Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe – This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! 

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

Easy meals are a weeknight staple at my house and I’m always striving to make them as healthy and delicious for my family as I possibly can!

This time of year, when we are concentrated on health and happiness for ourselves and our families, I reset my habits from the rich, decadent meals from over the holidays to lighter meals that everyone loves.

Take this Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe. With just five ingredients and 15 minutes, this meal is on the table and ready for my family to enjoy. And enjoy they most certainly do!

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

One of the keys to this amazing salmon recipe is the use of the parchment packet.

With the thick, sturdy parchment, I know that my salmon and asparagus are going to cook perfectly in such a short amount of time.

Also, since the recipe includes the lemon, I know not to use foil with this recipe as the acid from the lemon could react with the foil and cause a metallic flavor to transfer to the salmon.

So, I simply cut a piece of Reynolds parchment paper to the size of my baking sheet and then arrange cleaned asparagus spears in the center of it. Then, I place my salmon filet on top of the asparagus and drizzle with a bit of really good olive oil and a sprinkle of my house seasoning.

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

I then arrange lemon slices on top of the seasoned salmon and voila – the ingredients are all ready!

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

I fold my parchment paper on both sides toward the salmon and asparagus and then pull both ends of the parchment toward the center, fold and crimp down the ends and then tuck the ends underneath the salmon and asparagus.

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

To me, this is much easier and faster than the traditional way of forming a parchment packet that involves cutting the parchment into a heart shaped piece and then crimping the edges end over end until the packet is sealed.

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

You can continue to make as many of the packets as you need for the number of people you are serving. Then, arrange them onto the sheet pan and place into the preheated oven for 15 minutes for an 8 to 9 ounce salmon filet. You will adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the size of your salmon.

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

My salmon always comes out perfectly cooked and the asparagus is tender yet still has a bit of crunch to it, just like I like! 🙂

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! // addapinch.com
Yield: 4 servings
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic salmon recipe, lemon garlic salmon, Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe, salmon recipe

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe

Total Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! 

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Ingredients

  • 2 (8-9 ounce) boneless salmon filets
  • 20 asparagus spears ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Stone House Seasoning
  • 6 slices lemon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.

  2. Cut two pieces of parchment paper the size of a baking sheet. Arrange half of the asparagus spears on the center of one piece of parchment paper and situate one salmon filet on top of the asparagus. Drizzle the salmon with one tablespoon of the olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the Stone House Seasoning. Arrange 3 slices of lemon on top of the salmon.

  3. Fold the sides of the parchment paper toward the salmon. Gather the ends of the parchment paper and pull toward the center of the salmon. Fold down one time and then wrap the parchment paper underneath the salmon to secure.

  4. Repeat with the second filet.

  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven. The salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 filet)
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 161mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 12.1%
Vitamin C 5.4%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 9.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe - This quick and easy recipe comes together in a snap and is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! // addapinch.com

This post is sponsored by Reynolds Kitchens.

13 comments on “Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus Parchment Packet Recipe”

  1. This has two of my husband’s favorite foods, and looks amazingly easy to prepare. Putting high on the list of meals to make!

  2. Happy holidays, Robyn! We just had a similar dish tonight (from a recipe I found on Pinterest) and I am so looking forward to trying out your recipe in the very near future, like next week! Ever since I learned how to cook baked salmon, it has been one of my family’s favorite and they are always excited to eat whenever they learn that we’ll be having baked salmon.
    Thank you so much for the tips regarding the use of parchment papers and on how to efficiently fold them.
    I wish that you and your family a great and blessed 2018! Cheers!

    • I hope you have a wonderful 2018 as well, Suzanne! It is just hard to beat a deliciously, well-cooked salmon, isn’t it? I hope you enjoy this recipe! xo

  3. Thank you for using parchment paper instead of aluminum foil which is a health hazard! It looks delicious, looking forward to trying it.

  4. Robyn, So happy I found your website about 6 months ago. I’ve been cooking for over 60 years and enjoy your great recipes and comments. Also fun to “know” your family and life. Thanks for the wonderful new recipes – got rid of my old ones that weren’t too healthy.
    A Happy and wonderful 2018 for you and your family.

    Beverly

    • Hi Beverly!
      I’m so excited you found me too! Your kind words and your support means so much to me!
      I hope you continue to enjoy the blog and the recipes!
      Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful 2018 as well!!!
      Thank you Beverly! xo

  5. Hey Robyn! I love to eat salmon. Thanks for sharing this quick and easy recipe. 🙂

  6. Love this recipe, can you pls tell me what is in your house seasoning.
    Thank you
    Maggie

  7. Hi Robyn, I’ve never tried fresh fish.
    (Only cans & frozen).  Do you put skin
    side down, or trim it off.  I’m going to put sky n side on top of asparagus, & pray it’s ok 
     I’m getting ready to make your recipe, iS the garlic in your “house recipe”?

    • Hi Debra,
      I hope you enjoyed the salmon! I’ve shared several pictures in my blog post showing how I assemble the dish and how to place the fish. I hope those help and that you enjoy it! Thanks! xo

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