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Salmon, Jersey Royals & Asparagus Tray Bake with Watercress Pesto


50 minutes

This delicious tray bake supper celebrates British spring time favourites, Jersey Royals and asparagus. Make this seasonal dish really shine with the addition of watercress and hazelnut pesto, which pairs perfectly with our sustainably farmed salmon fillets.

7 Farmdrop products in this recipe


Here’s how you do it

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and take the salmon out of the fridge to warm up.
  2. Cut potatoes in ½ lengthways and boil in a large pan of salted water for 10 minutes. Drain well and leave to steam for a couple of minutes.
  3. While they’re cooking make the pesto - in a food processor blitz the watercress, then add everything except the nuts and blitz again. Finally add the toasted hazelnuts and blitz a final time, adding more oil if needed to get your preferred consistency (spoonable or drizzleable)
  4. Scatter the cooked potatoes onto a greaseproof paper lined roasting dish, drizzle with a little oil, salt and pepper then roast for 15 minutes.
  5. Trim/snap the woody ends from the asparagus. If they’re quite thick stems, cut in half down the length.
  6. Arrange the salmon fillets (skin side down) and asparagus spears amongst the potatoes, scatter the lemon zest, more salt and pepper and drizzle of olive oil over the top and roast for another 12-13 minutes.
  7. Serve with the pesto drizzled over the top, or on the side to spoon on.


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 300g Jersey Royals
  • 125g organic asparagus spears
  • Zest of 1 lemon

What you'll need

  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Watercress & hazelnut pesto

  • 60g watercress
  • 20g Parmesan, grated
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 10g hazelnuts, toasted

What you'll need: - 1 small garlic clove - 40ml olive oil

Suitable for

  • Gluten free

What’s in this recipe

Langridge Organic

Organic Jersey Royal Potatoes

1 Bag (min. 1kg)



Bedlam Farm

Organic Asparagus - Cambridgeshire

1 Bunch (min. 250g)



Langridge Organic

Organic Unwaxed Lemons

4 Lemons



Organic Hazelnuts




10 Month Aged Parmesan