Seared Salmon and Asparagus with Easy Hollandaise

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This dinner recipe is as impressive as a restaurant meal, but it’s so easy to put together. So, no excuses for eating out again, we’re dining in tonight! The salmon and asparagus spears are seared in a single pan, then the hollandaise is quickly whipped up in a blender. Anyone can make hollandaise using this method, yes that means you. Even if you’ve broken this sauce a million times, you’ll have this on the table in no time.

Seared salmon and asparagus spears with hollandaise sauce on top.

I chose salmon and asparagus, but you could easily substitute broccoli if you’d prefer that instead. Our keto spin on rice pilaf would go great with this recipe as well. Let me know what you’d pour this sauce on top of in the comments. It’s a great way to add more fat to your meals, and I’m always looking for new ideas!

Yields 2 servings of Seared Salmon and Asparagus with Easy Hollandaise

The Preparation

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 (4-oz) wild salmon fillets
  • 8 ounces asparagus
  • 6 tablespoons clarified butter
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Seasoning to taste

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika

The Execution

1. Preheat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the avocado oil and allow it to get hot. While you’re waiting, season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.

Recipe ingredients on a table.
2. Sear the salmon fillets skin side down for 5 minutes or so, or until the salmon can be easily removed from the pan. Flip the salmon fillets, then add the asparagus spears to sear while you cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Salmon and asparagus cooking in a pan.
3. Heat the clarified butter in a small pan then remove from the heat. You want it hot enough to bubble so that during the next part of this step the heat will cook the yolks. Add the egg yolks to a blender along with salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Blend for several seconds, then open the top of the lid and slowly stream the butter in while the blender is still running. It should turn into hollandaise sauce. If it’s too thick then feel free to thin it out with a bit of water.

Checking the consistency of the hollandaise.
4. Serve the seared salmon and asparagus with the hollandaise sauce drizzled on top.

Plated recipe with sauce drizzled on top.

This makes a total of 2 servings of Seared Salmon and Asparagus with Easy Hollandaise. Each serving comes out to be 702.2 Calories, 58.75g Fats, 3.8g Net Carbs, and 42g Protein.

Seared Salmon with AsparagusCaloriesFats(g)Carbs(g)Fiber(g)Net Carbs(g)Protein(g)
1 tablespoon avocado oil121140000
8 ounces wild salmon4171700062
8 ounces asparagus500.59.34.54.85.4
6 tablespoons clarified butter612720000.7
2 large egg yolks1439.50.700.713
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice554.50.600.62.7
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper3.401.10.110.1
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder0.700.10.100
1/8 teaspoon onion powder1.300.300.30.1
1/8 teaspoon paprika100.200.20
Totals1404.4117.512.34.77.684
Per Serving (/2)702.258.756.152.353.842
Seared Salmon and Asparagus with Easy Hollandaise

10 minutes

15 minutes

25 minutes

Yield: 2

Calories per serving: 702.2

Fat per serving: 58.75

Seared Salmon and Asparagus with Easy Hollandaise

The salmon and asparagus spears are seared in a single pan, then the hollandaise is quickly whipped up in a blender.

The Preparation

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 (4-oz) wild salmon fillets
  • 8 ounces asparagus
  • 6 tablespoons clarified butter
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Water, if needed
  • Seasoning to taste
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika

The Execution

  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the avocado oil and allow it to get hot. While you’re waiting, season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  2. Sear the salmon fillets skin side down for 5 minutes or so, or until the salmon can be easily removed from the pan. Flip the salmon fillets then add the asparagus spears to sear while you cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Heat the clarified butter in a small pan then remove from the heat. You want it hot enough to bubble so that during the next part of this step the heat will cook the yolks. Add the egg yolks to a blender along with salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Blend for several seconds, then open the top of the lid and slowly stream the butter in while the blender is still running. It should turn into hollandaise sauce. If it's too thick then feel free to thin it out with a bit of water.
  4. Serve the seared salmon and asparagus with the hollandaise sauce drizzled on top.

Notes

This makes a total of 2 servings of Seared Salmon and Asparagus with Easy Hollandaise. Each serving comes out to be 702.2 Calories, 58.75g Fats, 3.8g Net Carbs, and 42g Protein.

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