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Keto Baked Lemon-Garlic Salmon with Asparagus

Keto Baked Lemon-Garlic Salmon with Asparagus

A meal worthy of Sunday brunch, or a go-to weeknight meal, salmon has your impromptu meal plan covered. Once you find the best way to cook fish, your life will never be the same again, because it is so easy to prepare and bake. And let’s not forget that the word of seafood is so diverse! From shrimp to scallops and mussels to lobster, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Most people can easily fall in love with a delicious fillet of salmon, and for good reasons too.

Salmon is a fish that you could eat every day as it is a low-mercury choice (as opposed to swordfish and tuna), though once or twice a week is usually enough to receive all the benefits of this oily fish. It depends on where you live, and if there is a fish market near you, but you should be able to find at least one variety of salmon in shopping distance. Pacific salmon may be offered to you as Chinook, Sockeye, Coho, Pink or Chum, with the first two options being favorites for fillets and steaks. Above all, go for freshness and you can never go wrong.

Since this recipe is an entire meal on its own, there is no need for an extra side dish. Apart from the melted ghee in a saucepan, the salmon and asparagus is oven-ready in a single baking sheet, making clean up fairly easy, yet it will appear as if you spent laborious hours in the kitchen.

Keto Baked Lemon-Garlic Salmon With Asparagus Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 20 minCook: 20 min

Protein: 50g / %

Carbs: 5g / %

Fat: 41g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Asparagus Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salmon Preparation


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and season to taste.
  3. Melt ghee in a saucepan over medium heat, add garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  4. Whisk everything until well blended, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Season the salmon to taste, and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Drizzle the salmon filets with the ghee sauce, and top each filet with lemon slices.
  7. Lay the asparagus around the salmon filets on the baking sheet and place in the oven.
  8. Bake everything in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Top with fresh parsley and serve.
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