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All Recipes, Main Dishes / December 30, 2022

Spanish Salmon & Potatoes | Quick & Easy ONE-PAN Recipe

We have made it to the last blog post of 2022 (deep breath…..and exhale). It has been an interesting year and in my opinion, gone by seriously fast. Anyways, to end the year we´ve got a great recipe that´s perfect for a New Year´s Eve meal or anytime of the year. We´re talking Spanish Salmon & Potatoes.

Spanish Salmon & Potatoes
The beauty of this dish, is that it´s a one-pan meal. Meaning all the ingredients get cooked in the same pan for a very easy clean up. But the best part? It´s super easy to make, packed with a ton of great flavors and comes together in a little over 40 minutes.

Spanish Salmon & Potatoes
To make this recipe, I used fresh salmon. But you can also use frozen. Just make sure to fully thaw out before getting started. For the potatoes, I used new potatoes. But you can also use yukon gold, golden delight or even red potatoes.

Spanish Salmon & Potatoes

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used water to cook the potatoes, but you can also use broth. Either way, add in just enough liquid to barely cover the ingredients. This dish will hold for up to 3 days in the fridge in an air-tight container.

Spanish Salmon & Potatoes

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Salmon & Potatoes
5 from 1 vote

One-Pan Spanish Salmon & Potatoes

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 493 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 2 fresh salmon fillets 9 oz / 250 grams each
  • 1 onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .50 grams
  • 2 1/2 cups water 600 ml
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas 70 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • handful chopped fresh parsley


  1. Thinly slice the onion, thinly slice the garlic, cut the potatoes (peeled) into small bite-sized pieces that are 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick, pat dry the salmon fillets, season with sea salt & black pepper and cut each one in half to end up with 4 pieces of salmon

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium-high heat and add in the olive oil

  3. After 1 minute add in the pieces of salmon, all in a single layer, lightly sear for 1 minute per side, then remove from the pan, set aside and cover

  4. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in the onion and garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 4 to 5 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the potatoes, dried thyme and season generously with sea salt & black pepper, continue to mix together, after 3 minutes add in the white wine and saffron, mix together and then simmer until reduced in half, about 3 minutes, then add in the water, just enough to barely cover the ingredients, once it comes to a boil, place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat

  5. Once the potatoes are cooked through, about 20 to 25 minutes, remove the lid, add in the frozen peas and salmon fillets back into the pan, place the lid and go for another 2 to 4 minutes or until the salmon is fully cooked through, then remove from the heat

  6. Sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
One-Pan Spanish Salmon & Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 371mg16%
Potassium 1641mg47%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 52mg63%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Christine

    5 stars
    I made this dinner and we really enjoyed it. I served it with a big salad of lettuce and fresh tomatoes and a crusty loaf of bread. Thank you for yet another tasty recipe. I cant decide whether I prefer this salmon recipe or your recipe with salmon and garbanzo beans.

    09 . Oct . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      09 . Oct . 2023
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  3. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use mushrooms and vegetable broth i never had one pan spanish salmon and poatoes before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    30 . Dec . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      01 . Jan . 2023

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