Broiled Salmon with Snow Peas and Smashed Potatoes Recipe

This recipe has it all: scrumptious taste, healthy protein, and lots of greens.

Broiled Salmon with Snow Peas and Smashed Potatoes


  • 1 lb. baby red potatoes, scrubbed (The little ones have more skin-to-flesh ratio. That gives them higher fiber content and reduces the glycemic index.)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • Himalayan or Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3-6 oz portions of wild caught salmon (I enjoy sockeye salmon)
  • Butter or olive oil to drizzle
  • Herb mix (I like the Napa Valley Rub and lemon pepper mixtures)


    For the Snow Peas:
  1. Prepare the snow peas to blanch them in hot water or sauté them in butter or oil with a little water in the pan, covered. Don’t put on the heat yet. Wait until after the fish is broiled but still in the oven to bake.
    For the Potatoes:
  1. Put the potatoes and 1 tsp. salt in a large saucepan or pot and fill with enough cold water to cover the potatoes by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Lower the heat to maintain a steady simmer, cover the pot partially, and cook for 15 min until tender. Drain.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  4. Place potatoes on a cookie sheet or a shallow broiling pan. Using a fork, press down on each potato until the skin breaks and the potato is flattened.
  5. (Place in the oven 15 min before cooking the fish.)
  6. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for 20 min. If you like your potatoes a little crispy, broil them for the last 5 mins.
    For the fish:
  1. Place the salmon in a broiler-safe dish.
  2. Drizzle with a little butter or olive oil and sprinkle with the herb mix.
  3. Place on the second shelf from the broiler and turn the broiler to ‘high’.
  4. Broil the fish until the top is golden.
  5. Turn the oven dial to 400F. Let the fish bake until desired doneness. I like my fish cooked through until it pierced easily with a fork. That takes about 10 min.


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