One-Pan Salmon Asparagus Recipe (VIDEO)

One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com

The lemon-garlic-herb butter melts over this baked salmon and asparagus as it bakes and every bite is so flavorful! This one-pan salmon asparagus recipe is a reader and family favorite (read the glowing reviews here). The flavored butter here is gold. It is the same butter we use on our popular turkey recipe. It comes together quickly and everything it touches always gets rave reviews.

Seriously though, this salmon recipe is a must-try. Make it once and you’ll make it again and again. It’s just THAT good – perfect for special occasions and easy enough for a busy weeknight. It’s delicious and looks so pretty on that baking dish. Make this and you will impress your family.

Don’t miss the quick video recipe to see just how easy this is!

Watch How to Make One-Pan Salmon Asparagus:


SO MUCH FLAVOR!! I hope you all love this easy dinner idea. I’d pass you a slice if I could because I really want you to discover this juicy salmon recipe! P.S. I’ve been making this salmon with 6 Tbsp butter instead of 8 and it works just as well which is why the recipe states 6 Tbsp butter. 

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One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com

Also, salmon is so good for you with all those wonderful Omega 3’s. I just think salmon is the most satisfying dish that leaves you feeling full but light at the same time. And this one is lip-smacking good!!

One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com

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One-Pan Salmon Asparagus Recipe (VIDEO)

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A one-pan easy salmon dinner idea. The lemon-garlic-herb butter is GOLD!! It melts into the salmon and asparagus as it bakes and every bite is so flavorful.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $30-$35 (Varies by Season)
Serving: 6 as a main course

Ingredients

For the Salmon and Asparagus:

  • 2 lbs salmon filet, cut into six 6 oz portions
  • 2 lbs (2 bunches) asparagus, fibrous ends removed
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small lemon, sliced into rings for garnish

For the Lemon-Garlic-Herb Butter:

  • 6 Tbsp (85 grams) unsalted butter, softened (*see quick softening note)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 small lemon)
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt (we used sea salt)
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions

Prep:

  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F with oven rack in top third. Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, trimming the paper to just fit so it doesn't go over edges of pan (this prevents the paper from charring under broiler).

How to Make One-Pan Salmon Asparagus:

  1. Place salmon filets in a row down the center of your lined baking pan. Arrange trimmed asparagus on the sides of the salmon. Drizzle asparagus lightly with olive oil and roll to coat. Sprinkle both asparagus and salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. In a medium bowl, use a fork to mash together all ingredients for flavored butter. It takes a couple of minutes to come together but keep mashing and it will happen. You can also use a food processor for the job if you prefer.
  3. Spoon ¾ of your flavored butter over the salmon and spread evenly (no need for perfection). Dab remaining butter mix over the asparagus. Top each salmon filet with a slice of lemon and bake uncovered at 450˚F for 10-12 minutes (a thinner fillet will take 10 minutes and larger fillet takes 12 minutes). Set the oven to BROIL and bake another 2-3 minutes to give the salmon a golden glow. Bake until salmon is flaky and cooked through.

Notes

**How to Speed-Soften Butter: Place wrapped stick of butter in airtight ziploc bag and submerge bag in warm (100˚F) water, placing a weight over the top so it doesn’t float. Let sit 10 -15 mins until softened.

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One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com

P.S. Spoon some of those scrumptious pan juices over your salmon for even more amazing flavor! What is YOUR favorite way to enjoy salmon? 

One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Jaime Kerhulas
    February 13, 2018

    I never leave reviews but I made this last night and WOW this was so amazing I cannot wait to make it again. My kids were upset because I didn’t buy more salmon lol. Great flavor and so super easy. Just added some Jasmine rice and was a complete meal. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2018

      You’re welcome Jaime! I’m glad to hear how much everyone enjoys the recipe. Thanks for sharing your wonderful review with other readers! Reply

  • Audrey
    January 31, 2018

    Do you have the nutritional info for this recipe? My husband has several diet limitations. Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2018

      Hi Audrey, I don’t typically include calorie counts because of the time constraint that I have. I really need to hire some help to do that for me! When I need a quick answer though; I have used Caloriecount.com (their recipe analyzer is free). ps. I’m planning to do a site refresh this spring and looking to include nutritional labels in the recipes a that time so stay tuned. Reply

  • Patrick Coleman
    January 18, 2018

    Just made this tonight. Extremely simple and tasted incredible! Will definitely make again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2018

      I’m glad you love it Patrick! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Michelle
    January 16, 2018

    I have been mixing my butter for 15 mins and the lemon juice is still separated. Help. 🙄 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 16, 2018

      Hi Michelle, no worries at all, even if some of the lemon juice is separated, just drizzle it over the salmon after you spread on the butter and it will still be just as good. 🙂 Sometimes a food processor helps to blend it together but I usually don’t like to dirty it up for the spread. It doesn’t have to incorporate 100% – it’s pretty forgiving 🙂 Reply

  • Linda
    January 13, 2018

    I made this last night for dinner and it was absolutely delicious and very easy to prepare. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 13, 2018

      I’m happy to hear that Linda! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Kasi
    December 11, 2017

    Wow! Made this tonight as my keto dinner. Even better tasting than I imagined. Definitely keeping this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 11, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe Kasi! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Kathy
    November 4, 2017

    Love this recipe. Tried it with six people, and we all loved it! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that Kathy! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Neeha
    November 3, 2017

    hi! can i use aluminum foil paper instead of parchment paper? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 3, 2017

      Hi Neeha, from what I have read, acid is not a good idea with foil and may eat through the foil. It can potentially cause metals to leach from the foil which will contaminate the food. Reply

      • Irene L
        February 4, 2018

        Absolutely a brilliant recipe! My family loves it Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 4, 2018

          I’m glad you love it Irene! Thanks for sharing! Reply

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