Quick and Easy One Pot Salmon and Asparagus

One Pot Salmon and Asparagus

One of the biggest struggles in my life is getting enough protein in my diet. Roller derby really takes a lot out of me physically and I can feel it in my sore muscles when I’m not getting enough protein. It’s also a known fact that I get bored entirely too easy in life and it’s vital that my protein sources are varied.

So, that’s what we have here. My attempt to vary my diet a bit and eat meat that isn’t tuna or chicken. Because I eat a lot of those and it really gets boring!

I’m also a huge fan of “throw it all in” dishes that are as ridiculously easy as this one. SO, lets do it.

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Before prepping the asparagus bed, we’ll get the Salmon ready and soaking in a bath of olive oil and lemon juice. With the salmon on a plate, I drizzled an olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper mixture over the salmon. This results in most of it running off the sides and onto the plate. But, that’s okay.

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One cup o’ water is poured into a skillet and brought to a simmer. The asparagus is then added to create a comfy and steamy bed for the salmon to sit on.

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The heat is reduced to a simmer and the pot is covered and cooked for 8-10 minutes. Just to brown it all up a bit, we’ll then throw it in the oven to broil for a few minutes.

Then, we’re DONE and ready for delicious protein consumption!

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One Pot Salmon and Asparagus

Quick and Easy One Pot Salmon and Asparagus


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/4 of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ~16 oz of Salmon cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 pound asparagus, thick ends removed
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, and S&P.
  2. Sprinkle each piece of salmon with garlic powder and then drizzle the olive oil mixture over top of each piece. Much of this will run off the sides which is okay. Let the salmon sit in the mixture while you prepare the rest.
  3. In a large skillet, bring 1 cup of water to a simmer and then arrange the asparagus in the skillet. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Gently place the pieces of salmon on top of the asparagus.
  5. Making sure that the water is at a simmer, cover the skillet and let cook for 8-10 minutes.
  6. On low broil, place the skillet in the over for 3 minutes to brown everything up a bit.
  7. ENJOY!

 

What’s your favorite way to get your daily dose of protein?? I need some tips!!

 

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12 comments on “Quick and Easy One Pot Salmon and Asparagus”

  1. I literally might make this tonight–looks so yummy and healthy :)

    Tori

    FashionBlingGirlyThings

  2. This looks great. I’ve done the same thing, but by roasting individual packages in tin foil, and always is delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. This looks delicious!
    –Me And My Mini Me
    http://www.meandmyminime.com

  4. OH MY GOSH this looks so good! I’ve done something similar in the past but haven’t done this combo of asparagus and salmon! I will have to try it! Thanks girl!

  5. That is my favorite dish to have in the summer! Thanks for sharing this!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

  6. Salmon and asparagus are two of my favourite things to pair together. This dish sounds amazing. I just wish asparagus wasn’t so expensive most of the time; it tastes so amazing!

    -Katherine
    http://thegreenbows.blogspot.ca

  7. lovely idea! my “lazy” protein choices: nuts, beans, and eggs. also, spinach has a fair bit of protein for a green which is surprising!

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