Honey Grilled Salmon and Asparagus

Makes 4 servings

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 15 min

Add a taste of spring to this simple dinner with seasonal asparagus. Enjoy the sweet hint of honey and fresh thyme in this easy salmon grill.


1 tbsp sodium reduced soy sauce 15 mL
2 tsp canola oil 10 mL
2 tsp liquid honey 10 mL
2 tsp packed brown sugar 10 mL
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 2 mL (1/2 tsp) dried thyme leaves 5 mL
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper 2 mL
salmon fillets, about 150 g/5 oz each
bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
1/2 fresh lemon 1/2


Step 1
In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, oil, honey, sugar, thyme and pepper.

Step 2
Place salmon in a shallow dish. Pour marinade over top of salmon, spreading evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes, turning once if possible.

Step 3
Lightly spray asparagus with cooking spray and place on preheated and oiled grill on medium high heat. Grill, turning a couple of times until tender crisp. Add salmon fillets and grill for 5 minutes. Discard marinade. Turn salmon over and grill for about 5 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily when tested*. Serve with asparagus. Squeeze lemon over asparagus just prior to serving. * Use a digital food thermometer to check that salmon has reached an internal temperature of 70°C (158°F).


Just snap it! To get rid of the woody ends, bend each asparagus stalk near the bottom end and it will break off at the right spot.  
Little chefs can help to whisk the marinade together and snap the ends off the asparagus. 
Pick the perfect asparagus. Look for asparagus that are crisp and have bright green spears with tightly closed tips. To store, stand spears in 2.5 cm (1") of water or wrap ends with damp paper towel.  Cover, refrigerate for up to four days. 
Transform this meal into tomorrow’s lunch salad. Make extra salmon and serve it on a bed of greens

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 serving
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 302
Fat / Lipides 17 g
Saturated / saturés 3 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 77 mg
Sodium / Sodium 188 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 7 g
Fiber / Fibres 1 g
Sugars / Sucres 5 g
Protein Protéines 28 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer