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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  • Viv
    September 30, 2017

    Whoa!!!! Just made this!! It was delish!! Loved it, so easy too. We didn’t hold back on the butter at all haha!! Yummmm!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 2, 2017

      I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Viv! Reply

  • Cindy
    September 9, 2017

    Did you remove the skin underneath before cooking it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 9, 2017

      Hi Cindy, this particular piece of salmon was purchased with the skin removed. You can remove it or leave it on – whatever you prefer 🙂 Reply

  • Uwe
    September 2, 2017

    Cooking for 10-12 minutes and then 3 minutes under the broiler will overcook and dry out the salmon Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 2, 2017

      We found the timing to work well with very tender and juicy results but a thinner piece of salmon would require less baking time. Reply

    • Darcie Becker
      September 23, 2017

      I agree. Unless wrapped in foil. Reply

  • Marlene Moore
    August 30, 2017

    I absolutely have to try this. I loved your video just couldn’t find the thumbs up to click on. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2017

      It’s one of my most popular recipes! Please let me know what you think Marlene! Reply

  • Valya
    July 15, 2017

    It’s very simple, quick and amazing! Thank you for our delicious dinner 😀 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 15, 2017

      My pleasure Valya! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

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