Just call me Bev: Salmon one pot wonder

You know what’s awesome? Sleeping through the night without being woken one time. That first taste of a crisp champagne bubbling on your lips. Hopping into bed on clean sheet day. AND being able to cook dinner in just one pan with just one lot of washing up. Now this is a perfect mid week dinner…whipped up in just 50 mins from go to whoa, but you could make it quicker if you pre-microwaved (or boiled) your potatoes before roasting. But that would mean messing up another dish…One pan Salmon
: Potatoes
: 2 small pieces salmon
: Bag washed baby spinach
: Lemon: Cut a few potatoes into wedges

: Throw into a roasting pan with some olive oil, salt & pepps. Whack into a hot oven (220 degrees) to roast until crispy (takes my oven about 35 to 40 mins). I have a scan pan roasting pan (medium size) and dead set, it’s the business. It gets used a few times a week and it’s still the best non stick pan I’ve come across.

: Take some salmon (I have started to grab these packaged ones from Aldi because we don’t have a great supply of fresh seafood down here and it’s easy, cheap and delicious)

: Once the potatoes are almost done open the oven, move the potatoes aside and whack the salmon into the pan skin side down into the sizzling oil. Put back in the oven for 5-6 mins

: After 5 mins it will be cooked and look like this. Take the pan out of the oven

: Throw the entire pack of spinach into the pan, pushing the cooked salmon down to one end so you can toss the spinach with the potatoes

: Serve up with a show pony CHEEK of lemon. Looks all restaurant like. You could also add a dollop of aioli if you wanted. Neigh!

: Get stuck in and be smug with your little to no washing up, the fact that you cooked fish AND it cost nothing. Winning!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18133173713045801244 vancybec

    dude, you know i am trotting this one out quick smart. looks delicious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04324917828815299886 Jan

    A variation on what I had last night and it is good and easy. I’ve bought the Aldi salmon for years and it’s always fine. Not so keen on the prawns however.

    Try cutting a bulb of fennel into thin pieces and use as a bed under the salmon in baking tray instead of the potatoes. Or a warm salad of lightly cooked fennel dressed with chunks of blood orange and some olive oil.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Oooh Jan…fennel! Fancy fennel! I like the way you think…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17255954041037623606 JMac

    Bev / Beth. I am NEW and i LOVE your blog. I am thrilled to have come across it on a work day so i can pour over it uninterupted by infants. Marvellous. It sings to me. One pot meals. Champas. Smugness in serving fish. Clean sheet day. No wake ups in the night. These are the core ingredients of a happy life. Go well. Jx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      It’s a pleasure…enjoy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14178051390484243130 karlyn Jackson

    Yum! I’m a fan of Aldi Salmon, I’ll be trying this one for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09651116248452404269 Lipgloss Mumma

    I’m going to try this one. I’m not a huge salmon fan, but think this could change things. Thanks Bev. ;)

  • Beenie

    Nom nom! Gonna be making this STAT! Thanks, love your style Beth <3

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17317677066408030053 Faux Fuchsia

    I’m obsessed with clean sheets. Sometimes I change them daily, just because I can.

    We endorse 1 pan cooking 100% round these here parts.

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  • Anonymous

    Major winner, that’s what you are. Anything for a yummy easy good looking meal, esp weeknight, oh my, its nutritious too>

  • Sue

    Oh yum. Looks fabulous, easy and doesn’t trash the whole kitchen – my ingredients for a winner!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16543791863884733714 Mum on the Run

    Even I could manage this.
    It’s on the menu now.
    :-) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11526632640608597064 Jane

    Holy shit, I am so making this tomorrow. Genius! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17646925050489695536 Mother Down Under

    I’ll take three thanks!
    And hit me with some aioli!

    Thanks for the recipe…this one will be in the rotation next week for sure!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00249766510078357225 Mimsie

    Wow, that looks to be one delicious meal. I will try it but not sure we have Aldi salmon here in Perth. Have to check out the supermarkets to see if they have it. I can’t afford huge chunks of salmon at about $30/kg so smaller pieces would be good. Thanks for the recipe. xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14249032835508120323 Vicki

      Coles stock Kailis Salmon pieces Mimsie :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06223703457969469862 joanna

    just made it – it was delicious!AND my 4year old even ate the spinach!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09113697700484690646 Sophie Lynch

    In the oven as I type…. white wine in hand watching trash tv feeling very clever indeed.

    Thanks a mil!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09113697700484690646 Sophie Lynch

    In the oven as I type…. white wine in hand watching trash tv feeling very clever indeed.

    Thanks a mil!


  • Peta

    Just wanted to say many thanks for another great recipe (we had great success with the slow roasted lamb shoulder). The whole family loved it and my husband said it had a high show pony factor!

  • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie @ Fig and Cherry

    I bet that skin was crispy-delicious after searing on such a hot tray – great idea! I always sear my salmon in a pan and then transfer the oven – not. any. more. :-)

  • Anonymous

    Howdy Ho…from up yonder and over a bit…USA…done the oven bit with salmon and potatoes but will try the spinach next time….looks yummie….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16543791863884733714 Mum on the Run

    Beth, today this simple recipe has taken me from ‘survival Mum’ to ‘super Mum’ in my mind.
    I really needed the promotion too.
    Thank you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06396226904711922049 Ingi Mc

    Making as we speak now…I’m sure it will be as nice as the haloumi & chorizo salad and the slow-roasted lamb shoulder! Loving your Bev posts!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenjenclark Jen

    Making this tonight. Haven’t cooked salmon before so I hope it works out! x

  • Conny

    We ate this tonight. It was a great succes! Delicious! And easy! Thanks a million!

  • MM

    Hi Beth,
    I love your recipes! Thank you for the instagram inspiration for this recipe the other night. I would just like to let you know that I sprinkled this meal with some of Gourmet Girlfriend’s dukkah and it was AMAZING – worth a try!

  • Anonymous

    Yum .. What potatoes did you use? I’m never sure which type to go for.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I always just use the ones with the red skins…desiree I think? I never peel them either!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03458985098140411539 Margie SW

    Yummo , thanks for sharing. Am doing this toot sweet x

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