could you ask for???

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  16. This looks fantastic. fresh and lively healthy and delicious. I love the colors and flavors! WOW! you outdid yourself on this one!

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  17. That looks delicious and very similar to the way I cook salmon. I want to learn to grill it on the bbq. Maybe this summer, I'll venture in that direction. Love salmon.

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  18. I followed your salmon dish just last night. It was delicious!

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  19. My kind of dinner! Sometimes it is very difficult for me to get motivated to cook when I get home from work. This is an awesome addition to my bookmarked list :)

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  20. Wow, looks delicious! My kids would love this, they love salmon!

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  21. I love how everything is roasted on one pan - my kind of meal! The outcome is fantastic looking!

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  22. I must be hungry because every recipe I'm reading this evening is making me drool. I love salmon and prepare it a million ways but love this version with everything in one pot so to speak. Simple, easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely make it this week.

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  23. This looks like the perfect dinner to me! I love the color, vibrancy and simplicity! Beautiful photos!

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  24. You have just made my day Mary! This is perfection. I can't believe how easy it is and how fantastic it looks. This is perfect for my weeknights! :)

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  25. the title of your post really fits in for this dish..that's really quick and easy! i would love to try!

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  26. So simple,so quick,so easy and most important so tasteful!I love it!Greetings from Greece,dear!

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  27. I made this last night and it was excellent! I left off the tomatoes because I don't like them cooked, but added carrots instead. I loved it! Great recipe!

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  28. Hi there, this is a really nice post about fish/seafood. It would be great if you linked to it in my Food on Friday series. This week it is about all things fishy and seafoody. Food on Friday

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  29. You are such a star for putting up the link. Thank you very much. We now have a nice collection of all things fishy!

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  30. Just to let you know that this dish was featured today on my Need Some Inspiration series. Have a good week.

    PS I am now following you and would love for you to follow Carole's Chatter back.

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  31. Looks very very good. I definitely will try with the fast and all together baking. I normally bake my Salmon too, but I don't dress it that well.

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