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Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce


Extremely versatile, they can be baked OR grilled right on your barbecue! Low carb readers have been asking me to remake this Crispy Parmesan Salmon without the bread crumb topping to reduce the carb count, and let me just say this was a PLEASURE for me to make AND taste test over and over and over again. Lemon Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus Foil Packs FOR THE WIN!







Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce


INGREDIENTS




  1. 4 salmon fillets, skin on or off
  2. 1 pound (500 g) asparagus spears, wood ends trimmed
  3. 1/3 cup butter, melted
  4. 1/3 cup lemon juice, (or juice of 1/2 a lemon)
  5. 1 tablespoon minced garlic, (or 4 large cloves garlic, minced)
  6. 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, finely chopped (or dried parsley)
  7. Salt and pepper, to season
  8. 2/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese


EXTRA TO SERVE:


  1. Parsley to garnish
  2. Lemon wedges


INSTRUCTIONS




  1. Preheat oven or barbecue (grill) following instructions below.
  2. Place each salmon fillet in the centre of one 12x18-inch heavy-duty aluminium foil piece. Divide the asparagus into 4 equal portions and arrange next to the salmon on each foil piece.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, lemon juice, garlic and parsley. Pour the garlic/butter mixture evenly over each piece of salmon and asparagus; season with salt and pepper to taste, and top each pack with the parmesan cheese (about 2-3 tablespoons per pack).
  4. Tent with foil, tightly sealing the edges to prevent the butter being leaked, to create a foil packet.


For The Oven:


  1. Bake in preheated oven to 200°C | 400°F for 15 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness.
  2. For a crispy top, broil for 1-2 minutes extra until Cheese is golden. 




For The Grill:


  1. Grill, covered on medium high heat for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness.


OPTIONAL: For a crispy top, broil for 1-2 minutes extra until Cheese is golden.
Serve with fresh lemon wedges and garnish with extra parsley.

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