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. 

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.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

 

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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  • 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

  • Vivian
    November 1, 2017

    This looks delicious! I wish to try my hand at it but will the recipe also work with steaming or pan fry? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2017

      Hi Vivian, I think it has the best flavor when roasting in the oven because the flavor really penetrates deep into the salmon as it roasts and I think you would lose some of that by sautéing both sides. If sautéing, you might keep half of the butter mixture to spread over the sautéed top of the salmon for the last few minutes of cooking. That should definitely help enhance the flavor 🙂 Reply

      • Vivian
        November 1, 2017

        I only have a steamer oven and microwave to work with, which is why pan fry and steam would be the options I have to try this recipe. Unless I wrap the fish in foils? I’ll keep in mind for the tip with sauteeing. Thank you very much for your help ☺ Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          November 1, 2017

          Ok got it! 🙂 I would go with the pan option then 🙂 Reply

  • Aly
    October 24, 2017

    Normally when I bake salmon with skin, I bake it for a few minutes skin up, remove the skin and then flip it and bake the other side. How can I bake the salmon with skin? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 24, 2017

      Hi Aly, when baking this salmon with skin on, I just roast it the entire time with the skin-side down and then remove the skin to serve it. It’s an extra step to flip the salmon that way and it may not work well in this recipe since you spread the tops with all the flavor and you couldn’t really do that if you start skin-side up. Reply

      • Aly
        October 25, 2017

        great, thank you : ) Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 25, 2017

          You’re welcome! 🙂 Reply

  • Sylvia Cahue
    October 16, 2017

    Do you buy skinless salmon Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 16, 2017

      Hi Sylvia, I have tried this recipe with both and both work well. In the photos this time, I used skinless, just for ease of serving. Reply

  • Rose
    October 9, 2017

    I have all ingredients for this except fresh parsley 🙁 would it be just as good with dried parsley or would you suggest another herb to use? I have just about every dried herb imaginable in my cabinet! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 9, 2017

      I have not tried this with the dried parsley but I think it’s worth an experiment. The salmon is also good with fresh dill or even cilantro. Reply

  • Dawne
    October 6, 2017

    Fantastic! My husband thought he was in a high class restaurant! Said he would pay $100 for his dish. Thank you for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 6, 2017

      That’s awesome! I’m glad you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review Dawne! Reply

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