Baked Salmon and Asparagus with Herb Butter
10 MIN
20 MIN

Baked Salmon and Asparagus with Herb Butter


    Asparagus and Salmon

  • 1 1/2 bunch medium asparagus, trimmed (675 g / 1 1/2 lb, approximately)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chicken broth
  • 4 skinless salmon filets, about 6 oz (170 g) each
  • Salt and pepper

    Herb Butter

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice


Asparagus and Salmon

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 °F).
  2. Spread the asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil. Add the broth. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 5 minutes.

Herb Butter

  1. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine all the ingredients of the herb butter. Spread on the salmon fillets. Season with pepper.
  2. Place the fish on the asparagus and cook for about 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Serve with rice or quinoa and drizzle with the pan juices.


If the asparagus spears are thin, it is not necessary to cook for 5 minutes before adding the salmon.