Time for another New Recipe Wednesday! This week it’s this easy Sheet Pan Salmon Dinner, inspired by an America’s Test Kitchen recipe. I love a sheet pan meal – everything gets cooked together in one place, which makes for a super easy cleanup. The key with this recipe in particular is changing up the oven temperatures as you remove the broccoli and add the salmon – it ensures that the potatoes come out perfectly crispy and the salmon cooked through but tender.
The pan goes into the oven with just potatoes and broccoli first, then a bit for the potatoes alone, and finally the potatoes and salmon. Be sure to cut up the potatoes so they’re similar in size. I used baby red potatoes, but some were a decent amount bigger than the others and I had to cut them in thirds. Otherwise you want to have all the cut sides down for maximum browning and crispiness!
I served this with some fresh pesto sauce from Wegmans, but something like a spicy chimichurri would be awesome too! Give my homemade version a try sometime, I promise you won’t regret it 😉
Here are some items I used to make this recipe a success. Note: these are Amazon Affiliate links.
- 1.25 lbs salmon, skin on
- 1.5 lbs baby red potatoes, halved, (680 grams)
- 3 bunches broccolini, trimmed, (320 grams)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Flavor God Garlic Lover's Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp each: salt and pepper
- 1/4 tsp baking soda, (to help potatoes brown)
- Pre-heat oven to 450°. Spray a half sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Toss potatoes with 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp Flavor God seasoning, 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper, and 1/4 tsp baking soda. Arrange them cut side down on the prepared baking sheet.
- Toss broccoli with remaining olive oil, Flavor God seasoning, salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on sheet pan.
- Roast potatoes and broccoli for 18 minutes until broccoli is well browned on the bottom. Remove the broccoli to a serving platter and cover with foil to keep warm (I like to put mine on top of the warm oven!).
- Turn the oven temperature to 500° and roast the potatoes alone for 8 minutes.
- Turn the oven temperature to 275°. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel, then add it to the baking sheet, skin side down. Season with seafood seasoning.
- Bake until salmon flakes easily, about 12-15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 125°.