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Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets

Roasted Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Roasted Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets
Tonight I was looking for a healthy quick hitter. Love me some fresh salmon. Something about the orange color makes me feel like I am eating a super food and by all accounts it possibly is. Given we are now in full blown summer the vegetables are colorful and bountiful. I zipped into Whole Foods for some nice cuts of salmon and strolled through the vegetable section and couldn’t help grab a couple of bunches of asparagus that were standing beautifully in a small tray of water. Strong, crispy and green as Ireland. Done.. dinner was set.

I planned on grilling it but ran out of gas so I had to go with the oven. As I mentioned before when cooking salmon go 300 to 350 and cook it a little longer than scorching it which depletes it of those healthy fats. Foil on the bottom, minced garlic, salt and pepper with a squeeze of lemon and some Tajin Seasoning for some chili flavor minus the heat. I love heat but wanted to lighten up the seasoning to let the salmon shine on its own. This would be a super easy and healthy dinner for camping.

Salmon Filet (fresh)
1 minced garlic
1 lemon
Tajin seasoning
Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
Olive Oil

1. Preheat your oven to 300-350 degrees. On a sheet of foil lay your trimmed asparagus down and top with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Lay your salmon on top of the asparagus and squeeze half a lemon on it. Top with seasoning and finally lay a lemon slice on top. Carefully fold your foil until the it is sealed and leak proof.
Roast in your oven for about 20 minutes. I had some brown rice left over so served mine on top of it.

Feta Elote with Tajin

Feta Elote with Tajin


Corn is just so darn cheap and sweet in the summer. When I fire up the grill, it’s hard not to buy corn and throw it on.   Typical Elote has mayo and would be damn fine with Dukes but I decided to lighten it up a bit with sour cream. (you could use plain yogurt too).   I also didn’t have Cojita cheese on hand so when with Feta.   Finally you can play around with Elote but I think you almost always need to have “Tajin” seasoning. It’s a Mexican favorite that combines chili powder with lime juice so it has this unmistakably unique sweetness. At the top of the bottle it even has a label that reads “This is not a candy”.


Roast your corn on a grill or skillet. I like mine black.   Squeeze a little lime juice and spread some sour cream to your liking. Top it with feta cheese and Tajin seasoning.