Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Lemon Sauce

Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Lemon Sauce
Looking for a new way to enjoy some spring/summer asparagus? How about this asparagus and lemon and basil ricotta stuffed salmon rolls with lemon sauce? I came across the idea for ricotta and asparagus trout rolls in the latest edition of the All You Need Is Cheese magazine and as soon as I saw it I knew that I would need to try it! I am always looking for tasty new ways to include fish in my meal plan and you really can't go wrong stuffing some with plenty of cheese and asparagus! This recipe takes the ends of salmon (or trout) fillets, and stuffs them with a mixture of ricotta, fresh chopped basil and lemon zest along with the asparagus and the combination is simply brilliant; it just screams summer-y goodness! I added some parmesan cheese to the mix which is just packed with a mild flavour that brings everything home! The salmon rolls are served with a simple sauce with a base of broth and lemon juice and I added a touch of butter because the lemon butter flavour combo is so good! You can optionally (I highly recommend it!) serve these salmon rolls topped with a fresh asparagus and basil pesto and you could also serve them with a fresh basil marinara sauce. No matter how you serve these asparagus and lemon and basil ricotta stuffed salmon rolls with lemon sauce they are sure to be the talk of the dinner table this summer!

Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Lemon Sauce

Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Lemon Sauce

Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Lemon Sauce
Top with a fresh asparagus and basil pesto!

Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Asparagus Pesto

Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Asparagus Pesto

Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Asparagus Pesto
These salmon rolls are also great in a basil marinara sauce!

Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Asparagus Pesto and Basil Marinara

Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Lemon SauceAsparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Asparagus Pesto
Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Lemon Sauce

Asparagus and Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Lemon Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

Salmon rolls stuffed with a summery lemon and basil ricotta and asparagus that is baked and served with a fresh and tasty lemon sauce!


ingredients
  • 4 (5 ounce) salmon fillets, skins removed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (12 ounce) container ricotta
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 2 tablespoons basil, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
directions
  1. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper to taste, lay them down with the skin side up, top with the mixture of the ricotta, parmesan, basil, lemon zest, salt and pepper, several spears of asparagus and roll them up before placing them on a grease baking sheet with the seam side down.
  2. Bake in a preheated 425F/220C oven until the salmon is just cooked, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat, add the mixture of the broth, lemon juice and corn starch and heat until it thickens, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Serve the salmon rolls topped with the lemon sauce and optionally garnish with more basil and lemon zest.

Option: Replace the salmon with trout.
Option: Serve topped with asparagus pesto! (see below)
Option: Serve in basil marinara sauce instead of the lemon sauce!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 400, Fat 21.7g (Saturated 9.4g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 107mg, Sodium 419mg, Carbs 8.8g (Fiber 1.3g, Sugars 1.6g), Protein 43.8g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam
Asparagus Pesto

Asparagus Pesto

Servings: 16(~1 cup or 16 1 tablespoon servings)

A light, fresh and bright summery asparagus and basil pesto!


ingredients
  • 1 cup asparagus, blanched
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 tablespoons parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
directions
  1. Puree everything in a food processor.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 38, Fat 4g (Saturated 0.9g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 17mg, Carbs 0.7g (Fiber 0.3g, Sugars 0.2g), Protein 1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

6 comments:

Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

This takes salmon to a whole new level! Gorgeous!

Maria said...

The stuffing sounds delicious and so versatile!

Sara De Leeuw said...

These are beautiful! Where do you get your ideas?

Heather Christo said...

just beautiful Kevin!

Marla Meridith said...

Gorgeous salmon recipe Kevin!

Mary said...

Just made this for dinner tonight. FABULOUS!! I changed the lemon sauce using a quarter cup chicken broth and 6 tbsp lemon juice. We LOVE our lemon. I can't wait to make this for guests. It looks SO impressive and so little work! Thanks SO much for a great recipe.

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