Jamie Oliver’s Salmon with Green Beans

Salmon with Green Beans

This fairly simple recipe is a real crowd pleaser. Easy to prepare beforehand, so perfect when having guests. Many people have tried this dish already and I’ve never heard of anybody not liking it. It’s just surprisingly good. Even if you were never really fond of anchovy. Try it one more time with this recipe.


400 gr green beans
200 gr cherry tomatoes
1 to 2 handfuls black olives, destoned & sliced
2 T olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 handful fresh basil, picked

2 x 200 gram salmon fillet steak
1/2 lemon
12 anchovy fillets

Preheat the oven and a roasting tray at the highest temperature.

Tail the green beans, blanch them until tender (6 minutes) in salted, boiling water, and drain. Put in a bowl with the cherry tomatoes and the destoned olives. Toss in the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the basil.

Give the salmon fillets a quick wash under the tap and pat dry with kitchen paper towels. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon over the fillets, on both sides, then season both sides with salt and pepper and drizzle a little olive oil over the top.

Take the hot roasting tray from the oven. Put the salmon at 1 end of the roasting tray. Add the green beans mixture next to the salmon in the tray

Lay the anchovies over the green beans! (Don’t forget)

Roast in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Or to your liking.
I like the salmon to be almost or a little raw on the inside.

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12 Responses to Jamie Oliver’s Salmon with Green Beans

  1. eatincalgary says:

    this seems to be easy and very tasty! i’m trying various ways of cooking salmon, so i’m gonna give this a try!

  2. Robin says:

    Today in Celebrity Masterchef, John & Gregg said the salmon disappeared against the green beans/cherrytomatoes/anchovies. Terrible combination, they said. Haha, I’m sure they didn’t know this was already a classic combination/recipe.

  3. Simon says:

    I’ve tried the recipe at least a couple of times and I love it. So do my guests. It is really simple and quick and the tastes are amasing.
    The homemade aeoli is perfect with the fish, everything melts in your mouth.
    Do try it!

  4. Lizzie says:

    Ive cooked this alot of times, and it taste sooooo good! its my favourite meal at the moment, its so easy to do and takes up no time, im trying this for my boyfriend at the weekend, hope it goes well

  5. Robin says:

    I’m sure it will. ;-)

  6. Anne says:

    This has become my all time favourite too. Sooo simple and sooo good. Very impressive dish. Big result for very little effort.

  7. Izabal says:

    This is one of my go to recipes when we have guests. Cooks while chatting. Just looked it up to share with a coworker who’s having friends over. If you have anchovies’ fear, put in fewer and make sure you stir veggies so they can melt into sauce with tomatoes.

  8. Betty McKinnon says:

    Fabulous meal! So beautiful, you will want to share it with guests. We had a freshly caught, filleted Pacific spring salmon, so the fish couldn’t have been better and was definitely NOT overshadowed by the other flavors. (Those celebrity chefs must not have had such a gorgeous fish.)The vegetables, however, took it to a whole different flavor level. I almost forgot the anchovies, and I’m so glad I remembered to add them at the last minute. Those who didn’t eat the anchovies still enjoyed the flavor they added to the vegie mix. Be sure to use lots of fresh basil leaves; they get a tasty scorched flavor which, combined with the anchovies and juices, makes those cherry tomatoes explode with extra taste. Be sure to follow cooking instructions precisely. When fish sits for a few minutes, it cooks more. A meal to impress!

  9. Imogen Wood says:

    how many does this recipe serve?

  10. Robin says:

    It depends on how big your stomach is. :-)
    We used to eat this with the two of us, but nowadays I would make less. It’s a lot for just too.
    ormally you’d serve about 150g of fish per person, I think. And about 200g vegetable per person. So you can do your own math.

  11. barbara says:

    This is incredibly delicious!
    And it all depends on the quality of the salmon and anchovies.
    I love anchovies, could eat them for breakfast, so I always buy the best onces from the ligurian coast.
    And, at the Metro Market (are they in the Netherlands?) they sell very fresh organic Bömlo Salmon fillets, wonderful.
    So, what’s next? I’m gonna try your chicken recipe with the Mastersauce.

  12. Marit says:

    I first stumbled upon this dish on a Jamie Oliver programme on telly, taped by mistake – lovely mistake. I’m a rotten cook, but it has saved me a couple of times. Even if I don’t use anchovies, which I hate. I’m trying to think of something else to use to add the salty flavour, any suggestions?

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