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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  • Natalie
    July 4, 2017

    The flavors here are delicious!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 4, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 Reply

  • OLGA
    June 29, 2017

    This looks delicious. I really want to make it. Melt in your mouth recipe for sure! I loooove asparagus and salmon, so this is a good combination. Yum! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 30, 2017

      This recipe is really popular and for good reason! Please let me know what you think of the recipe Olga! Reply

  • Natasha
    natashaskitchen
    June 26, 2017

    I’m not familiar with the air-fry method. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Carrie Kappel
    June 25, 2017

    Made about half of this recipe, with fillets about 8 oz, so baked a couple minute longer and was fabulous! Fish was flaky and the asparagus had a slight bit of crunch. Very easy and made ahead to just pop in the oven when ready to eat. Will definitely make this again. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 25, 2017

      Hi Carrie, I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe so much you would make it again. That’s fantastic!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • GT
    June 25, 2017

    The recipes look good, except I don’t like to use so much butter. I would like to know if anyone has tried it successfully with much less butter. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 25, 2017

      Hi GT, I think it would still work with 4 to 6 Tbsp of butter. Keep in mind, alot of the butter stays in the pan but it does flavor the salmon well and makes it very juicy 🙂 Reply

    • Shiries
      September 3, 2017

      I actually used a vegan butter because I’m dairy free. I used the earth balance avocado oil butter, and it was still amazingggggg. Reply

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