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Grilled green asparagus with oven baked potatoes & oven baked salmon

on 23/03/2012

Last night, I made this stunning & tasty dinner. I already can buy good quality green asparagus  & they aren’t too expensive but the lovely white asparagus are still too expensive over here in Belgium. So, I made this tasty dinner. I wanted a no – fuss dinner: easy does it this time! I grilled green asparagus on a hot griddle pan & then drizzled some good fruity extra virgin olive oil on them & some sprinkles of Maldon sea salt flakes: that tasted divine! :)

A tasty & easy dinner to prepare!

Recipe: for 2 persons

Ingredients:

** For the green grilled asparagus:

1 bunch ( 400 gr ) of bright green asparagus, not too thick! You need to break off the hardest part of the end of the asparagus. This is about 1 to 1.5 cm. Then, you need to peel them from the bottom nearly to the top. You only need to peel them if your asparagus are thick. But I always peel them.

1 bunch, ( 110 gr ) of very small, thinner green asparagus, also peeled with a vegetable peeler.

See picture here:

Maldon sea salt flakes

a good fruity extra virgin olive oil

** For the baked salmon:

2 pieces of a good salmon, each about 220 gr, cleaned & pad dry on kitchen paper

Maldon sea salt flakes

cracks of black pepper

a good brand of a green fish herbs mix / I used from Piet Huysentruyt/ He is a Flemish well-known chef!

some olive oil

** For the oven baked potatoes:

600 gr of peeled, cooked & cooled off potato wedges/ I buy mine from the Delhaize.

a good fruity extra virgin olive oil

Maldon sea salt flakes

cracks of black pepper

Method:

1. First, preheat your oven to 200 °C, ( 392 F ), using a fan oven, for about 10 minutes. Adjust your oven to the right temperature.

2. Prepare your potatoes. Take a large oven dish & lay your cooked potato wedges in 1 layer in it. Pour over 3 to 4 tablespoons of a fruity extra virgin olive oil & some cracks of black pepper, finely milled. Add some sea salt flakes & with clean hands mingle everything together so that the potato wedges are all covered with oil & seasoning. wash your hands.

3. Prepare your salmon. Take a fitting oven dish & smear it with olive oil. Place your 2 fish fillets besides each other in the dish. Season the top of each fish fillet generously with your green fish herbs seasoning & add some cracks of finely black pepper & some sea salt too. See picture here:

2 lovely salmon fillets with green fish herb mix & sea salt & black pepper on top: ready to go into the hot oven!

4. Place the fish dish & the potato dish into the hot oven & bake the potatoes for about 30 to 45 minutes until golden & truly appetizing looking! After 20 minutes of baking, turn the potato wedges over onto the other side  to prevent burning & to equally make them golden in colour. The fish dish goes into the oven for about 15 to 25 minutes. Check with a thin pin after 15 minutes. You just want the fish to cook through but not to overcook it. When these 2 dishes are ready, turn the oven off. Keep warm.

5. Just when you only need 10 minutes of cooking left in the oven, heat a large griddle pan on a hot fire. Let it get really hot. When super hot, place the peeled asparagus in 1 layer, each one besides each other onto the hot griddle. Grill for about 4 to 6 minutes on one side & a few minutes onto the other. The thinner ones, don’t need so many minutes. When you see the nice black lines on one side, you can cook the other side. Test with a fork to see if they are tender & ready.

Yummy & tasty grilled green asparagus!

When they are done, place them all besides each other onto a serving plate & drizzle a bit of the fruity extra virgin olive oil over them & add some sprinkles of Maldon sea salt over them. Serve with the baked potatoes & the oven baked salmon. Serve at once & enjoy this tasty dinner.

This is also great with a lovely white wine like a Bordeaux 2009. ;)

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42 responses to “Grilled green asparagus with oven baked potatoes & oven baked salmon

  1. hotlyspiced says:

    I’m sure the asparagus and the salmon went very well together. I love asparagus and try to have it as much as possible when it’s in season. I’ve never peeled it though. I think cooking it on a char-grill is a great way to cook it xx

  2. Koko says:

    Mmmm, Sophie this looks like a tasty, simple, divine meal! I love grilled asparagus, and I think I have only ever eaten white asparagus once! We never really see it where I live!

    What a lovely meal! Hope your weekend is lovely :-)

  3. Norma Chang says:

    Great meal combo, so simple and healthy.

  4. Kristen says:

    You are making me Hungry!

  5. zestybeandog says:

    What a great and nicely balanced meal! I love it! The fish looks so tasty! :)

  6. Ina Gawne says:

    Delicious Sophie! My kind of meal – yummy! :)

  7. oh looks so good love salmon simply cooked, great fish

  8. Such a nice healthy meal, lovely!

  9. Simple and so healthy, Sophie! And it looks beautiful too!

  10. That is so wonderfully gorgeous and simple Sophie! :D

  11. A fantastic meal! Both are my favourites.

  12. An excellent meal! Preparing asparagus on a grill is a terrific idea!

  13. Suzanne says:

    Looks like a great meal to me. We used to have an asparagus garden and it was so nice picking your own when they came up in the spring, especially the little tender ones. Sophie thanks for letting me know how much you liked my carrot bread, so glad it turned out great for you and your right zuchinni in the summer would be perfect!

  14. Lisa says:

    Oh, boy..I have a lot of catching up to do..so many delicious treats youve created! For now, this is the perfect, healthy, delicious meal! The salmon looks succulent with those lovely green herbs, and I adore asparagus!

  15. Kiran says:

    Yummy asparagus and oven baked salmon — can’t go wrong here!!!

  16. Carolyn Jung says:

    Just like I look forward to peaches in the summer, I count the days until spring just because of asparagus. Cannot get enough of it when it’s around. ;)

  17. zestybeandog says:

    What a great well rounded meal! It’s making me hungry! Also thank you for the award, I’m very honored! ;)

  18. Sophie, this looks great,
    My son made something like this recently.
    I’ve been off red meat since Dec 2011 and (although the rest of the family still eat them) I have recently stopped eating chicken and turkey so I look forward to your future fish dishes to give me additional ideas. ;-)

  19. I can’t wait for the spring time when we can have fresh asparagus again!

  20. Liz says:

    This is the way I should be eating dinner. Simple, easy to prepare and a delight to eat. I shall be making this soon!

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