Ready in less than 30 minutes, this Sheet Pan Garlic Salmon with Roasted Snap Peas recipe is as delightful as it is easy. Why not make some tonight?
Over the last several months, my kids have had the opportunity to get some unexpected lessons. How to make fancy ramen noodles. How to soft boil (and peel) eggs. How to make pasta. How to use the air fryer. How to organize a pantry.
You get the idea.
It’s a good time to impart these essential lessons that will help them feed themselves forever. I’m glad there’s time to continue this summer — especially because we can dig into more complicated things like sheet pan dinners and seafood recipes (both are big hits in our house).
In this sheet pan recipe, fresh salmon gets a hearty boost of flavor from the garlic it’s topped with. Plus, the salmon is roasted with snap peas, which makes for an instant side dish. The roasting of the snap peas renders them tender while celebrating their natural sweetness. Delightful!
What’s great about a recipe like this is that since the bulk of dinner cooks together on a single pan, this becomes a super simple, hands-off meal. I serve this with rice or rice noodles, diced mango and sliced avocado but it would also be good with a fresh green salad or alongside a pasta like aglio e olio.
Salmon is the most frequently eaten seafood in our household — and with good reason. Not only is it a favorite, but it’s rich with healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. And in this recipe, it’s easy to enjoy it whenever we want.
I sure hope this becomes one they make again and again as they grow.
You can find this recipe in the Poultry & Seafood section of my newest cookbook, Easy Frugal Cookbook. You’ll love this book full of 100 recipes with 10 ingredients or less created with budgets in mind.
Easy Frugal Cookbook will be released by Rockridge Press on July 7, but you can preorder your copy now. And friends, preordering helps so much because it signals to the internet gods that people are interested in this book — leading to even more orders. So I super appreciate everyone who does so.
- 1 lb fresh salmon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cups sugar snap peas, rinsed
- Cooking oil spray
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking
sheet with foil and arrange the salmon on one side of it. Brush with olive oil
and sprinkle, evenly, with the garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
- On the other side of the baking sheet, pile the sugar snap peas. Spray with cooking oil spray and season with salt and pepper.
- Slide into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, until the salmon is fork-tender but not overcooked. Stir the sugar snap peas.
- Cut the salmon into four pieces.
- Serve immediately.
Budget Trick: When fresh salmon is on sale, that’s the ideal for this dish. But if it’s not, check the freezer section for frozen salmon fillets. They can be a cost-effective way to enjoy salmon.