As promised in my post earlier this week, I am addressing the lack of asparagus recipes on the blog. Just like the Chicken and Asparagus Tray Bake I posted last time, Foil Roasted Salmon and Asparagus, is super quick to prepare and tastes delicious. Asparagus really does taste best when cooked simply.
FOIL ROASTED SALMON AND ASPARAGUS
Wrapping the fish and asparagus in foil keeps all the flavour in the little parcels. With a little additional flavour from the olive oil, lemon, thyme and seasoning you have a dish that is bursting with flavour. If you do not have any thyme you could add some chopped chives or parsley instead. Each will give its own, subtly different flavour to the dish.
The parcels make a light meal in themselves but a few boiled potatoes is all that is needed to transform it into a more substantial meal.
Foil Roasted Salmon and Asparagus
- 2 salmon fillets
- 200 g asparagus
- 1 lemon
- 2 tsp olive oil, extra virgin
- ¼ tsp fresh thyme leaves
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200℃ (180℃ fan)/400°F/gas mark 6.
- Place each salmon fillet in the centre of a square of kitchen foil.
- Prepare the asparagus. Bend the base of the stem until it breaks to remove the woody part of the stem and discard. Divide into two bundles and place next to the salmon.
- Thinly slice half the lemon and poke the slices between the asparagus and salmon.
- Squeeze the juice from the remaining half of the lemon and drizzle over the salmon along with the olive oil.
- Sprinkle with a few thyme leaves and season with salt and pepper. Fold the foil up to enclose the salmon and asparagus and place on a baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes. Serve immediately .