On a lazy Saturday afternoon, the smell of broiled salmon, butter and sauteed asparagus wafted throughout the house. Mmmmm….
I wanted to post this a while back, before my dad was diagnosed with acute leukemia. But, of course, life intervened. When he’s better, I can’t wait to make it again sometime for him to try.
This recipe involves sauteeing a few veggies and then adding them to the pan before broiling. It’s a little extra work, but the end results are amazing. And, if you have help, maybe a friend or your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend, you can make it a fun date night! My boyfriend help me with this one and he was the best veggie chopper. He insists on handling the veggies. Hey, not gonna complain there!
Mmm…. asparagus. I love the color of asparagus as it’s cooking. It goes from a pale forest green to a brighter, livelier green. Asparagus goes so well with fish, especially salmon. The veggie really complements it.
At first, I wanted to call this dish “Impress the In-Laws”, because it’s savory and sophisticated. It’s the kind of dish you would order at a really nice restaurant and looks like it took hours to cook. And it only takes 15 minutes to prepare (with a little time to broil).
Broiled Salmon with Asparagus
- 2 Medium salmon filets (frozen or fresh)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 handful fresh asparagus stalks
- 1 Medium tomato
- 1 stalk green onion
- 1 stick butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil ((or vegetable oil))
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered tarragon spice ((optional: I had this in my kitchen so I thought I would try it out and ended up liking it))
|Preheat oven by setting it to broil at 350 degrees.|
|In a square or rectangular pan add 1 tablespoon of oil. This is to prevent salmon from sticking. I use olive oil because I love it.|
|Chop up garlic and green onion into small slices.|
|In a small frying pan, sautee onion and garlic until a light brown and a little crispy.|
|Add salmon to pan and sprinkle sauteed veggies over the top and around salmon. Sprinkle a little olive oil over it.|
|Place pan in middle of center rack in the oven. Broil for 10 - 15 minutes or until a fork place in salmon shows it is flaky and soft (when it's hard, it's overdone).|
|Take pan out of oven and let cool. Enjoy!|