Roasted Pesto Salmon with Baby Potatoes and Peas

This dish is an incredible one-pan meal that requires little prep time. Seriously. The only hard part is wielding a heavy cast iron skillet loaded with food into and out of a blazing hot oven. I used my thickest oven mitts and was able to do it on my own with my not-so-strong arms, so you can too! Also, look at the beautiful potatoes I used – I bought a bag of celebration blend with white, red, and purple potatoes, but you can use whichever color you like. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

One-Pan Roasted Pesto Salmon with Baby Potatoes and Peas
One-Pan Roasted Pesto Salmon with Baby Potatoes and Peas

One-Pan Roasted Pesto Salmon with Baby Potatoes and Peas

Roasted Pesto Salmon with Baby Potatoes and Peas
 
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Roasted Pesto Salmon with Baby Potatoes and Peas is an elegant and quick one-pan meal - perfect for weeknights!
Serves: Serves 2
Ingredients
  • • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • • ¾ lb new potatoes, cut into wedges (I used a blend of yellow, red, and purple new potatoes)
  • • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • • ¼ cup pesto
  • • Two 6-oz salmon fillets
  • • ½ cup frozen peas
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. Put an oven-safe skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. When the oils shimmers, add the potato wedges and a few grinds of salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the potatoes for 5 minutes, flipping them over occasionally. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and pesto. Add a few grinds of pepper.
  5. Spread the pesto mayonnaise over the tops of the salmon filets. Remove the potatoes from the oven and mix in the frozen peas. Top the potato-pea mixture with the fish and return to the oven. Cook for 12 minutes.
  6. Divide the salmon and vegetables between two plates and enjoy!

Adapted from One Pan, Two Plates by Carla Snyder

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