Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Baked Salmon
with crispy potatoes, asparagus and a garlic butter sauce with a touch of lemon.
This is a complete meal on one tray, using minimal ingredients you already have in your kitchen.
Full of flavor and so easy to make.
What do you need?
• 1 pound of fingerling potatoes, halved
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
• 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, divided
• 1/2 teaspoon of cracked black pepper, divided
• 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
• 2 1/2 tablespoons of minced garlic, divided
• 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley
• 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (fresh really does make a difference)
• 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter
• 3 bunches of asparagus, (about 18 spears, woody ends removed)
• 2 tablespoons of dry white wine (you can substitute with 1/4 cup of low-sodium chicken broth)
• 1 lemon sliced, to garnish
I have my ingredients. Now what?
Heat the oven to 400°F
1. On a large, rimmed baking sheet, toss together potatoes with the oil, 1/2 tablespoon of garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
2. Spread out in an even layer and roast for 15 minutes until they're just starting to soften and brown.
3. Pull the potatoes from the oven and push them to one side of the sheet pan. Now, arrange your salmon down the center.
Rub the salmon evenly with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the minced garlic and 2 tablespoons of parsley.
Add the asparagus to the other side of the pan.
4. Combine 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of the melted butter together and pour the mixture over the salmon and asparagus.
Season everything with the remaining salt and pepper.
5. Return your pan to the oven and continue baking until the potatoes are golden and fork-tender and the salmon is opaque throughout, (about 10 minutes).
Optional: broil in the last 2 minutes for charred edges.
6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining butter, garlic and lemon juice with the wine (or chicken stock). I like to toss this in a small pan to simmer for about 2 minutes, but you certainly don't have to.
Remove your dinner from the oven.
Pour sauce over your salmon and serve with lemon slices.