Cajun Garlic Butter Salmon
Salmon is almost a weekly staple in our house and we are always trying to find different ways to marinate or season the salmon other than your typical lemon, dill or soy sauce marinades - and this past week, we did it!
For this meal, you will need:
4 pieces of salmon
1 tbs honey
2 tbs minced garlic
4 tbs melted butter
1 package of petite potatoes - we did a mix of purple and golden
1 bunch of asparagus
Old Bay seasoning
Preheat the oven to 420. Pat salmon dry and set aside on a piece of tin foil. We grilled our salmon but you can bake it in the oven as well at 375 degrees until it's done to your liking.
After the salmon is dry, season with Old Bay seasoning! You can see in the picture that we seasoned HEAVILY but we like a little spice - so flavor to your liking on this one!
In a separate bowl, whisk together the juice of a whole lemon, the melted butter, honey and minced garlic. Then spread the sauce all over the salmon in the tin foil.
While the sauce starts to soak into the salmon - let's prepare the potatoes and asparagus! For the potatoes, I like to cut mine into wedges and then coat with olive oil and garlic salt - but feel free to explore and do what you want! Then for the asparagus, we cut off the tougher part of the ends, coat with olive oil, salt and pepper and then wrap in tin foil because those will go on the grill as well.
Place the potatoes on a sheet pan and place in the oven, cooking for 25-35 minutes or until full roasted, tossing every five minutes just to make sure they don't stick to the pan.
After the potatoes have been in the oven for about 10 minutes - start to preheat the grill and let it get nice and hot! Then place the salmon in the tin foil on the pan an the asparagus to your liking - we did it for about 15 minutes.
Once the potatoes are done in the oven and the salmon and asparagus are cooked the way you like them, top with parsley and then it's time to plate and enjoy!
Start to finish - the prep and cook took about 30 minutes and it was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be putting it into our summer rotation!
If you give it a try - let me know how you like it!
Happy cooking! :)