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This Sheet Pan Salmon with asparagus, tomatoes, and shallots is an easy to make weeknight meal that you will turn to again and again. With just five ingredients, it couldn’t be simpler to prepare and yet delivers an unexpected complexity of flavor. Keep this recipe in your back pocket for the next time you are short on time and need a meal that is pretty enough for company.
You Won't Believe How Easy This Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus Is!
If you like colorful, easy meals that practically make themselves, you are going to fall in love with this Sheet Pan Salmon dinner.
Not only does it come together in a flash, but it will surprise you with just how simple it is to make. Seafood is such a fabulous wholesome option to add to your weekly meal plans, and an especially great way to lighten things up. It is an excellent source of protein and also has 2055mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per 100g serving.
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Tips & Tricks for Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus
- If you like your asparagus more tender and prefer salmon on the rare side, you can put the asparagus in first and cook it for 5 to 10 minutes before adding the salmon and remaining vegetables.
- I recommend using an instant-read thermometer to ensure that the salmon reaches the desired level of doneness.
Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DO YOU NEED TO BAKE SALMON?
Depending on your desired level of doneness and the thickness of the fish you are preparing, you will need to cook it between 8 and 15 minutes in a 400-degree oven.
WHAT IS THE PROPER INTERNAL TEMPERATURE FOR SALMON?
It is a matter of personal preference. While the USDA recommends that you cook fish to 145 degrees, most chefs would argue that this is too high. According to America’s Test Kitchen, the perfect temperature is 125 degrees (medium). It is important to remember that the internal temperature of salmon will continue to increase as it rests, so you should take it out of the oven when it is about 5 degrees lower than the desired doneness.
HOW TO MAKE SHEET PAN SALMON
Making sheet pan salmon and asparagus couldn’t be easier. Start by preheating your oven and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the asparagus in a single layer, and drizzle with oil. Add the salmon, and season with salt and pepper. Top with the shallots, cherry tomatoes, and lemon slices.
Drizzle with more oil and season with salt and pepper.
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Sheet Pan Salmon
- 1 pound asparagus ends trimmed
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
- Salt and Pepper
- 20 ounces salmon filets Coho fillet portions
- 4 shallots sliced
- 1 lemon sliced into rounds
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the trimmed asparagus in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Season well with salt and pepper and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
- Place the salmon on top of the asparagus, and scatter the shallots, lemon slices, and cherry tomatoes on top. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Cook for 8 to 15 minutes, until the salmon reaches the desired temperature and the asparagus is crisp-tender.