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Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus with Orange Glaze

sheet pan salmon and asparagus

Sheet Pan Salmon with Asparagus is made with wholesome, healthy ingredients. Even better, salmon with asparagus is ready in under 20 minutes!

My friends, I feel like I’m becoming a grown up. I’ve spent years of eating all my favorite chicken, beef and pork main dishes.

But let’s be honest. I’m a farm wife living in the middle of the country. It’s not like we have fresh seafood at our disposal. I mean, I’d like to think that if I grew up in Maine I’d be downing lobster rolls, or in Boston I’d be chowing on chowder.

Or should I say, chowdah?

Anyway, I’m venturing into new territory in the kitchen. I’m headed into the world of baked salmon.

And I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty darn happy about this tasty creation.

Why I love this salmon with asparagus recipe

Of course, you know I love a good sheet pan meal because it uses only ONE pan!

What does this mean to you and why should you care?

Well, for one it means less dishes to wash. Secondly, sheet pan dinners are super easy to assemble.

Another reason I love this – it’s a healthy recipe AND the list of ingredients is short. A grocery shopping win, for sure!!

How to make sheet pan salmon and asparagus

Step 1: Get started!

Grab a sheet pan and line it with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat. Place the salmon fillets skin side down in the center of the baking sheet and set aside.

Step 2: Make the salmon marinade.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange juice, honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic. Generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and brush over the salmon.

Step 3: Then, combine ingredients.

Add the asparagus to the bowl with the orange juice mixture and gently toss to combine. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste.

Step 4: Get cooking!

Arrange asparagus around the salmon fillets in a single layer and place sheet pan in pre-heated oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or just until the salmon is flaky and the asparagus develops a bit of color, being careful to not overcook the salmon.

Remove from oven and serve immediately.

sheet pan salmon and asparagus

What goes with salmon and asparagus?

On its own, this salmon and asparagus makes a great low-carb complete meal. But you could pair sheet pan and asparagus with sweet potatoes, roasted potatoes or Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms.

Or, add good old fashioned bread and butter to make this a meal!

Give this salmon recipe a try and then, come back here to tell me what you think!

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sheet pan salmon and asparagus

Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus with Orange Glaze

This quick and easy one pan dinner is the perfect healthy weeknight meal. From start to finish, you can have this delicious, complete meal on the table in less than 25 minutes!

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 154kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 6 oz. salmon fillets
  • 3 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • lb. asparagus tough ends removed (needed for cooking day)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

TO MAKE FRESH

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Place the salmon skin side down in the center of the baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange juice, honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic. Generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and brush over the salmon.
  • Add the asparagus to the bowl with the orange juice mixture and gently toss to combine. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Arrange asparagus around the salmon fillets in a single layer and place sheet pan in pre-heated oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or just until the salmon is flaky and the asparagus develops a bit of color, being careful to not overcook the salmon.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!

TO MAKE AS A FREEZER MEAL

  • In a labeled sandwich sized ziplock bag, combine orange juice, honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic. Remove excess air to freeze. Place packaged salmon and glaze packet in a gallon sized freezer bag for freezing.

TO COOK FROM A FREEZER MEAL

  • Thaw. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Place the salmon filets skin side down in the center of the baking sheet and set aside.
  • Pour glaze into a medium bowl. Generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and brush over the salmon.
  • Arrange asparagus around the salmon in a single layer and place sheet pan in pre-heated oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or just until the salmon is flaky and the asparagus develops a bit of color, being careful to not overcook the salmon.
    Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1311IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4mg

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