Easy Baked Salmon Gremolata recipe with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes! It’s Paleo, Whole30, low carb, low calorie and very healthy!
What is Gremolata?
Gremolata is a simple Italian garnish or condiment made from parsley, lemon zest and garlic. It’s often used as an accompaniment to Ossobuco.
But it can also be used as a garnish or savory topping for other meats and fish and that’s what I’ve done with it in this recipe.
Sometimes people add pine nuts or cheese such as Pecorino Romano to their Gremolata, but I added some almond flour instead to add a little more texture and keep it Paleo compliant.
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How to Make Salmon Topped with Gremolata
This is a really simple recipe that is baked with a few quick cooking vegetables to make an easy one pan light meal. Here’s a few step by step instructions, you’ll find the full recipe at the end of the post.
First of all you need to heat your oven to 350F for a fan oven or 380F for non fan oven.
Then you need to add the garlic, parsley and almond flour together in a blender or food processor and whiz it up, then stir in the lemon zest. If you do not have a blender then you can simply chop the parsley and garlic very finely by hand, it will take a little longer but it still works!
I usually like to line my sheet pans with parchment paper (not waxed paper) for easy clean up, but clearly I forgot this time as you can see from the photos! If you don’t use parchment then it would help to lightly grease the pan instead.
Once you have your sheet pan prepped add the salmon fillets and season with salt and pepper, spray with or brush with a little oil then firmly press the Gremolata crumb mixture on top.
If you want to roast the salmon on a sheet pan alongside some vegetables then you will need to choose some that will cook quickly in the oven such as cherry tomatoes, asparagus or chopped zucchini. Coat the vegetables in a little oil and add them to the pan around the salmon.
Now bake the salmon and vegetables in the oven for 15-20 mins until the fish is cooked through and the tops are slightly brown.
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Salmon Gremolata with Roasted Vegetables
- 4 salmon fillets
ROASTED VEGETABLES (optional)
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Heat your oven to 350F for a fan oven, 380F for non fan oven.
Blitz the garlic, parsley and almond meal together in a blender or food processor, then stir in the lemon zest.
Place the salmon fillets on a greased or parchment lined sheet pan.
Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper, brush or spray with a little oil, then carefully press the Gremolata crumb mixture on top.
If you are using the optional vegetables to roast alongside the salmon, simply toss them in a little oil, place them around the salmon on the sheet pan and season with salt and pepper.
Bake for 15-20 mins until the fish is cooked through and the tops are golden.
Adapted from BBC Good Food