3 Marinade Tips with One-Sheet Cilantro-Parmesan Broccoli Baked Salmon
This One-Sheet Cilantro-Parmesan Broccoli Baked Salmon recipe is the perfect meal to enjoy after spending a day in the outdoors. Healthy, light, and savory!
I have never understood that saying, “Time flies by as you get older,” but now I do. In fact, it was at this dinner party where my girlfriends gathered in my home, where all eight of us were moms of 8 high school seniors, all our babies—which means we’re all headed toward empty-nesting. We often talk about how quickly time is running by, how did this happen, how did we get here? Less time seems to be a huge reality right now, although we’ve all been given the exact amount of time in the day, and that never changes.
Enjoy each moment.
As time looks and feels different than it did years ago, I want to think that we’re handling it more “maturely” now, or that we’ve simplified, slowed down, and learned to enjoy each moment of the day.
That is a daily goal of mine, not that there aren’t spurts of busyness.
Find good hiking friends.
To fight the winter doldrums, my husband and I have been trying to enjoy more of nature together each week, whether soaking up some sunshine, working in the yard, going on a walk or a hike. Getting into the great outdoors feels just right—a place where we both long to be.
Oregon is filled with beauty, and this past week we hiked with our hiking buddies to the top, above the Jacksonville Reservoir. Neither my husband or I have been there. We love being with our friends … we feel so blessed to share special moments with friends in our lives.
We come home, often with aches and pains, enjoy a nice meal and a glass of wine. Sometimes a hot tub. Home to relax.
One-Sheet Cilantro-Parmesan Broccoli Baked Salmon.
This time I made a delicious One-Sheet Cilantro-Parmesan Broccoli Baked Salmon recipe.
My dad caught the Chinook Salmon at the mouth of the Rogue River and Pacific Ocean. There’s nothing quite like fresh salmon.
This recipe was inspired by Aggie’s Kitchen, who just made a Salmon Spinach Bake from a new cookbook, Sugar-Free Mom.
Using parchment paper, I cooked the broccoli for about 15 minutes, and then layered the salmon on top.
Made a delicious marinade of green onion, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese!
Laid the fresh salmon on top of the broccoli, added the cilantro marinade. Baked another 10 minutes.
Then ended with broiling the salmon for a few minutes before eating.
Wow! It was great.
I’ve found a lot of people are intimidated to cook salmon, or fish. It’s actually one of the easiest meals, and I love to serve it for dinner parties!
3 marinade tips.
Here are some salmon (fish) marinade tips, if you’re new to cooking with salmon:
-Marinades can be cooked or uncooked before using. If cooked, it must be completely cooled before adding to the seafood.
-You can make a marinade ahead of time (3 days), and refrigerate, so the flavors are steeped when ready to bake or grill.
-Double the marinade recipe and freeze half in a Ziploc bag for the next time you cook salmon. Easy—pull out of the freezer, thaw, and proceed with the recipe.
What is your favorite way to cook salmon?
Get the Recipe:
One-Sheet Cilantro-Parmesan Broccoli Baked Salmon
- 4-6 salmon fillets
- 6 heaping cups fresh broccoli florets
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
- 2 green onions, scallions, chopped
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place the broccoli florets on top.
- Drizzle the broccoli with olive oil, 1/4 cup of soy sauce, and lightly salt and pepper. Roast for about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine the green onions, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese in a small blender. Process until finely chopped. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Remove the broccoli from the oven. Arrange the salmon fillets, skinned side down, atop the broccoli. Spread the marinade evenly over the fillets.
- Roast for 10 minutes, until the salmon is nearly cooked. Use the back of a spatula to press down and make sure it doesn’t feel “spongy” and is firm.
- Place the pan under the broiler for 3 minutes. Serve with the broccoli and a side of rice.
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Thank you for still having this recipe up. I just happened to google “salmon, cilantro and broccoli”. I’m not looking any further. This sounds like a winner!
This looks easy! I really want to try it. Can anyone suggest a substitute for cilantro?
Basil, parsley, thyme … really any herb would be delicious, Vicky!
This recipe looks and sounds delicious! I love that you put the salmon on top of the broccoli! Also you and your husband are adorable! You certainly don’t look like you’re soon-to-be empty nesters!
That’s a mean looking pesto on top of that salmon. Just delicious!
What beautiful vistas! Looks like a relaxing place to spend some time.
Love this idea! Roasted broccoli is delicious and the marinade on this salmon looks to die for, PINNED!
That looks delicious! We’ll be trying it soon. My 12-year-old is learning to cook, and the first way I taught him to cook salmon (because we didn’t have any lemon in the house) was to use the Lawry’s salmon seasoning as a rub. It’s a good back-up plan when we remember to pull some salmon from the freezer but have an otherwise empty fridge/pantry. I also really like Jamie Oliver’s Salmon Tikka.
Oh my gosh now I have to try this sandy!! That cilantro on the salmon and the green broccoli are just what I’m craving. I’m glad that dish inspired you! You always make the best salmon.
My favorite go to for salmon is a teriyaki marinade my mom gave me years ago. I also like to combine mayo, garlic, parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese…cook salmon for a bit then spread the mixture on top and cook till bubbly. YUMMY!!
You’re so creative! Always surprising me with new ideas. Thanks!