ASPARGUS & LEMON & BASIL RICOTTA STUFFED SALMON ROLLS WITH LEMON SAUCE

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

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

Ingredients

            4 (5 ounce) salmon fillets, skins remove

            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

Diractions 

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 in basil marinara sauce instead of the lemon sauce!