Asparagus & salmon supper

Asparagus & salmon supper

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(4 ratings)

Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins


Serves 2
A sophisticated salmon dish that's super fast to prepare

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal565
  • fat32g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre9g
  • protein41g
  • salt2g
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  • 2 salmon fillets, about 140g/5oz each
  • 100g pack asparagus spears



    Labour-intensive to grow, asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant. They're…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • juice half a lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 410g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
    Cannellini bean

    Cannellini bean

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    Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…

  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach leaves



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  1. Get a steamer on to boil. Put the salmon fillets in the first tier and steam for 3 mins until the salmon has changed colour. Throw the asparagus spears in with the salmon and continue to steam for 4-5 mins until the asparagus is tender and the fish is cooked.

  2. While everything’s steaming, make a dressing by whisking together the olive oil, lemon juice and mustard. Tip the cannellini beans and spinach into a large bowl. When the asparagus is cooked scoop it into the bowl, then stir in the dressing. Divide the vegetables between two plates and sit the salmon on top.

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10th Jun, 2011
Simple but nice. The salmon can also be fried in a pan.
17th Apr, 2009
I wanted to heat the cannellini beans so put them in the bottom of the steamer with some stock and then steamed the salmon & asparagus above it as per the recipe. The spinach wilted nicely when stirred through the drained beans and then I added the dressing and asparagus. Very tasty!
5th Jun, 2008
Really tasty and healthy! It was so quick and easy to make - it took me less than 10 minutes. I think this is going to become a regular post-gym dinner for me!
1st Mar, 2008
As I don't like spinach I used broccoli instead!
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