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.


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


  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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39 Responses

  1. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    Two of my favourite ingredients ever – salmon and asparagus, and it’s definitely time for healthy-eating in this house after a rather crazy summer of over-indulgence!!
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  2. Mama and More aka Zaz

    I don’t know how you decide what to eat at Papa G’s restaurant, it all sounds so delicious! Gorgeous recipe hon, I’m up for losing a bit of tummy too, so maybe we can inspire each other!! Thanks for linking to #allaboutyou xx
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  3. Jane

    Sounds yum! I always feel good about eating farmed salmon, sustainable and mega good for you at the same time. I’ve added a sticky pud this week. But will add my ultra healthy, quick and easy homemade ‘baked’ beans soon.
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  4. jenny paulin

    i love salmon and asparagus such a lovely combination. x
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  5. Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper

    Mmm looks delicious- am going to do this tonight as we have salmon fillets in the fridge. Was going to do a salad but this is much more glam- off to buy asparagus when I take F to his swimming lesson! x
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  6. Kate, Baby Routes

    Love salmon! Always feels like a treat unlike some ‘healthy’ meals. Have literally been chopping up a massive side of salmon into steaks this evening to freeze after spotting them on sale for £10! Bargain! Will have to give your recipe a try with some of them. 🙂
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  7. Eileen Teo

    Didn’t know that salt will dry the fish! Great tips! I will definitely cook this dish! So yummy!
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  8. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo

    This is a staple go-to in my house which we all love. We eat grilled salmon about once a week, though only with asparagus in season (see my post linked up today!!)
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  9. Vicki Montague

    This looks lovely Vicki! We love salmon in our house so we will give this a go for a change from my recipes! Thanks for hosting as always x
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  10. Jenny

    I am always looking for better way to cook salmon. This looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for hosting my lovely. It’s good to be back and back in the kitchen to share some more recipes with you! #tastytuesdays
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  11. hannah Mums' Days

    yum!! I absolutely love salmon and asparagus. this is totally up my street 🙂 xxx
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  12. mummytries

    Another divine looking dish lovely, good honest clean food #yumsters!
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  13. Steph @MisplacedBrit

    Love this beautiful fresh, healthy dish! …& perfect to pair up with my favorite Lemon Burst Hummus instead of potatoes or other carbohydrates for a filling meal and post summer eating plan 😉
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  14. Rosie Hill (@EcoGitesLenault)

    We don’t eat nearly enough fish and salmon is one of my favourites. If only we could raise our own fish!! I also tried and failed to grow asparagus and the French like sell blanched white asparagus which I never quite like the look of. I will therefore have to try again at growing it and treat ourselves to some salmon one day!


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