Lemon Pepper Salmon {with Garlic Parmesan Asparagus}

July 2, 2015

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Delicious Lemon Pepper Salmon with baked together with Garlic Parmesan Asparagus! Such a an easy and flavorful salmon dinner!

Once you start making one pan meals on a sheet tray you’ll want to make them as often as possible. They are generally easy to make and they require less clean up. And when you can cook your veggie with your main dish, then why not?

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus | Cooking Classy

Lemon Pepper Salmon Baked on a Sheet Pan

This is a one pan dish that has the perfect combination of flavors! Lemon and parmesan were just made to go together, so I decided to go with a lemon pepper salmon and garlic parmesan asparagus – and indeed it made the perfect one pan dish. And prep couldn’t get any easier, this came together in no time!

And you’ll love how it also only takes 15 – 20 minutes to bake. The other great thing about this is that the whole family will love it, even the kids.

I’m so glad that both of my girls are finally starting to love salmon! It took a long time for me to love it as a kid. I remember the first time I finally I liked it was when my grandma breaded it and deep fried it like chicken nuggets. Worked like a charm, key to getting a kid to like salmon. Smart grandma :).

Now my thoughts on getting kids to like something – cover it with cheese, like so (as long as they don’t have a dairy allergy of course). When there’s cheese it’s got to be good!

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus | Cooking Classy

Ingredients Needed to Make Lemon Pepper Salmon {with Asparagus}

  • Side of salmon
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Dijon mustard
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper

Optionally if you want to add the asparagus you’ll also need:

  • Fresh asparagus
  • Parmesan

How to Make Lemon Pepper Salmon

  1. Preheat oven, prepare baking sheet: preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a rimmed 17 by 12-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Add salmon to pan: Place salmon in center of pan (or see note below).
  3. Make lemon pepper topping: In a mixing bowl whisk together 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic, dijon, onion powder.
  4. Top salmon with lemon pepper mixture: Brush evenly over top of salmon then sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper (add more pepper to taste if desired). Top with lemon slices.
  5. Prepare asparagus, add around salmon: Toss asparagus with remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil, remaining 2 cloves garlic and season with salt, then place around salmon.
  6. Bake to cook through: Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven, toss asparagus then sprinkle asparagus with parmesan. Return to oven and bake until salmon has cooked through, about 5 – 10 minutes longer.
  7. Cut into servings: Cut salmon into portions. Serve warm.

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus | Cooking Classy

Possible Variations

  • Use green beans or broccoli in place of asparagus.
  • Try with Romano cheese in place of parmesan, or omit if there’s a dairy intolerance.
  • Add herbs to the salmon, try with basil, dill or Italian seasoning.
  • Use salmon fillets (individual portions) vs using a side of salmon. Reduce bake time (about 5 minutes less).

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Lemon Pepper Salmon {with optional Garlic Parmesan Asparagus}

This is one of the easiest dinners you can make! A side of salmon is seasoned with lemon, pepper and garlic and baked along with a side of parmesan asparagus. Such a tasty one pan dinner!
Servings: 4 servings
Prep10 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon, skin on*
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and fresh cracked black pepper, plus more for asparagus
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs asparagus (medium or thin spears), tough ends trimmed
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a rimmed 17 by 12-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Place salmon in center of pan (or see note below). 
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic, dijon, onion powder. Brush evenly over top of salmon then sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper (add more pepper to taste if desired). Top with lemon slices.
  • Toss asparagus with remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil, remaining 2 cloves garlic and season with salt, then place around salmon. 
  • Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven, toss asparagus then sprinkle asparagus with parmesan. Return to oven and bake until salmon has cooked through, about 5 - 10 minutes longer. Cut salmon into portions. Serve warm.

Notes

  • *If fillet is wide, you can cut into 2 - 4 portions and place them near upper portion of the baking dish, then place asparagus on lower portion of baking dish.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pepper Salmon {with optional Garlic Parmesan Asparagus}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 281mg12%
Potassium 879mg25%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 168mg17%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.