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Baked salmon

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Baked salmon

 

 

Baked Salmon in Foil with Asparagus and Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

Filleting salmon is a great way to get fresh, healthy fish with minimal cleanup. Combining it with the

asparagus and garlic sauce enhances the flavor and gives the dish a nice freshness. Perfect for a

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weeknight or a special event, this recipe makes for a delicious and easy meal. Here’s how to do this:

Ingredients:

 

• 4 whole salmon (about 150 grams each)

• 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 lemon, finely chopped, plus extra for garnish

For the garlic paste:

• 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

• 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

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• Juice of 1 lemon

• 1 tablespoon of honey or sugar (optional)

• 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, chopped

• Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

 

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Preheat the oven and prepare the dough:

• Preheat the oven to 200° C.

• Cut four pieces of aluminum foil large enough to wrap each salmon fillet and asparagus bundle.

2. Preparation of asparagus:

• Put the asparagus on a plate and pour olive oil on it. Toss to coat and season with salt and pepper.

3. Assembling the foil packets:

• Place a piece of asparagus on each foil. Place the salmon fillet on the asparagus.

• Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Place two lemon slices on top of each filling.

4. Prepare the garlic sauce:

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• Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until

fragrant but not burnt.

• Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, honey (if using) and oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5. Pour the sauce and place the packet:

• Squeeze the lemon and garlic over the salmon and asparagus.

• Stuff the edges of the fillets over the salmon and asparagus, covering them completely; close the

package.

6. Baking:

• Place the foil packets on a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the

salmon is cooked through and the asparagus is tender.

7. Usage:

• Open the package carefully (check carefully). If desired, garnish with lemon slices and fresh parsley

and serve immediately.

Tips for preparing good salmon fillets:

• Seal the dough: Make sure the fillet packets are tightly closed to trap air, this will ensure the salmon

and asparagus cook properly.

• Check commitment: Salmons are done when you can easily wake them up. Cooking time may vary

slightly depending on salmon fillet size.

• Variations: Feel free to add other vegetables like cherry tomatoes or spinach for a colorful flavor.

This foil-baked salmon with asparagus and lemon-garlic butter sauce is an absolutely healthy and

delicious dish. It’s a testament to how easily a nutritious and satisfying meal can be prepared when

cooked correctly. Enjoy this easy-to-make, delicious recipe every weeknight!

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