Quick & Easy Week Night Dinner: Salmon and Asparagus

I generally don’t have the time to make an extensive meal every night and I do end up getting lazy at times to do so during the weekday. That’s why I love cooking super quick and easy meals but are still healthy and delicious. As I’m writing this, it’s Thursday and I was so tired from the little sleep I got last night. I decided to take a quick 45 minute nap this afternoon to recharge my batteries but woke up 2 hours later.
A bit rushed, I quickly went on to do some work which always takes longer than expected, leaving me with barely 10 minutes to spare to cook dinner. As I haven’t cooked salmon in a while, I figured it might be time and this recipe and method is so easy it doesn’t require any skill or even prep time. 

 
 
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Cooks for :: 2
Equipment Needed :: Oven, Aluminium Foil, Pan
Prep time :: 5 minutes
Cooking time :: 20 – 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

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-       2 fillets of salmon
-       a sprinkle of rosemary
-       a sprinkle of thyme
-       Salt and Pepper to taste (I prefer white pepper for salmon)

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-       200 gr of Asparagus
-       a knob of butter
-       a drizzle of olive oil
-       1 clove of crushed garlic
-       a sprinkle of rosemary
-       a sprinkle of thyme

 

 

 

Method

-       Preheat your oven at 200 degrees Celsius

-       Place each fillet of salmon on a separate bit of aluminium foil and sprinkle the rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper on the top and add your lemon slices. Seal the aluminium foil and place it in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes.

-       Take your salmon out of the oven and leave it for about 5 minutes so that it can steam a bit more inside the foil. Meanwhile, snap the ends of your asparagus and clean them

-       Preheat your pan on a medium high heat, add a bit of olive, the rosemary, thyme and garlic and cook that for about 30 seconds before adding in your asparagus. Once the asparagus is in the pan, add the butter and cook it for about 5 minutes and then those are done.

-       Leave your pan on a medium to high heat and take your salmon out the aluminium foil and sear them for a few seconds on each side so that you’ll get the colour and taste of a pan seared salmon with the olive oil and butter that is still in the pan from the asparagus.

-       Place it all on a plate and you’re good to go. For those that need carbs, you can eat this with some potatoes or rice.

 

Tip: You can put the asparagus below your salmon inside the aluminium foil but I prefer the taste of the asparagus and salmon once it’s pan seared a bit – the butter and olive oil give it a much more enriched taste.