This recipe is a surefire way to eat right, feel good, and maintain a light midsection while most importantly getting full. It's the perfect bourbon-glazed combination of good fats from fish (protein) and green veggies, leaving out starch to minimize carbs.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 6-ounce salmon fillets
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Ingredients

4
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Rinse asparagus under cold water and snip off the bottom of each sprout. Dry with a paper towel and lay flat on a baking sheet.

  • Rinse salmon; pat dry with paper towels. Lay salmon face-up on a separate baking sheet.

  • Drizzle olive oil over asparagus; season with salt and pepper and rub through and around the asparagus.

  • Bake asparagus in the preheated oven, turning over halfway, until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

  • Rub about 2 tablespoons brown sugar over the salmon. Drizzle 1/2 the bourbon over salmon. Let marinate, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Melt butter spread in a medium nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Add the remaining brown sugar; stir to dissolve. Add salmon fillets; cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Pour in the remaining bourbon during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Serve with the asparagus.

Cook's Notes:

You can use unsalted butter in place of the non-dairy version.

If you have thick pieces of salmon, place the pan from the stove into the oven for 5 minutes to ensure the inside of the salmon is cooked thoroughly.

Nutrition Facts

487 calories; protein 33.2g 67% DV; carbohydrates 22.5g 7% DV; fat 19.1g 30% DV; cholesterol 72mg 24% DV; sodium 212.6mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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