This is by far my favorite way to make Salmon – a fish of which I am not overly fond. When cooked this way, the fish is nice and tender, not at all fishy, and the crust is nice and crunchy. An extra bonus is this is about as simple a dish to prepare as there is! Simply throw it all in one dish, and throw it in the oven for 20 minutes….
Here it is:
1 lb fillet of salmon
1 bunch asparagus, cleaned.
About 1 tbs of EACH of the following herbs:
Basil, Oregano, Dill, Cilantro, Garlic Powder, Thyme, Lemongrass ( optional), Old Bay seasoning
3 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
Lightly brush a 9 or 11 inch square baking dish with oil. ( make sure there is a couple of inches of empy space around all 4 sides of the fish) Place filet in dish, skin side down. Brush fish with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Evenly sprinkle each of the herbs over the salmon, building up a nice layer of herbs. Finish with the Old Bay.
Evenly spread the asparagus around the fish in the pan, and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Place fish in oven, and roast for 20 minutes, or until crust is crunchy, and fish flakes with a fork. Asparagus will be done at the same time.
Serve with rice, or cous – cous.