Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan
Whether you are observing Lent, avoiding meat or are simply seeking wholesome meals, eating seafood is a way to make a positive commitment to health. A sustainable, long-term healthy eating approach emphasizes variety and balance. Start planning low-carb dishes filled with high-fiber carbohydrates, optimal protein and healthy fats like this simple sheet pan dinner.
- 1 bunch thin spear asparagus
- 1 tablespoon, plus ¼ teaspoon, extra-virgin olive oil
- ⅛ teaspoon salt, divided
- 2 salmon fillets (4 ounces each), no more than ¾-inch thick
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil-based mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon minced or pressed garlic
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Wash asparagus and remove woody ends. Place on rimmed baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and pinch of salt. Arrange in single layer, leaving space for salmon. Place salmon skin-side down on sheet. Brush with remaining olive oil and season with remaining salt and pepper. Place in oven and bake 12 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard and garlic.
Remove sheet pan from oven, sprinkle asparagus spears with cheese and cook 3 more minutes, or until fish reaches 145 degrees and asparagus spears are tender and beginning to brown on tips.
Plate one fillet and half the asparagus, drizzle each plate with about 2 tablespoons mayonnaise sauce and serve.