Let’s Make Salmon and Asparagus for Dinner
The key to meal prep is KEEP IT SIMPLE. I can’t stress this point enough. For that reason, I will continue to repeat it over and over again. I know we watch the various food channels and shows and all of sudden we just know in our hearts that we would win the spot of the next iron chef or the 10 grand on chopped. Or is that just me?? When it comes to meal prep, KEEP IT SIMPLE. Now I’m not saying that your dreams of chefing it up have to be put on hold, that’s what the weekend if for. On Saturday and Sunday, you make the most elaborate meal that you have ever seen. But when you are meal prepping, KEEP IT SIMPLE.
By no means does this mean that you have to eat bland chicken breast and broccoli every meal. Nor do you have to snack on rice cakes. Side note: rice cakes aren’t that bad, especially with some peanut butter on top. You can have a nice meal for lunch and dinner and still not have to worry about calories or working yourself to death in the kitchen.
Yes, chicken breast is the go to meal when it comes to eating healthy, and there are some great options that you can make with chicken breast. But we want more. And more you shall have. Another great option is FISH. And at the top of the list and my fave is SALMON.
Salmon is a very tasty fish and best of all its super easy to prepare. You can make just about anything with salmon. The best part is that it’s very no fuss. Doesn’t require much prep or cooking time. You can have it from stove to plate in under 10 minutes for most dishes. Another plus for salmon is that you can pair it with just about anything, rice or veggies. It’s even bold enough to be a dish on its own.
Today we are making with some seasoned asparagus so …
Let's Make Salmon and Asparagus for Dinner
Let’s Get Started:
1 - 4 oz piece of salmon
Salt and pepper
Asparagus (10 to 12 spears)
Here’s what you do:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. The best thing to do is line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. This makes for super easy clean up. Place the asparagus on the baking sheet in a single layer. Try your best to make sure that they aren’t on top of each other. Drizzle some olive oil on the asparagus. Try not to get to crazy with it. Season the asparagus with salt and pepper to taste. Do not go overboard with the salt and pepper. We are eating healthy remember. Once your oven is preheated, place the asparagus in. Depending on your oven, it should take about 10 to 15 minutes to cook the asparagus. You want the asparagus to still be a little firm and not too limp to the touch.
Now on to the salmon. Heat up your pan on the stove. Season the salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Once again, do not go overboard with the salt and pepper. Healthy eating remember. Your pan should be nice and hot, time to add the olive oil. Give the oil a couple of minutes to heat up. When it’s nice and hot add the salmon. Cook on each side for about 4 minutes or until its nice and golden brown.
To assemble a beautiful plate, place your asparagus down first in the middle of the plate. Group them together and have them looking organized. Then gently place your piece of salmon on top, making sure not to disturb the asparagus. If you have some fresh herbs to garnish, feel free to do so.
And there you have it, a beautiful plate of pan seared salmon and asparagus.
How did that go for you? How did your plating come out? What other things are you’re going to have with your salmon? Let me know in the comments below =)