grilled salmon

Grilled Salmon and Blanched Asparagus

Grilled Salmon and Blanched Asparagus

 

Grilled Salmon and Blanched Asparagus

Below is my dad’s recipe for this grilled salmon and asparagus is one of the children’s favourite dinners. It’s quick and easy.

Ingredients

Serves 4:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving
  • a little fresh oregano or finely chopped flatleaf parsley, to serve
  • 400g pack of asparagus
  • a whole lemon halved and sliced for garnish
  • sea salt

Method: 

  1. Wash the salmon fillets and pat dry. Rub with pepper on both sides, but not salt as it dries the fish.
  2. Peel and cut the garlic into slivers.
  3. Heat a heavy ridged griddle pan on the hob. Fry the garlic then place each fillet onto the griddle pan. Cook for 3 minutes then turn over.
  4. Meanwhile chop the ends off the asparagus and boil in salted water for 2-4 minutes until they turn bright green. Remove and place in an ice bath (bowl with water and ice cubes) if you are not eating immediately.
  5. Lay them on your plate and place the salmon fillet on top.
  6. Sprinkle with a little oregano or parsley, drizzle with olive oil, fresh lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

 

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