Washing dishes is the bane of my existence. And yet, I always find myself making such a mess in the kitchen that the pile of dishes is ridiculous. Ross often jokes that I try to use every pan we have when making a meal. It’s that bad. Luckily this One Pan Salmon with Parmesan Potatoes limits my need to get out any additional pans or pots. NONE. I do, however, need a bowl and cutting board, but that is all. Sheet pan recipes are really awesome for this reason. They are my new favorite thing so be prepared to see more sheet pan meals on the blog. Also, I bought use this Nordic Ware Sheet Pan and highly recommend it.
The tricky part when cooking with this method is knowing how long to cook all of your different ingredients evenly. You will need to set a timer as a reminder, but it’s really easy to build a meal using one pan. Think of it as layering… starting with the toughest or firmest ingredients and working your way to the smallest or most delicate. This one pan salmon with Parmesan potatoes is packed full of flavor. I’ve added lemon juice, garlic, honey, and Parmesan because they pair so well with salmon. Asparagus round out this meal and also goes so well with lemon. I love this tangy combo!
One of the most important things to remember when making this meal is to cut all of your veggies so they are the same size. This helps them cook evenly. You’ll start by cooking the potatoes first, then adding the salmon and asparagus later. I always recommend putting the meat in the center of the pan. The middle of the pan gets less heat when compared to the outer edge, so things in the center cook more gently.
I hope you enjoy this easy weeknight dinner. And most of all, enjoy the lighter clean-up. Maybe spend a little more time doing something fun or to catch up on your favorite shows.