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Salmon with Asparagus Radish and Pomegranate Dressing

By Lucy Rose Clinic

December 14, 2021

Today I have a different take on the traditional Christmas Roast. Living in a hotter climate makes roast meals not as seasonally suitable, and many Aussies love having a seafood Christmas.

So this recipe could be the center point of your family feast, surrounded by fresh prawns, crunchy salads, and good conversations!

Bon appetite!


  • 1.6 kg side of salmon pinboned and skin on
  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon sliced plus cheeks to serve
  • 2 bunches asparagus
  • 1 bunch small red radishes
  • 1 bunch dill pick the sprigs

Pomegranate dressing

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 tblsp maple syrup
  • 1 pomegranate scoop the arils out
  • 2 tblsp parsley finely chopped
  • sea salt and pepper to season. Omit black pepper if AIP


  • Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced (200°C conventional). Line a roasting tray large enough to fit salmon with baking paper.
  • Place salmon on prepared tray and drizzle with olive oil, then arrange lemon slices on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until salmon flakes when tested with a skewer.
  • Meanwhile, use a mandoline or vegetable peeler to finely shave asparagus lengthways, and finely shave radishes. Toss in a bowl with dill.
  • To make pomegranate dressing, whisk zest, juice, oil and syrup in a small bowl to combine. Season. Stir in arils and parsley.
  • Toss half of the dressing with asparagus salad, then pile on salmon. Scatter with herbs and serve with lemon and remaining dressing.

NUTRITION: Calories: 618kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 58gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 1824mgFiber: 6gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1677IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 6mg

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