Our honey baked salmon fillet with asparagus recipe comes with deliciousness and lots of vitamins. Most importantly, it will be ready to savor in just 30 minutes.
We love salmon, especially for its bright pink color and the subtle and refreshing taste that reminds us of the sea. Combined with asparagus, it makes even a healthier and flavourful meal. So prepare your taste buds to be blown away!
One of the reasons I included this recipe for pink salmon in our diet is because of my mom. It’s her favorite fish.
When I was little, she would always prepare for the two of us snacks with marinated salmon, bread, salt, and black pepper.
Since then, it has remained one of my favorites. Now, I prepare it in different ways: oven-cooked salmon, fried salmon, and marinated.
Seasoning for honey baked salmon fillet
To make the honey-baked salmon fillet, you will need a few simple main ingredients: honey, garlic, salmon, lemon juice, and seasonings like salt, black pepper.
I’ve noticed that people ask what kind of foil they need for baked salmon. The answer is aluminum kitchen foil. It’s very useful to have in hand, especially because it prevents sticking at the bottom. Plus, it’s a lifesaver when you need to clean your oven dishes.
The perfect side dish for honey baked salmon fillet
Salmon goes well with lots of vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, fresh vegetables, potatoes, parsnips, or celery root puree (I will definitely share the recipe). However, I love to combine it with roasted carrots, sweet potato fries, or asparagus.
In this recipe for pink salmon, I chose to stick with asparagus and a lemony sauce. The starchy and sweet taste of asparagus makes a great combination with the freshness of the salmon.
Want to try it yourself? No worries, I will tell you all about how to cook and prepare the asparagus and the sauce.
Just follow the full instructions, ingredients, and quantities from the recipe card below. It will guide you all the way to a delicious recipe with salmon and asparagus.
Did you know that salmon is particularly rich in Omega-3 fats?
Unlike most fats, Omega-3 are essential in our diet. Since our body cannot produce it, we must take it from foods, especially because it plays an important role in protecting our brain health.
In addition, it has lots of proteins and is perfect if you want to lose weight, because it is maintaining muscle mass during the process.
Do you have favourite recipes that are a family tradition? Tell me all about it in a comment below!
- Salmon Fillet – 350 g
- Lemon juice – 3 tbsp (juice from half a lemon)
- Honey – 1 tsp
- Granulated garlic – ¼ tsp
- Asparagus – 300 g
- Olive oil – 1 tbsp
- Mayonnaise – 40 g
- Wholegrain Mustard – 1 tsp
- Paprika – ¼ tsp
- Lemon zest from half lemon, finely grated ~ 1 tbsp
- Salt – 1/2 tsp
- Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp
1. Prepare salmon filets for baking
- Preheat the oven at 220°C.
- Line a flat oven tray with aluminum foil and place the salmon.
- In a small bowl mix one teaspoon of honey, 2 tbsp of lemon juice, granulated garlic, ¼ tsp of salt, and ¼ tsp black pepper.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salmon. Place the tray in the middle rack of the oven and cook for 18 minutes.
2. Prepare the asparagus
- Wash the asparagus, remove the woody ends and trim into small pieces, around 5 cm each.
- Pour one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and warm over medium-high heat.
- Add the asparagus and season with ¼ tsp of salt and ¼ tsp of pepper. Cook for around 6 minutes, until it browns.
3. Prepare the lemony sauce
- In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise with mustard, lemon juice, ¼ tsp of salt, ¼ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp of paprika, and finely grated lemon zest.
- Whisk until the seasonings are blended.
- When the salmon and asparagus is cooked, divide between two plates. Serve immediately with the lemony sauce.
Enjoy the fresh and delicious taste!
- Check this tutorial on how to prepare asparagus.
- If you are on a low-carb diet, buy real mayonnaise because it has fewer carbs than the one with the reduced fat.
- If seasoned with pepper and salt only, baked salmon may be a bit flavorless, that is why I add honey and lemon. They bring an aromatic flavor and a pinch of freshness to the salmon making it a thousand times better.
Nutrition per Serving
*Important: All the nutrition values are based on McCance and Widdowson’s ‘composition of foods on the nutrient content of the UK food supply, thus may differ from your products.
The nutrition label is purely informative. I’m a not certified nutritionist.
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