This 10 Minute Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon With Asparagus Recipe was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
We all make the resolution to eat healthier in the new year, but finding the time to eat healthy doesn't always come so easy. This is why I'm sharing my fail-proof baked lemon pepper salmon with asparagus recipe with you today. Not only does this recipe help you add a sustainable protein to your diet, one that is full of minerals and vitamins, but it's also packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids your body loves.
10 Minute Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon With Asparagus Recipe
A few years ago I was introduced to what is now our favorite way to cook salmon. Not only does the salmon come out light and flaky every single time. Yes, every single time. This method of cooking salmon is quick, easy, and dinner will be on your table in 10 minutes or less.
The best part about this method of cooking salmon is that you can mix up your seasoning and vegetable choice to any flavor profile you prefer. Try baking your salmon with sweet maple glaze and Brussel sprouts, or with carrots, rosemary, thyme, and potatoes. You'll even love pairing your salmon with garlic, lemon, roasted green beans, with a sprinkle of salty cheese. Trust me! It's delish!
When choosing your seafood we recommend selecting a sustainable and wild seafood, like Seafood from Alaska. With Seafood from Alaska, you can rest assured that any species of Alaska seafood you eat, whether it be pollock, salmon, crab, halibut, or cod, is sustainably caught seasonally by proud fishermen who only harvest as much fish as the environment can handle, allowing the marine ecosystem and seafood species to continue to replenish year after year.
To ensure you’re eating sustainable seafood, just “#AskForAlaska.” Sustainable seafood is so important Alaska, it's the only state with sustainability written into its constitution. Ask for Alaska at the seafood counter, dining hall or local restaurant, and look for “Alaska” on frozen and canned seafood packaging as well as menus, just like the packaging we found below.
- Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fillets, thawed if frozen
- asparagus, trimmed
- lemon pepper seasoning
- lemons, thinly sliced
- fresh rosemary
- olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Heat a dry oven-proof saute pan over high heat for 4 minutes.
- Meanwhile, rub both sides of the salmon fillets with olive oil and season the tops very liberally with lemon pepper seasoning.
- In a small bowl, lightly toss asparagus with oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
- When the pan is very hot, place the salmon fillets seasoning-sides down in the pan and cook over medium heat without moving them for 2 minutes, until very browned.
- Turn the fillets and top with lemon slices and fresh rosemary. Add the asparagus, and place the pan in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes, until the salmon is cooked.
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