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Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal

Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal
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Olive oil


Black pepper

Lemon juice



Lemon zest





Preheat oven to 450F/230C. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray or brush with olive oil. Hold an asparagus piece in both hands and bend until it snaps to see how much of the woody stem you should cut off. Then trim other pieces to that length and cut asparagus into pieces about 3 inches long. Put asparagus into a bowl and toss with 1 T olive oil plus salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste. Spread out asparagus onto baking sheet so it’s in a single layer and roast for 5 minutes While asparagus roasts use a microplane grater or small grater to zest the lemon rinds into a small measuring cup. Squeeze lemon juice into a small bowl, then measure 2 T juice and add to the lemon zest. Whisk 3 T extra virgin olive oil into the lemon zest-juice, then set the lemon oil aside. Rub each piece of salmon on both sides with the other tablespoon of olive oil. Season salmon with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste, and rub with Szeged Fish Rub. After 5 minutes, push the asparagus over so there is room and put the salmon pieces on the baking sheet. Put salmon and asparagus back into oven and roast for about 10 minutes longer This is done when the asparagus is starting to soften and salmon feels barely firm to the touch. Drizzle desired amount of lemon oil over salmon and asparagus and serve.