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

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  • Ready in: Prep: 15 M, Cook: 15 M, Total: 30 M
  • Serves: 4
  • Complexity: easy
  • kcal: 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
Asparagus, Lemon and Basil Ricotta Stuffed Salmon Rolls with Lemon Sauce

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


  • 4 (5 ounce) salmon fillets, skins removed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (12 ounce) container ricotta
  • 1/2 cup parmigiana 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
  • 1 cup asparagus, blanched
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 tablespoons parmigiana Reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Step by Step 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 greased baking sheet with the seam side down.

      Bake in a preheated 425F/220C oven until the salmon is just cooked, about 15-20 minutes.

      Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, add the mixture of the broth, lemon juice and cornstarch and heat until it thickens, about 3-5 minutes.

      Serve the salmon rolls topped with the lemon sauce and optionally garnish with more basil and lemon zest.

      OPTIONS: Replace the salmon with trout.
                       Serve topped with asparagus pesto! (see below)
                       Serve in basil marinara sauce instead of the lemon sauce!

    2. SRrecipeASPARAGUS PESTO:  A light, fresh and bright summery asparagus and basil pesto!

      Put all ingredients into a food processor and puree.










      Calories 38, Fat 4g (Saturated 0.9g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 17mg, Carbs 0.7g (Fiber 0.3g, Sugars 0.2g), Protein 1g

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