Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus

Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus is healthy, moist and flavorful.  Even better it can be made in minutes in a single pan! Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus is healthy, moist and flavorful.  Even better it can be made in minutes in a single pan!

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Good seafood is amazing. And happily, it’s healthy too. Well, that’s assuming that you eat the right seafood. Unfortunately, sometimes seafood can be raised with antibiotics, expose you to environmental contaminants, or be bad for the planet. In that case, count me out!  

Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus is healthy, moist and flavorful.  Even better it can be made in minutes in a single pan!

About five years ago I switched completely to wild-caught seafood. That was when I joined Sitka Salmon Shares, a community supported fishery. I made the move both for our health and the environment, with the added benefit of supporting small fishing operations.

Even better, having boxes of responsibly sourced frozen seafood delivered to my door made life so easy! (See below for a special offer on a Premium Sitka subscription). Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus is healthy, moist and flavorful.  Even better it can be made in minutes in a single pan!

Today I’m sharing a recipe for Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus.  It is based on one from the Sweet Beginnings Blog and the author mentions experimenting to find the right ratio of olive oil–moist but not excessive. Well, it was tasty and rich and my husband even asked if I used King Salmon, the richest of the salmon. Since I used keta salmon, which is drier… yes, I think the recipe is right on!

Now next week, I am having hip surgery and my husband is taking over the cooking. And this recipe is at the top of the list.  Yes, Horseradish Crusted Salmon is that easy, a perfect beginner recipe but with pro flavor.  I even added asparagus to the pan so we get a vegetable!

Step by Step Directions

The recipe is simple–basically mix a simple topping, set on the fish, add asparagus and bake!  Here’s how!

Mix the topping.

Wash the asparagus and remove tough stem ends.  Set aside.  Place the salmon fillets in a baking dish, skin side down, and season with salt and pepper.

Place ¼ of the topping mixture on each fillet.  Press down to secure. 

Add the asparagus spears to the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake until golden, then serve immediately.

Notes and Tips

Wild caught salmon requires just a little more attention to avoid overcooking. So focus on pulling it off the heat earlier to start and pretty soon it will be second nature.  An instant read thermometer can be helpful as well.  

I served the salmon and asparagus with leftover rice which made the meal super simple. Buttered noodles, potatoes or crusty bread would be other nice options.

Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus is healthy, moist and flavorful.  Even better it can be made in minutes in a single pan!
Two large fillets plus asparagus fit into my braiser. If I were cooking for four, I might consider a 9 x 13 pan, depending on the size of the fillets.

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If the idea of getting quality responsibly sourced seafood sounds interesting to you, I have a special offer–$25 off a 2021 Premium Share (note this does not apply to smaller shares).  Just sign up here (affilate link) using code AONLFish. The code expires July 31, 2021. 

The premium share subscribers receive more higher end offerings and get priority if something is short. But if this is too big a commitment, while I can’t offer you a discount, there are many other great subscription plans as well, so take a look. Or check out my Seafood Pasta Puttanesca post for more of my thoughts on Stika and selecting seafood.

Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus is healthy, moist and flavorful.  Even better it can be made in minutes in a single pan!

Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus

Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus is healthy, moist and flavorful.  Even better it can be made in minutes in one pan!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill or 1 Tablespoon dried
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 12 ounces fresh asparagus
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb wild salmon, cut into 4 fillets

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

In a small bowl, combine the dill, panko, horseradish and oil. Mix with a fork or your fingers until the oil is absorbed. Set aside.

Wash the asparagus and remove tough stem ends. Set aside

Place the salmon fillets in a baking dish, skin side down, and season with salt and pepper.

Place ¼ of the topping mixture on each fillet. Press down to secure. Add the asparagus spears to the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake until the topping is golden brown, and the fish is cooked to your liking, about for 4 to 6 minutes per half-inch thickness. (The FDA suggests a final temperature of 145F, I usually go less.)

Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 656Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 428mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 51g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

8 thoughts on “Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Asparagus

  1. David Scott Allen

    Gosh, this takes me back to a wonderful meal I had in Vancouver – the horseradish coated salmon was wonderful. Thanks for the recipe. Someone recently gifted me with Sitka salmon – so I now know how I will use some of it!

  2. Raymund

    We too sometimes stay out of those frozen farmed fishes, luckily we live in NZ where waters are abundant so most of the fresh fish here are not farmed but caught in the ocean. That salmon looks fantastic BTW

    1. Inger Post author

      Lucky you on the local salmon! Of course you have all the wonderful lamb in NZ too!

  3. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    Good luck on your surgery, Inger. I hope you recover quickly. Thanks for reminding me I have asparagus that I forgot about, lol! This recipe sounds delicious, and I love how easy it is to make!

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