Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Balsamic salmon recipe with new potatoes and cherry tomatoes

I thought I must have already blogged this recipe as it's a favourite summer meal of ours, but I was surprised to see that I haven't! It's really easy to cook, takes less than an hour and all goes in one dish which can be brought to the table to serve if you are entertaining. The original idea came from the +goodtoknow website a few years ago and I've adapted it since. The ingredients below serve two people

2 tbsp olive oil
10 pieces new potato
1 tsp dried basil or mixed herbs
2 salmon fillets
12 cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Preheat the oven to 190C.

Put 1 tbsp of the olive oil into a baking dish that is large enough for all the ingredients. Roll the potato pieces in the oil to thoroughly coat them and sprinkle with the 1 tsp dried herbs. Put the herby potatoes into the oven for 30 minutes.

Remove the dish from the oven and nestle the salmon fillets in the centre. You might need to move some of the potatoes to the edges. Put the tomatoes in the dish as well and drizzle the remaining tbsp of oil and the tbsp of balsamic vinegar over the salmon. Return the dish to the oven for 15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through but not overcooked.

Serve immediately.

Any dried herbs will probably work well with this dish. I like dill or basil with salmon, and parsley goes nicely with the tomatoes. I haven't tried coriander yet but that might be nice too - experiment with whatever you've got in the cupboard. 
You can serve the meal with a green vegetable or a leafy salad. I like green beans or asparagus, but think that peas don't work as well. Not sure why.


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