Citrus Asparagus & Salmon in Foil – so easy to make, loaded with roasted garlic and citrus flavor, plus clean up is a breeze! Dinner has never been easier!
Sooo funny story. I was just sitting at Starbucks trying to figure out what to write about. I kept going back and forth between … serious … or funny. Well ….. here it goes.
I just left the dentist where I had a cavity filled. They had to numb certain parts of my upper gum to get the job done. Luckily it was a mid morning appointment so I was able to eat breakfast before. I got out of the office around 10:30am and headed over to Starbucks to work before I picked up little man.
I hadn’t had my cup of coffee yet and was starting to get hungry, so I bought an Americano and a Caprese sandwich.
The dentist told me that I probably shouldn’t eat anything for 1-2 hours but I could drink right away. I saved the sandwich for later and waited for the coffee to cool down a bit.
Can you guess what happened next?
Well… let’s just say that I was wearing a bright white shirt that day. I took my first sip and all was well. I was feeling pretty confident drinking my coffee with numb cheeks. So I went for a second sip ….
And my mouth turned into a human water fountain, I couldn’t tell if my mouth was closed or not because I was numb and coffee ended up ALL OVER my white shirt!
PS…. I was also surrounded by people when this happened, so of course they are looking at me like “uh… are you ok?” (hand to forehead)
Note to self. Next time … WAIT on the coffee or don’t wear a white shirt!
Ok, now. Let’s move on to the recipe for today, shall we?
I made this Citrus Asparagus & Salmon in Foil right before we moved. I had a load of salmon in my freezer, needed to make dinner, AND didn’t want to clean up a mess.
Enter … foil pockets!
I don’t know why I don’t do this more often! It allows all the flavors to cook together in a small area for a while, which creates maximum flavor on the other end. But the key to the foil pockets is clean up is a snitch! Woohoo!!!!
I’m all about no dishes, especially because most of the time my kitchen has a mound of dishes, pots, pans, and cutting boards in it!
This Citrus Asparagus & Salmon in Foil is elegant, simple to make, healthy, and loaded with roasted garlic, fresh citrus and herb flavor. I guarantee it will become a family favorite, plus it’s a perfect meal for those quick weeknight dinners and fancy enough for company!
Bon Appetit my friends and Happy Friday!
- 1 lb. asparagus
- 4 (4oz.) salmon filet
- 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon roasted garlic olive oil
- 8 slices of lemon
- 8 springs of fresh thyme
- salt & pepper to season
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Create a pocket with 4 sheets of tin foil. Place on a baking sheet.
- Evenly distribute asparagus spears among the 4 pockets. Season with salt & pepper.
- Place salmon on top of the asparagus.
- In a small bowl, add mustard, lemon juice, and roasted garlic olive oil. Whisk together.
- Pour mixture over each salmon and gently rub in.
- Next place two slices of lemon and 2 sprigs of thyme on each salmon.
- Close the foil pocket up.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Serve.
IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT #JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!