Some of you live in the land of fresh fish. Me? I live in Nebraska.
Now, Nebraska is wonderful and beautiful and I love it here (winters notwithstanding). We have beautiful farm land and vast fields and wonderful fruit trees and orchards, but we are missing one thing. We don’t have an ocean. Not even a little one.
So fresh fish? I see (and smell it) it sometimes at the store when I go to the city. But I know it didn’t come from our local oceans and I’m not sure how far it had to swim to get here.
All of this has caused me to shy away from buying fish very often.
Fish though. It’s a great healthy food option. So I’m trying. Even if I buy it frozen, at least I’m buying it. After all – what do I know? I have nothing to compare it with. Frozen fish tastes okay to me. (I mean. I do thaw it and cook it.)
Seeing as this Baked Salmon and Asparagus recipe tastes amazing – even with my pitiful frozen salmon (from shhhh…Wal-mart) – I can only imagine that those of you with a fresh fish source will cry happy tears of joy when you bite into this because your version will taste even better than what I experience.
Someday I’m going to visit my auntie on the east coast and eat some actual fish. Someday.
How Simple is This Meal?
- Put asparagus in a dish.
- Put salmon on top.
- Drizzle it with lemon juice and olive oil.
- Toss on some onion slices.
I sat in my chair working while I walked my 14-year old through the process of making this. It took him 5 minutes. You guys – it takes longer than that to make a sandwich! I am so sold on this recipe I think I’ll
make it have my 14-year old make it every single week.
Simple Baked Salmon and Asparagus
- 4-5 salmon fillets
- 1 pound (give or take) fresh asparagus
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1 medium onion
- Lay asparagus along the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Place salmon fillets over the asparagus.
- Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over salmon and asparagus, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Slice onion, then lay the slices over the salmon.
- Cover and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Don’t like asparagus? (Why? Why don’t you like asparagus??!) You can use any veggie you do like. Or use a combination of veggies. Green beans, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower – anything should work deliciously.
Now tell me. Do you have a source for fresh fish? I promise not to get jealous if you say yes.