Sheetpan Salmon and Potatoes With Veggies
Tender sheet pan baked salmon with a honey Dijon garlic chili sauce glaze, crispy roast potatoes and veggies. A complete meal on one tray using minimal ingredients you already have in your kitchen! Full of flavour and so easy to make! What I love about sheet-pan meals like this one is that you can prep your ingredients as you go. While the potatoes roast you can prep the glaze for the salmon and then everything goes on the pan with the potatoes to bake up for another few minutes and done. The entire meal is done in no time and all baked on a sheet pan for an easy dinner with very little fuss.
The glaze for the salmon is one of my favorites to use. You can use it on these smaller fillets or even on a whole one. Don’t let the sriracha fool you, it’s not an Asian style glaze although it can be turned into one if you would like. The sriracha not only adds a bit of colour to the glaze but adds a really deep and delicious smoky garlic flavour with a touch of heat that I love. It’s not too much heat though. Although if you don’t like any heat I suppose you could reduce the amount or leave it out completely and add a touch more seasoning. The honey gets caramelized and adds a nice sweetness and the Dijon adds a nice tangy, savory flavour. Dijon mustard is truly one of those secret ingredients that truly makes everything taste better. I think that the glaze is just the right amount for our taste but you are welcome to double it if you want to really slather it on for extra flavour.
These sheetpan roasted potatoes have to be the tastiest and the crispiest - I missing one more iest - and the easiest to make! I kid you not. Baby potatoes are loved in our house and so I whip these up the same way all the time - with the salmon but also if I need a side that never disappoints. You can switch up the seasoning on them to suit anything you are making and I even double the amount if I’m making them as a side. They turn out so crispy and if you are baking them on their own just put them in for the whole 35 minutes checking halfway to give them a shake or a flip. Crispy edges, perfect every time and so addictive.
The salmon is perfectly tender and takes no time to bake as do the other two veggies I selected. The key is to use a large enough sheetpan to allow the rest of the veggies to have some wriggle room so that they all cook up evenly. You most definitely can switch up the veggies here. I love asparagus and tomatoes but I also love radishes and carrots and even green beans with this combo. Just make sure to understand your veggies. For example root veggies would need probably the same bake time as the potatoes so you might have to put them on at the same time as them. Zucchini spears wouldn’t need as much time so they would make a good replacement for the asparagus and so would broccoli or broccolini. The options are endless and you can swap things out according to what veggies your family loves to eat with salmon. It’s a versatile sheet pan salmon meal including the seasoning you choose to use as I elaborate in the recipe notes below. You will love it and will find that it’s the perfect midweek meal!! Enjoy!
Servings: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total time: 45 mins
- 4 (6 oz | 170 g) salmon fillets
- 1 pound asparagus ends trimmed
- 1.5 pounds baby potatoes, halved
- 1 cup of cherry or grape tomatoes on or off the vine
- 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons seasoning blend of choice plus ½ tsp extra (I used lemon pepper)*
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1½ teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 tsp sriracha or any garlic chili sauce
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- Lemon slices and fresh chopped parsley for serving
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper to taste , and 2 teaspoons herb blend. Arrange on a large sheet pan and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes checking half way and giving them a shake.
- In the meantime prepare the sauce for the salmon: Whisk together melted butter, sriracha, honey, dijon mustard, and ½ teaspoon remaining herb blend. Brush onto salmon fillets. Remove hot pan from oven, push the potatoes over to one side of the pan and carefully arrange salmon fillets and tomatoes and asparagus on the sheet pan.
- Drizzle asparagus and tomatoes with remaining 2 tablespoon olive oil, season with salt and pepper to taste
- Carefully place pan back in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes until asparagus is fork-tender and salmon is cooked through. Serve immediately garnished with chopped parsley and lemon slices
I used lemon pepper for the seasoning blend and loved it but I also love using Italian seasoning blend as well. You can use whichever blend you like. A harissa blend or za’atar blend would be nice or even herbs de Provence or Tex Mex. Really it’s according to your preference. The sauce on the salmon is super versatile and can go with any seasoning blend for the most part. The only caution I would give is to monitor the salt in the seasoning blend you add. If there’s already salt in it I would reduce the amount you add or don’t add any at all.