Citrus Asparagus & Salmon in Foil

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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! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

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.

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! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

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?

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! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

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!

AWESOME!

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)

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! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

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!

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! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

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!

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! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

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Asparagus Salmon Pockets

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Seafood, Kid Friendly, Gluten Free, Paleo
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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!


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Create a pocket with 4 sheets of tin foil. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Evenly distribute asparagus spears among the 4 pockets. Season with salt & pepper.
  4. Place salmon on top of the asparagus.
  5. In a small bowl, add mustard, lemon juice, and roasted garlic olive oil. Whisk together.
  6. Pour mixture over each salmon and gently rub in.
  7. Next place two slices of lemon and 2 sprigs of thyme on each salmon.
  8. Close the foil pocket up.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 salmon filet + asparagus
  • Calories: 296
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 88 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 28 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg

Keywords: easy salmon recipe, baked salmon recipe, salmon in foil, asparagus recipe

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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!

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42 Responses
      1. Thomas

        Looks great. What kind of substitutions can I make? Different vegies? How about chicken breasts instead of salmon.Wife and Kid is not too keen on salmon but it sounds great to me.

  1. I just had some delicious salmon last night and for today’s lunch, actually, haha! It’s just so good! I never tried baking salmon wrapped in aluminum foil! Does it help the salmon’s texture in the oven?

    1. haha… bring on the salmon! The texture is the same, its just another way of locking in all the flavors and makes for easy clean up Cassie! 🙂

    1. haha.. right! I just sat there laughing at myself. 🙂

      You definitely need to try a foil dinner, they are so easy and packed with flavor! Thanks for the pin!

  2. Susan Buckethal

    Wonderfully easy and delicious, my husband is really loving the fact that I found your website. I will be making this again.

  3. Marie

    I made this tonight, it was very good and so easy! It will definitely be added to the rotation when I make salmon! I so appreciated how easy this was to put together and how beautiful it looked plated. My husband thought it looked so fancy. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. haha.. hurray for sneaky recipes that look fancy but are so easy! Those are definitely my favorite kinds! Glad to hear you and your hubbie enjoyed the dish Marie! Thanks for stopping back and letting me know what you thought! I appreciate it!

  4. Mary

    It looks so delicious!! I was just curious if you thawed the salmon before you put it into the foil packets. If you did, how much longer would I need to cook the packets for if I used frozen ones. Thanks!!

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