Tasty baked salmon with baby potatoes and broccoli all cooked on one pan for a no mess-no fuss weeknight dinner!
I’m quite lucky that my kids will eat pretty much anything I make for them but seafood would probably be at the top of their list. They love getting their hands dirty especially if it’s anything that takes some finger work to get the meat, like clams, crab legs or shrimp.
They’re kinda like little savages, it’s quite entertaining to watch.
When it comes to fish though I can see them becoming a little more choosy, mainly because it has no fun-factor. It’s just fish, ready to eat with no shell to peel, legs to break or head to pull off.
Luckily they never turn their noses up at salmon. Whether it’s just simply roasted like this recipe, in tacos or even flaked over a Caesar salad I know I’m going to see clean plates. I even saw my boy licking the egg from his breakfast plate recently, like I said…savages.
Salmon is a forgiving fish, easy to cook and because it’s pink It’s easier to gauge when fully cooked as opposed to a piece of white fish which is more opaque.
There are loads of ways to cook salmon. Steaming, poaching, pan frying and grilling it are all great ways to start, it cooks fast so keep a beady eye on it. My favorite way is to roast it in the oven and watch the edges turn crispy and golden but the inside is still moist and slightly pink.
By adding the potatoes and other ingredients to this salmon bake, you have a whole meal cooked on one baking tray at the same time with no fuss. How much easier can making dinner be? The flavor of the vegetables caramelize with the white wine, garlic, and herbs and the smell will drive you crazy.
Here are some other baked salmon recipes.
Damn Delicious- Honey Salmon in Foil
Natasha’s Kitchen- Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon
Life’s Ambrosia- Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Butter
Easy Oven Baked Salmon
- 1 1/2 pound filet of salmon
- 1 pound baby fingerling potatoes
- 1/2 cup red onion sliced thinly
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
- 1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets
- 1 clove large garlic sliced very thinly
- 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 2 tablespoons dry white wine
- Salt and black pepper
- Lemon for flavor if desired
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cut the salmon into 5 pieces.
- Slice the potatoes in half and set on a large baking tray (17inches x 12inches)
- Add the broccoli, red onions, garlic and both herbs to the potatoes.
- Drizzle 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over the mixture and toss well. Spread the vegetables out evenly.
- Place each piece of salmon onto the baking tray with the vegetables around them.
- Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the salmon.
- Pour the white wine over the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
This looks great! And, with all the veggies on the same tray, it’s a meal in one pan. Thanks for the recipe.
You’re welcome Debi :)
I love a one pan meal – always so nice when it is time to clean up! My son is a huge seafood fan as well, going to have to try this for him!
Less clean up is yayyy time Erin :)
There it is, simple and beautiful food. I love fingerlings with salmon. This looks great!
Fingerlings are awesome Fabi..I love the texture.
I live in salmon country. This is easy. And I know it is GOOD!
Yes it is Carol :)
This salmon is just gorgeous! I just made a fish dish myself this week, my Striped Sea Bass with shallots, fennel, and persimmon! http://wp.me/p3Gq0g-1wj
I love fish dishes that are both easy to make and delicious!
That sound so good Mary, I don’t think I’ve ever used fennel..
I adore baked salmon and this recipe is so great because all of the meal is on one dish!
One pan Kristen is all it takes :)
Salmon has never looked better, I love this!
Thanks Laura :)
This salmon looks absolutely incredible!!! I am just like your kid.
You guys would get along awesomely :)
Just wondering what can be replaced for the wine – don’t like wine tastein the food. Thanks
You could omit the wine altogether Germaine, it’s really subtle and would still taste great without it :)
YOU made this for me, I know it! Because you wanted to give me a break from cooking ;) – I make this DAILY!
Great minds think alike ;)
You’re so blessed to have kids that aren’t picky. I swear, sometimes my younger siblings act like I’m torturing them because I want them to eat a (delicious) healthy dinner. This salmon looks amazing and it looks like something they would actually eat and enjoy without complaining! Pinned!
Love that this is a one pan meal! Easy cleanup.
Ha! I’m laughing thinking of your kids eating seafood and tearing off legs :) My kids would never. Salmon never gets old does it?? This looks great Gerry!
Hi… I want to tell you my experience that my kids love this oven baked salmon recipe and they enjoyed a lot and my husband is also asking about the recipe that how you make this awesome salmon recipe. Cheers guys :)