Monday, September 13, 2010

Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Mushrooms

Salmon with potatoes and mushrooms

I like to try and take a technique away from a recipe whenever I can.  I know I’ve written before about learning to roast an orange, lemon, or lime along with your chicken and veggies and then squeezing it over the top for a quick finish.  In that same vein of finishing a simple roasted dish with a quick sauce, I bring you Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Mushrooms from Real Simple.  The idea here is that a simple vinaigrette drizzled over right before serving totally finishes this dish.  It was lovely.  The combination of the grainy mustard and the sweet honey complimented the salmon and the veggies perfectly.  Also …  one pan and one jar to shake the dressing in.  Need I say more?

Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Mushrooms

  • 1 pound small new potatoes (about 10), halved
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 1 1/4-pound piece skinless salmon fillet
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

    Heat oven to 400° F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the potatoes, mushrooms, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Roast, tossing once, until the potatoes begin to soften, about 20 minutes.

    Push the vegetables to the edges and place the salmon in the center. Season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Roast until the salmon is opaque throughout, the mushrooms are tender, and the potatoes are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

    Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the vinegar, mustard, honey, parsley, the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Drizzle over the salmon and vegetables before serving.

    Serves 4


    This will be my entry for Two For Tuesdays!



    Joanne said...

    I like the sound of this "one pan, one bowl" business. You can't argue with that. Especially not if salmon is involved.

    dotblogg said...

    there's nothing better than fresh salmon:)
    have a nice day:)

    lostpastremembered said...

    Although I make a lot of complicated dishes for my blog... i love to make stuff like this dish...simple, quick and not 15 dirty pans to clean or 12 tasting spoons!!!

    Marjie said...

    My kind of cooking: minimal fuss and minimal dishes.

    Sayantani said...

    wow happy to have found your page. you have some real good recipes with cool techniques. like this idea of roasting all in one platter. great dish. liked your summer sewing too.

    Anh said...

    I am a big fan of roast salmon!! yummo!

    maybelle's mom said...

    i love the idea of very little cleaning. bravo.

    Chanel11 said...

    Adding it last makes the dish look so scrumptiously succulent!

    Joanna Jenkins said...

    Yum! That looks delicious. I've always been a little afraid of cooking fish but this looks easy. Thanks for the tip and the gorgeous photo!
    Cheers, jj

    a good yarn said...

    Given that I would walk broken glass for salmon, this will definitely get a run. Roast actually.

    Christy said...

    I think there is a commercial about if you know a method or technique you can make a 100 more dishes. Thanks for broadening my horizons! Thanks to for linking to the Hearth'nSoul blog hop (formerly Two for Tues!)

    Chef Fresco said...

    I love Real Simple. This dish looks amazing. Your picture is especially tempting me.

    Butterpoweredbike said...

    Oh Pam, you say something like, it only takes one pan to cook, and I feel positively romanced! Sigh, much as I love cooking, the dishes tend to trip me up. This fish looks really tempting, thanks for linking it to Hearh 'n Soul!

    grace said...

    ya'll eat a lot of fish, yet you always find ways to a)make it taste unique, b)mix it up with sides, and c)depict it beautifully.

    a moderate life said...

    Hi Pam! This looks lovely. I especially like to see the flavor combinations people create for salmon, which really does pick up a lot from the seasoning! Mustard and honey sounds intriquing! Just to let you know, the Two for tuesday recipe blog hop has been renamed hearth n soul hop with a nifty new blog badge you can grab at girlichef's site! Thanks for linking to the hearth and soul hop! :) Alex@amoderatelife

    5 Star Foodie said...

    A delicious meal! I always love potatoes paired with mushrooms!

    Chris said...

    I love little tips like this (the vinaigrette). But the roasted citrus is also one of my favorite tricks ever, flavor amplification!

    girlichef said...

    This is the type of meal that makes me feel so healthy while I'm eating it. It looks beautiful and sounds very delicious! Thanks for sharing it w/ hns this week, Pam =)

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

    I love salmon served almost any way. The dressing for this dish sounds amazing.