Southwest Salmon with Roasted Asparagus and Peppers

by kara on September 13, 2012

Making a healthy weeknight dinner for your family can be dreadful right?   We’re busy and tired when we get home from work, and sometimes frozen pizza is on the menu.  I get it.  Many weeknights at our house, we have tacos, BLT’s, grilled cheese sandwiches, and eggs with toast.  But I try to plan an easy and quick fish dish each week.  For one thing, I love fish.  And it’s healthy.  Jack loves it too, so that’s an extra bonus.  He especially likes salmon, so there’s a guarantee that his plate will be cleaned (minus a few lone vegetables).

This recipe has been on a weekly rotation lately at our house.  Add some seasonings to the salmon, a few vegetables as a side dish,  and dinner is done.  If you aren’t lucky enough to live close to Penzey’s Spices, you can order Southwest Spice online or substitute a similar seasoning of your choice.

Southwest Salmon with Roasted Asparagus and Peppers

1-1 1/2 lb. fresh salmon fillet

2 Tbsp. Penzey’s Southwest Seasoning

1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed

1 red, green, or yellow pepper, diced

2-3 Tbsp. olive oil

2-3 Tbsp. coconut oil

Kosher Salt

Freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Place 2 Tbsp. or more of coconut oil (or olive oil if you prefer) on a roasting sheet.  Top with asparagus spears and pepper slices.  Toss with the coconut oil and season with salt and pepper.   Add more coconut oil if needed.  Set aside.

In a separate roasting pan, spray with cooking spray.  Season the salmon with olive oil, southwest seasoning, and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Place salmon in roasting pan.

Cook the salmon for approximately 20-25 minutes (or more) until fish is cooked through.  Roast the asparagus and pepper slices at the same time on a separate oven rack, stirring occasionally (for approximately 15 minutes).

When ready to serve, place vegetables on the bottom of a dinner plate.  Top with salmon fillet.  Season again with salt and pepper if desired.

A healthy weeknight dinner!




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