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Balsamic & Honey Glazed Salmon with Lemony Asparagus

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
This recipe is suitable for a pescetarian diet.pescetarian
 
One serving costs about $4.48 One serving costs about $4.48

$4.48 per serving

28 people like this recipe

28 likes

This recipe is ready in 60 minutes

Ready in 60 minutes

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spoonacular Score:96%

Spoonacular Score: 96%

 

Need a gluten free, dairy free, and pescatarian main course? Balsamic & Honey Glazed Salmon with Lemony Asparagus could be a spectacular recipe to try. One portion of this dish contains about 25g of protein, 21g of fat, and a total of 362 calories. For $4.43 per serving, this recipe covers 27% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 2. 29 people found this recipe to be tasty and satisfying. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 1 hour. A mixture of juice of lemon, ground pepper, honey, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. Overall, this recipe earns an amazing spoonacular score of 98%. Balsamic-Honey Glazed Salmon, Easy Balsamic-Honey-Mustard Glazed Salmon, and Honey Glazed Salmon With Asparagus are very similar to this recipe.

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Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar
12 stalks
12 stalks asparagus
asparagus
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps dried dill
dried dill
0.33 cloves
0.33 cloves garlic
garlic
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
grapeseed oil
1 tsp
1 tsp herbs de provence
herbs de provence
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp honey
honey
2
2  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
1
1  lemon zest
lemon zest
0.5 lb
0.5 lb salmon fillet
salmon fillet
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps vegetable stock
vegetable stock
2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps
apple cider vinegar
12 stalks asparagus
12 stalks
asparagus
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
0.13 tsps dried dill
0.13 tsps
dried dill
0.33 cloves garlic
0.33 cloves
garlic
1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
1 Tbsp
grapeseed oil
1 tsp herbs de provence
1 tsp
herbs de provence
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp
honey
2  lemon (juice)
2
lemon (juice)
1  lemon zest
1
lemon zest
0.5 lb salmon fillet
0.5 lb
salmon fillet
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
2 Tbsps vegetable stock
2 Tbsps
vegetable stock

Equipment

casserole dish
casserole dish
baking pan
baking pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
blender
blender
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
casserole dish
casserole dish
baking pan
baking pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
blender
blender
whisk
whisk
oven
oven


Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl or blender, combine all of the ingredients for the balsamic marinade except for the lemon juice (balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp grapeseed oil, honey, dried dill, herbs de provence, salt and pepper).
  2. Whisk or blend until oil and vinegar are well incorporated and no longer separate.
  3. Place salmon fillet in a baking dish (I use a small casserole dish). Pour the marinade over the salmon and allow it to marinate for at least 15 minutes (or up to 24 hours covered in the refrigerator).
  4. Turn your oven on high broil.
  5. Just before putting the salmon in the oven, drizzle the lemon juice over the fish.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes on the top rack or until salmon is glazed, browned and sizzling.
  7. While the salmon is baking, prepare the asparagus.
  8. Wash the asparagus and cut off the bottom inch and a half of each stalk and discard.
  9. Spread the asparagus on in a large skillet. Drizzle the grapeseed oil over the asparagus and spread the oil on the asparagus with your hands so that all stalks are completely coated.
  10. Sprinkle asparagus with desired amount of salt and pepper.
  11. Saute over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  12. Add the two tablespoons of vegetable stock and cover the skillet.
  13. Saute 4 minutes.
  14. Remove lid and add the minced garlic.
  15. Place cover back over the asparagus.
  16. Continue cooking an additional 3 to 5 minutes until asparagus is cooked but not too soft. Grate lemon zest over the top of the asparagus.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.44
Ingredient
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
12 stalks asparagus
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
⅛ teaspoons dried dill
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon herbs de provence
1 tablespoon honey
2 lemon (juice)
1 lemon zest
½ pounds salmon fillet
2 tablespoons vegetable stock
Price
$0.11
$1.70
$0.14
$0.02
$0.20
$0.09
$0.32
$0.26
$0.41
$0.50
$5.03
$0.10
$8.87

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • Many people proclaim the health benefits of honey, saying it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Although the extent of its health benefits in humans remains unclear, studies have indeed confirmed that honey can help with cold symptoms and even heal wounds and prevent infections. If you're looking to reap the potential health benefits, dark raw honey is likely the best option.

Price Tips

  • If you want the health benefits of salmon without the pricetag that comes with fresh and even frozen fillets, look for recipes using canned salmon.

Cooking Tips

  • Size doesn't matter (when buying asparagus). Look for firm, straight stalks and an even green color. Leave limp and otherwise sad looking asparagus behind. Store in the fridge, but use within a few days.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • An average lemon yields about one tablespoon of lemon zest. If you're using a bunch of lemons to make lemonade or something, zest them first and freeze the zest for later.

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Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), asparagus is one of the "cleanest" vegetables when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not necessarily need to buy organic asparagus.

  • Wild Alaskan salmon is considered the most sustainable choice.

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
301 Calories
25g Protein
14g Total Fat
18g Carbs
81% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
301
15%

Fat
14g
22%

  Saturated Fat
1g
12%

Carbohydrates
18g
6%

  Sugar
12g
14%

Cholesterol
62mg
21%

Sodium
310mg
13%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
25g
50%

Selenium
44µg
63%

Vitamin B12
3µg
60%

Vitamin B6
1mg
55%

Vitamin B3
9mg
50%

Vitamin K
48µg
46%

Vitamin B2
0.58mg
34%

Phosphorus
290mg
29%

Vitamin B1
0.41mg
28%

Vitamin C
22mg
27%

Copper
0.5mg
25%

Potassium
834mg
24%

Vitamin B5
2mg
22%

Folate
86µg
22%

Iron
3mg
21%

Vitamin E
3mg
21%

Manganese
0.35mg
17%

Vitamin A
829IU
17%

Magnesium
53mg
13%

Fiber
2g
11%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Calcium
65mg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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