Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

salmon asparagusI hope you enjoy this sheet pan Salmon and Asparagus dinner which cooks in only 20-25 minutes. Serve it with a tower of Portuguese Tomato Rice for great presentation.

Make extra because the salmon and asparagus are also delicious served cold as a salad. Enjoy!



3 or 4 (8 oz) portions of fresh salmon

2 pounds fresh asparagus (washed and edges trimmed)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper

lemon wedges

Basil Butter

1/4 cup basil leaves

3 cloves garlic

1/2 cup butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

fresh dill for garnish optional


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Make the butter first by placing the garlic, basil leaves, salt and lemon juice in food processor. Blend until a paste forms. Add butter and mix well.

Arrange the asparagus flat across a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and shake pan to coat evenly.

Place the salmon evenly over the asparagus and top with a scoop of basil butter. Place a dill sprig under butter if desired.

Cook for 20-25 minutes until salmon is fully cooked. Drizzle with squeezed juice from lemon wedges.






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