Oven Roasted Salmon & Asparagus
It feels so good to do some simple, basic cooking to create a comforting meal. Last night it was oven roasted salmon and asparagus with mashed potatoes. The entire dinner can be prepared in 20 minutes and that includes time to heat the oven.
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
For the asparagus, line a baking sheet with foil, wash and trim asparagus, dry with paper towel then toss with olive oil and a generous sprinkle of salt. Place in oven for 10 – 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the stalks.
For the salmon, I like to use a shallow glass pan. Line the bottom with thinly sliced lemon, place fish on top, skin side down. Season well with salt and pepper and fresh lemon zest or finely minced herbs such as dill, parsley, chives. I only had lemon zest this time. Place 1 tablespoon of white wine (or water) in bottom of pan and roast in the oven for 8 – 12 minutes – depending on thickness of fish. You do not want to overcook salmon so watch it carefully. These pieces were quite thin and were baked for 9 minutes – they were perfect. Be sure to serve with a big wedge of lemon!
Pair with a side of your choice and enjoy a healthy, comforting, easy to eat delicious dinner!