Recipe: One-Pan Marinated Salmon & Asparagus

Ever find yourself in a time crunch to make dinner? Perhaps having guests over for dinner and have no idea what to make? Lucky for us, this dish is as classy as it is easy for any dinner. In fact, fish takes less time to cook than meat or poultry! 

Ingredients:

  • Salmon filets, as many as you need, or as many you can fit in half a pan;
  • Asparagus (as many servings as you need), stems cut off.
  • Any other vegetables you’d like. Cherry tomatoes, broccoli and/or cauliflower are also great to eat with fish.For marinade:
  • 15 mL (or 1 tbsp) olive oil per salmon filet;
  • 15 mL (or 1 tbsp) lemon juice per salmon filet;
  • Salt & pepper, to taste.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Line your pan with parchment paper to avoid your food from sticking to it;
  2. Marinate and season your salmon and asparagus with your favourite seasoning. Make sure all ingredients are covered evenly with the marinade. Tossing the veggies might be helpful here.The good thing about salmon or asparagus is that you don’t necessarily need to let it soak in the marinade, although doing so usually increases the flavour when cooking.

    If you have time to let your ingredients marinate:place in Ziploc bag with all the marinade ingredients for about 20mins to an hour in the fridge.

    If you don’t want to let the filets soak in the marinade: (1) drizzle the ingredients with olive oil (about 15 mL or 1 tbsp per salmon filet), (2) a drizzle of lemon juice (about 15 mL or a tbsp per salmon filet), (3) a sprinkle of salt & pepper, to taste.

    **Fun fact: drizzling lemon juice on greens such as asparagus will keep them green when cooking because of the acidity!

     

  3. Place your salmon filets & asparagus in the same pan.
    Cook for about 15 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit if salmon is defrosted when entering the oven, OR
    Cook for 18-20 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit if salmon is frozen when entering the oven. 

    If you’re worried about using filets that are bigger than average, cut in half at the end of cooking time to make sure they’re cooked enough. If not, cook for another 5-10 minutes at a time.Be careful to not overcook or your salmon will dry out!

     

  4. Serve and enjoy!

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