(Good Things Utah) Nicea and Maggie with Magpie Sweets and Eats are cooking up Seared Salmon and Asparagus… So healthy AND delicious! Grab the recipe for home.


  • 1 pound fillet of Salmon or Steelhead Trout 
  • 1 bundle asparagus 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon high heat oil such as avocado, grape seed, or vegetable
  • Kosher salt and black pepper 


  • Remove fish from package and pat dry, then season one side generously with salt, pepper, and lemon zest
  • Place a large cast-iron or stainless steel skillet on the stove and turn heat to medium, drizzle with oils
  • Break or cut ends of asparagus off and set aside 
  • Allow pan to heat for a couple of minutes then place fish seasoned side down in the pan and scatter asparagus around the fish
  • Season asparagus and other side of fish with salt and pepper and leave undisturbed for about 3-4 minutes
  • Gently lift fish to check for browning, if browned carefully flip over and stir asparagus. Cover with a lid and cook for about 5 minutes, depending on the doneness of fish and asparagus 
  • After 5 minutes check for the desired doneness of fish and texture of asparagus, continue cooking as necessary or remove fish and asparagus from the pan 
  • Sprinkle fresh dill before serving

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