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Parmesan-crusted salmon bake with asparagus

This oven-baked low-carb goodness is everything you want a quick and hearty lunch or dinner to be. Moist and flaky salmon with a delicious Parmesan crust, paired with asparagus, all in under 30 minutes!

 

Ingredients

  • 900 g green asparagus (6 to 8 spears per serving)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted but not hot
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 75 ml grated parmesan cheese
  • 75 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 700 g salmon, rinsed and patted dry
  • finely chopped fresh dill, for garnish (optional)
  • 1 slice of lemon, for serving

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Rinse the asparagus and trim or snap off the tough end of each spear.
  3. Place the asparagus, coconut oil, and garlic powder in a zip-top plastic bag, seal, and shake lightly to coat the asparagus.
  4. In a bowl, mix the Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and pressed garlic.
  5. Lay out 4 rectangular pieces of parchment paper, large enough to fit the asparagus and fish with plenty of paper remaining on the sides and ends to fold into packets and seal. Divide the seasoned asparagus evenly among the sheets of parchment.
  6. Place the fillets on top of the asparagus, skin side down. Top the salmon with the mayonnaise mixture.
  7. Fold the parchment paper over the fish and seal on all sides. The packet should look like a calzone.
  8. Place the packets on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 63°C.
  9. Garnish with fresh dill and lemon slices, if desired.