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Salmon and Asparagus in a Bag

Salmon and Asparagus in a Bag

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Cathy Trout

An easy, elegant dinner that's fun to make. The salmon is delicately infused with the flavor of the vegetables. If you like your asparagus more al dente, just skip the pre-steaming step.

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  • Calories:
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 27.2 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Place asparagus and water in a covered, microwave-safe, and vented bowl; steam in the microwave for 5 minutes.
  3. Rub salmon with olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, dill weed, salt, and black pepper; place in a foil oven bag. Toss spinach, capers, red onion, and asparagus with salt, black pepper, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in the foil oven bag. Place vegetables on top of salmon. Fold foil bag closed and place in a baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 30 minutes. Carefully split bag open with a knife to release steam.
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It was easy, healthy and very tasty. I won't steam asparagus as long next time. Easy clean up due to foil bags-

Audrey C.

One of our favorite new recipes - especially now that we are eating healthy. My husband said this is the best meal I've ever made. (I don't know that I necessarily agree with him...but I do think it's delicious!) I did not make any adjustment to the recipe - except loosely wrapped in aluminum foil b/c I did not have a bag.


i added whole garlic cloves (which you should roast for at least 20 minutes before you put it with the salmon), red pepper, i quadrupled the dill, anchovies, and jalapeno. i dont like my salmon cooked past medium rare so i only left it in for 15 minutes and that was actually too long because it wasnt medium if you like ur veggies soft you may want to pan fry them in a little evoo beforehand as well. and i used an aluminum foil tent.