Monday, November 9, 2009

Grilled Basil & Lemon Salmon with Tomatoes & Asparagus

Ok, I've been making way too many baked goods lately and my pants are getting tighter, so it's time to change gears and make something a little lighter. I just noticed I made a rhyme - ha ha. I love salmon and this is such a delicious and easy dish to make. I forgot to get asparagus when I was at the store, so I made it without this time, but it was still delish. Give it a try if your pants are getting tight too!
Grilled Basil & Lemon Salmon with Tomatoes & Asparagus
from Tasty Kitchen
4 pieces of Salmon
1/2 stick of butter
4 whole Roma Tomatoes, diced
1 bunch fresh asparagus
1/3 tsp salt
1/3 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 whole lemon, sliced
1 bunch fresh basil, finely chopped
large strip of foil
Mix the chopped basil into the softened butter and set aside.
Lay out foil for each serving of Salmon you plan to make. You can make them individually or put them all together in one large piece of foil like I did.
Place salmon in center of the foil. Put about a tablespoon of the basil butter mixture on top of salmon and press down slightly with a spoon. Sprinkle with pepper. Place 1 to 2 lemon slices on top of butter mixture. Add asparagus to the packet. Sprinkle with diced Roma tomatoes. Salt to taste and grind fresh pepper on top. Seal the foil together to form a foil packet. Place on medium heat grill for 10-15 minutes (in oven cook 10-15 minutes at 375 degrees). Open steaming packet carefully and enjoy.


  1. That looks so elegant. I'll bet it tastes even better than it looks!

  2. I was just looking for another way to make salmon!! I found it!! Your salmon looks and sound delectable, delicious and YUMMY!


  3. I love salmon and this recipe looks really yummy, I have to try it for sure! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Yesterday, I entered PW's contest and she asked our favorite foodie blogger- I told her it was you... and that you made cupcakes that made me want to bake and then lock myself in my bedroom with them so I didn't have to share, they were so good!!! LOL

    (wouldn't it be fun if I won, now??)

  5. Looks good! I definitely need something healthy right now. So, I've only recently found your blog but I think you are rad. Check out my blog for something special for you :)

  6. Oh my, I wish you lived next door and felt the need to make me dinner every night! Thanks for entering my giveaway!!!!

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  8. Linda, I made this tonight and it was amazing. The only thing was that since it was raining outside, I decided to cook it in the oven. Even though it says to cook for 10-15 minutes, I cooked it for 30 minutes and it still was a bit on the rare side. (I used one large piece of salmon. It might have cooked faster if I cut them into smaller pieces first.) My whole family LOVED this recipe. So easy and so quick to prepare. You are my HERO!


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