Do you ever have those days when you’ve been busy all day and when it comes time to preparing dinner you’re out of gas? That’s when I hope there’s something in the pantry or refrigerator that will combine in a simple to fix and tasty meal.
This night there were two salmon filets and a bunch of asparagus, and in just a few minutes they were in the oven roasting away.
While they were cooking, I whisked together a tangy sauce of key lime juice and soy sauce to pour over the fish and asparagus.
In less than half an hour, a healthy and satisfying dinner was ready to go on the table.
Roasted Salmon and Asparagus
2 salmon fillets, skin on
Salt and pepper
1/4 c. fresh lime juice
1 T. soy sauce
1/2 t. sugar
1 t. Ground coriander
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut dry ends from asparagus. Arrange salmon and asparagus in shallow baking pan, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with a little olive oil.
Roast until salmon is no longer pink in the middle and flaky and asparagus is tender but still a little crisp, 20-25 minutes.
Whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, sugar and coriander. Spoon sauce over fish and asparagus and serve.
Now, that’s what I call simple and while the salmon and asparagus were roasting, there was even time to sit for a few minutes! I guess I could have fixed a salad, too, but sitting was just too hard to resist!
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