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Pan Seared Salmon and Asparagus with Mojo Verde

Pan Seared Salmon and Asparagus with Mojo Verde

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2


Mojo Verde Sauce

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 bunch parseley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 thai green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt ( or to taste)

Salmon and Asparagus

  • 10 stalks trimmed asparagus
  • 2 4- 6 oz fillets salmon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • salt to taste


Mojo verde sauce

  1. Remove the stems from the cilantro and parsley and put in a belnder

  2. Add the  garlic, chillies, salt and cumin and blend for a few seconds

  3. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil. You don't want to make it too smooth. 

  4. Finish with the lemon juice. Adjust seasonings. 


  1. Boil a pot of water and add a pinch of salt in it

  2. Drop the asparagus in the boiling water and cook until done. The asparagus will be dark green and just a bit soft. 

  3. Remove from hot water and dunk the asparagus in cold water to stop cooking

  4. Remove from cold water and let it dry on a clean kitchen towel


  1. Rub the salmon with onion powder, garlic powder and the salt. heat a pan on high heat and add the oil. 

  2. carefully lower the salmon into the pan , skin side down and allow to cook for about 2-3 minutes on high - until the skin crisps up and the salmon is almost cooked.

  3. Flip over to the other side and finish cooking

  4. once the fish is cooked , sprinkle with the chilli flakes and remove on to a wire mesh to finish resting.

  5. Meanwhile, in the same pan add the asparagus and toss to heat it through. 

  6. Serve the asparagus with the fish and the sauce.