Hey there! I hope you are doing well. Today’s recipe is a quick 30 minute meal that’s healthy, tasty, and made with simple ingredients. This easy one pan recipe features salmon fillets, springtime fresh asparagus, bell peppers, and onion.
The salmon is lightly marinated with an easy homemade honey garlic sauce that wonderfully compliments the salmon. Once baked, the honey garlic flavour is subtle, but definitely there.
In other words, the flavours are not in-your-face like my recipe for Maple-Soy Baked Salmon, but rather the salmon has a light sweetness and garlicky bite.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Sheet Pan Baked Salmon with Asparagus!
How to make this easy sheet pan meal?
Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Then place the salmon in a large bowl (or in a Ziploc bag) and pour the marinade over top. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
As the salmon marinades, prepare the vegetables by slicing the bell pepper and onions and removing the woody stems from the asparagus.
Toss the vegetables with olive oil, salt, and pepper and then spread out the vegetables into a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Make room for the salmon. Pour the excess marinade (left in the bowl) over the salmon.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until the salmon is cooked to your desired doneness (the salmon easily flakes). Top the salmon with toasted sesame seeds if you like. Enjoy!
Here are some Quick Tips!
Make sure the salmon is uniform in size so they will be cooked to the same doneness at the same time. I used Atlantic salmon that were approximately 125 grams each.
You’ll know the salmon is done when it flakes easily with a a folk and the flesh looks opaque. The USDA recommends cooking fish to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (62.8 degrees C) that’s measured at the thickest part of the fish.
The thicker stem part of the asparagus is hard to eat because the texture is tough and unpleasantly stringy, so remember to remove the woody stems before cooking.
How to remove the woody stems of the asparagus?
Bend each asparagus spear using both hands near the woody stem until it snaps at its natural breaking point. Then discard the stem ends, leaving you with the tender top parts to use.
Cook up rice or quinoa to add to the fish and vegetables for a more complete (added carb) meal if you desire.
Like one pan and one pot recipes? Check out these four!
Baked Bacon Cheese Butternut Squash (One Casserole Dish)
Carrot Orange Ginger Soup (One-Pot Stove-Top or Instant Pot)
In summary, this sheet pan recipe:
Is delicious and healthy: Tasty salmon that’s high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids and colourful vegetables including asparagus make this meal perfect for spring and summer time!
Is quick and easy: Everything is cooked on one large baking sheet (sheet pan) and is ready in only 30 minutes.
Uses simple and minimal ingredients: This recipe uses just a few ingredients that’s likely easy to find at your local grocery store or probably in your kitchen pantry or fridge already.
Is a great weeknight or lazy day meal to make!
I hope you try this easy salmon recipe! If you do, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. Please share your recipe pictures!