Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

This technique cooks salmon perfectly every time. The sauce is flavorful and rich, but not heavy--just right for a weeknight.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler with oven rack about 4 in. from heat.

Step 2

Snap off bottom of an asparagus spear to see where it breaks easily. Line up remaining spears and slice off bottoms at the same spot. Put trimmed asparagus on a 12- by 17-in. rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with oil and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on baking sheet.

Step 3

Season salmon with remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper, then set on top of asparagus in a single layer.

Step 4

Broil salmon and asparagus until salmon is no longer translucent but still moist in center and asparagus is browned in spots, 8 to 12 minutes. If asparagus isn't done, lift salmon to a platter and return asparagus to oven for a few more minutes.

Step 5

Meanwhile, whisk together crème fraîche, mustard, chives, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl.

Step 6

Serve salmon and asparagus with crème fraîche sauce.

Sheet Pan Suppers (Workman, 2014)

Ratings & Reviews

Can't get any easier....

June 24, 2015
Love this recipe.  It's great for 1 to 4 people, and takes minutes to make.

Pretty, tasty, fresh

July 14, 2015
This was wonderful- easy to make, quick, delicious and fresh. We loved the combination of salmon and asparagus, and the crème fraîche sauce was divine. Served with steamed rice and a salad, it was filling and satisfying. The only change I made was to broil the salmon next to the asparagus instead of on top, also making it easier to remove the skin without disturbing the asparagus when serving. I would definitely serve this to company. Highly recommended!


July 22, 2015
Love the one pan concept. My family raved about this one. So easy and presents like it took a long time to make.  Followed directions and it came out perfectly. This is a keeper! 

Easy and Delicious!

July 26, 2015
I don't consider myself a very good cook. This was easy and came out great.  I was unable to buy creme fraiche at the grocery store and did not have time to make my own so I made the cheat version (mix sour cream with whipping cream) and it was still delicious.