Pan-Grilled Salmon with Asparagus

posted by Aisha Sanusi July 6, 2017 4 Comments

Salmon is my go-to for fish and one of the easiest meals to put together particularly for dinner. Pan-Grilled salmon with asparagus is an ideal mix for this beautifully moist fish. A generous portion of the salmon fillet is grilled to perfection in a piping hot pan, cooked through in the oven or stove, and paired with delicate sautéed asparagus. A bright and light spring meal or lazy weekend dinner.

Tilapia, I still love you, but salmon, you’ve stolen my heart!


2 tbsp. olive oil

salt & pepper to taste

Garlic cloves

2 springs of fresh thyme

lemon wedges if desired
Cooking instructions
  • Season salmon fillet with salt and black pepper
  • Preheat 2 tbsp of olive oil or butter in skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes 

  • Add chopped garlic and thyme springs 
  • Add salmon filet, asparagus, and lemon wedges and cook for 3 minutes on each side

  • Remove from heat and serve


  • This meal also goes really well with mashed potatoes or potato wedges and feel free to switch up the vegetables to your preference.

  • This fish has its own particular flavors so toning it down would be best when you’re seasoning it

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Lola July 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Hey Aisha, this looks so yummy. I’m tempted to try out this recipe. Question: Did you season the salmon separately?

Aisha Sanusi July 6, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Hello Lola, yes I seasoned the salmon with salt and black pepper. Enjoy!

Shona July 10, 2017 at 4:34 am

Sheesh! This looks too yummy. Not sure I can get salmon in Nigeria though. But I won’t mind having a taste. Love what you are doing with the blog dear..keep it up!

Aisha Sanusi July 12, 2017 at 9:34 am

Thank you so much dear, I’m sure they are available at some grocery stores. I will check and let you know. xx


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