You will not believe how much soft, lemon flavor this extra virgin olive oil adds to the salmon marinade. Flavors of fresh herbs and sea salt really bring this recipe together.
If you saw our last blog post and recipe, we highly recommend combining these two for an incredible spring-inspired dinner. In our Spring Orzo Salad, we use our Zarzis Lemon Vinegar and it really brings out the fresh flavors in the salad with a bit of zing that nicely compliments the softer salmon flavor.
However, in our recipe today we paired the salmon with roasted asparagus and an avocado, lemon, and herb sauce! Let's get cooking.
First, create your salmon marinade using your Zarzis Lemon Olive Oil, fresh parsley, fresh dill, salt, pepper, and juice of one lemon place your salmon skin-side up in the bowl for at least half an hour.
While the salmon is soaking in all that lemony deliciousness, you can make your avocado dressing if you so choose! In a blender, combine the juice of one lemon, Zarzis Lemon Olive Oil, one avocado, two cloves of garlic, a large handful of fresh parsley, and a smaller handful of fresh dill. Season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and add water along the way if the consistency is too thick
Additionally, preheat your oven to 250 degrees and prep your asparagus. Cut off a few inches of the stalk and season with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Set on a baking sheet and once the salmon is good and marinated, add the tray to the oven.
Bake with olives and lemon slices for 8-12 minutes or until fish becomes flakey! Plate with a nice dollop of the avocado dressing and enjoy.
Ingredients (Serves 2):
Large salmon fillet
4 cloves of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl combine Zarzis Lemon Olive Oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dill, parsley, and a healthy serving of salt and pepper. Marinate salmon for at least half an hour.
In a blender add avocado, lemon juice, garlic cloves, parsley, dill, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth, adding water as necessary.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and add salmon and asparagus to a baking tray. When the over is ready, bake for 8-12 minutes or until salmon is flakey.
Remove from the oven and plate with a dollop of the avocado sauce!
Take photos and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #zarzisfamilyrecipes.
We hope you like this and experiment pair it with different sides!
Until next week,