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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  • Greg Pavich
    June 24, 2017

    One of my favourite recipes of all times. So easy and so tasty. Thank you again for making me look good in the kitchen. Lol Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 25, 2017

      LOL, my pleasure Greg! I’m glad you love the recipe as much as I do! Reply

  • Suzanne Cuffaro
    June 19, 2017

    Hi!!!!

    I’m def going to try this recipe because it’s so healthy, looks so good and I love salmon and asparagus!!!!

    Question: how long can you keep cooked salmon in fridge for leftovers?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 20, 2017

      Hi Suzanne, This one does reheat well and keeps well in the fridge for up to 2 days – possibly longer but we haven’t had leftovers of this recipe longer than that 🙂 I like to warm the salmon up on a skillet, but it’s also pretty good eaten cold if you wanted to put it into a salad 🙂 Reply

  • Guadalupe
    June 15, 2017

    Hi Natasha!!! I just want to say Thank you for this recipe. I cooked this for dinner tonight and it’s DELICIOUS!!! I used tilapia fish because I didn’t have salmon and I was lazy to go to the store… The flavor is so good. Thank you again for your great recipes! 💕 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2017

      You’re welcome Guadalupe! I’m so glad to hear how much you love the recipes! Thanks for sharing your great review 🙂 Reply

  • J Huston
    June 14, 2017

    Would be nice to have the option to print the recipe with out all the pictures. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2017

      Hi J, there is a print button at the top right of the recipe and towards the bottom of the page that prints with just 1 small photo of the dish. Reply

  • Patty
    June 13, 2017

    Can you tell me the nutrition breakdown? We are trying to be salt, fat, calorie conscious. I could not find the breakdown. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 13, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Patty! Reply

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