Greek Marinated Salmon With Asparagus

Greek Marinated Salmon With Asparagus
1lb wild salmon filet – preferably skin on
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried mint
1 tsp dried basil
2-3 garlic cloves – finely chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper
1/2 lbs asparagus – stems removed
1/4 cup EVOO
for the Greek Salad:
big hand-full cherry tomatoes – halved
1/2 english cucumber – cubed
1/4 red onion – thinly sliced
1 green pepper – cubed
kalamata olives – approx 3-4 per person
lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil to dress (as desired)
hemp hearts – for garnish
for salmon:
Add thyme, mint, basil, EVOO, lemon juice, and garlic to a bowl and stir to combine – set aside.
Rinse and pat salmon dry with paper towel. Slice filet into 2″ wide portions. Season both sides of the filets with salt and pepper and transfer to a zip-top bag. Pour in the marinade and gently massage the salmon to coat. Lay the salmon flat in the bag, fold over the top half, squeeze out all of the air and seal. Transfer to fridge and let marinade 30min to one hour.
Preheat a grill-pan or grill over medium-high heat. If necessary add a small drizzle of oil to the pan to prevent sticking. Gently lay the salmon in the preheated pan, flesh-side down first. Cook approximately 3-4 minutes per side or until desired doneness (approximately 4 minutes per side for medium).
Transfer grilled salmon to a serving platter. Season asparagus with a pinch of salt and pepper and add to the same pan the salmon was cooked in. Toss in the cherry tomatoes as well. Grill veggies approximately 4-5 minutes, flipping occasionally to avoid burning. Transfer asparagus to the serving platter along with the salmon. Transfer tomatoes to the cutting board and slice in half before adding to the salad.
for the greek salad: Add sliced and grilled cherry tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, onion, and olives to a mixing bowl. Drizzle with a few glugs of EVOO and a squeeze of lemon. Toss everything to coat. *Taste for seasoning. If it needs a bit of salt or pepper you can add some. We like to keep the salad really simple here.

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