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Seared Salmon with Sautéed Asparagus

Quick meals are gems when busy, so I like to keep a few easy options in the toolbox. Salmon is a great go-to because it can be seasoned just about any way and is quick and easy to cook. I kept it simple with thyme and lemon and paired it with asparagus. If you’d like to see a quick video on the prep of this dish, like and follow on Instagram. Check out the recipe below.

Salmon Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of wills caught salmon
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion power
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil

Asparagus Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Splash of water


  1. Open salmon and pat dry with a paper towel. Season skin side first. Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Place seasoned side down once oil is hot.
  2. Season other side and cook for three minutes before flipping. 
  3. Roll lemon and cut in half before juicing over fish, seed side up. ( keeps seeds from falling into pan.)
  4. Remove from heat. Clean out pan for asparagus.
  5. Rinse asparagus and take one stem and bend to break naturally. (This tells you where to cut the rest of the bunch to avoid woody stalks.)
  6. Add oil to pan, then add red pepper flakes.
  7. Once hot, add in asparagus and remaining seasonings. Stir well.
  8. Add in balsamic vinegar and a splash of water. Stir.
  9. Top and steam for 2 minutes, then stir well and remove from heat if desired tenderness.
  10. Plate and enjoy!