Roasted Crusted Salmon & Asparagus | Orange Dijon Vinaigrette

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It’s another easy meal for one, made in the toaster oven and in one pan. Prep and cleanup are kept to a minimum with this delicious, citrusy seafood dish. This recipe can easily be scaled up to feed an entire family, and it can be cooked in a conventional oven in lieu of the toaster oven. However you decide to make this dish, you won’t be disappointed.

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Roasted Crusted Salmon: the Vinaigrette
¼ cup, 60ml, fresh orange juice
¼ cup, 60ml, olive oil
2 tablespoons, 30ml, white vinegar
1 tablespoon, 18g, Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon, 20g, honey zest of one orange
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 small shallot, minced
salt and black pepper

Roasted Crusted Salmon with Roasted Asparagus
1 salmon filet
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon chopped parsley salt and pepper
1 bunch asparagus
olive oil, salt and pepper

Prepare the vinaigrette first by combining all the ingredients a bowl and whisking until emulsified. Set aside. Clean and trim asparagus if you are making this. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Set aside. Rinse salmon filet and pat dry. Place salmon, previously skin-side down, on a baking sheet covered with non-stick aluminum foil. Combine Dijon and olive oil in a small bowl and brush on the salmon. Season with salt and pepper. Mix panko and fresh chopped parsley in a small bowl and top salmon filet. Arrange asparagus in the pan.

Heat toaster oven or conventional oven to 350℉, 180℃, gas mark 4. Roast salmon and asparagus for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked by not dry.

Arrange salmon atop asparagus and drizzle with the vinaigrette over all.

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11 Comments
  • Byron Chandler
    Posted at 22:02h, 26 April

    Hi, sweet adorable Laurice. Your crusted salmon looks pretty. What's your best tip for making sure you have plenty of lemon for fish? Have a good day, sweet adorable Laurice. Keep on dreaming and never stop believing, sweetie. <3

  • Torkavian Tales
    Posted at 22:03h, 26 April

    I love the dandelion effect. ALSO I LOVE Salmon!!!

  • JKMCraveTV
    Posted at 22:05h, 26 April

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  • joed596
    Posted at 22:19h, 26 April

    This is great. Just the kind of recipe I was looking for, Laurice! 😉 I'll have to save this one and give it a try. Looks really good and tasty, and could easily be doubled. Thanks and thumbs way up as always, Norfolk Joe xox

  • Gregor Miller
    Posted at 22:49h, 26 April

    I love, simply love steamed asparagus (after the water has stepped for a while with oranges/lemons and maybe pickling spice)….That being said, I'm going outside, because if I watch this meal prep, I will then have to make this!!

  • Tess Cooks 4u
    Posted at 23:40h, 26 April

    Love all the flavors and especially that orange vinaigrette. I will have to try the dijon on salmon. That asparagus looked soooooooo fresh! Love it!

  • Booger500us
    Posted at 23:46h, 26 April

    man that looks so good Laurice

  • xingcat
    Posted at 00:01h, 27 April

    That vinaigrette looks wonderful! I bet it would taste delicious over salad!

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  • Tom Hinerman
    Posted at 01:31h, 27 April

    Your timing was perfect! I was wanting salmon tonight but wanted to do something different. This was it! 👍👍

  • Paivi Project
    Posted at 14:31h, 27 April

    Dijon wonderful !. I use my little oven all the time and this is just what I would like to be eating too. Very Yummy Laurice 👍💗