Cooking for Friends - One-Tray Baked Salmon Recipe


Amy and I love doing hospitality but it has taken us a little while to learn how to best cater for our guests. We thought we might share a few yummy and easy recipes as well as some tips for hospitality, which we have learnt along the way.

One-Tray Baked Salmon


Cooking Time: 1HR

Serves: 4

Skill: Easy


We love this baked salmon recipe because all you need is a baking tray and mixing bowl, which makes clean up a breeze!



  • 6-8 white washed small potatoes

  • 500g green beans

  • 500gm salmon fillets

  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard

  • 1/2 lemon juice

  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

  • Olive oil



Step 1

Preheat oven to 180C

Cut potatoes and toss in mixing bowl with salt, pepper and olive oil. Spread potatoes on a tray and put in oven to bake for 40 minutes.

Step 2

Cut ends off green beens and toss in the same mixing bowl with salt, pepper and olive oil.

After potatoes have been baking for 40 minutes place green beans on the same tray. Bake in oven for 10 minutes.

Step 3

With the vegetables in the oven, whisk dijon mustard, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in mixing bowl to make marinade. Coat salmon fillets (skin on) with marinade.

After green beans having been baking for 10 minutes place the salmon on the same tray (skin up) and bake everything for a further 10 minutes.

All done after 60 minutes duration.

Sprinkle with chilli salt if desired.


A Tip on How to Do Hospitality Well

In our highly individualistic culture and frantic lifestyles we have made our homes to be either a private oasis or refuge of order and cleanliness. Amy and I enjoy furnishing our home to reflect our personal tastes and style - with things that bring ourselves comfort and satisfaction. But we also want to share our place with others. To fill our house with not just nice things, but with people - the conversations, the laughs, the company, the sharing of life and faith.

The first practical tip is to invest in comfortable seating for people to enjoy a meal or social activity at your place.

Some key investments we’ve made to make our home comfortable for community is buying a large dining table which can seat over 8 people and as much seating as we can fit in our living room. The first practical tip in doing hospitality well is to invest in comfortable seating for people to enjoy a meal or an activity at your place. It doesn’t have to be expensive or big, you can always find a bargain on Gumtree. If you live in an apartment, you can invest in the growing trend of convertible furniture, such as extendable tables and stackable chairs.

Hospitality isn’t about having as many people over as you can fit in. It’s about meaningful time with others whom you have welcomed into your home and life. Sometimes this means only having one or two people over at a time. For us personally, we enjoy having a couple of people at a time but we also enjoy having a packed house with guests. Find your comfortable number.

Meals with Jesus

If you would like to learn more about the lost practice of hospitality from Jesus who ate and drank with strangers, join us for the Meals with Jesus series this Sunday. We’ll take you out for a free lunch at a local restaurant. It’s our way of saying welcome!