Salmon Packet with Asparagus

Serving Size: 1 packet
Yield: 4 servings

12x19-inch sheets aluminum foil
Cooking spray
1 pound fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
4 4-ounce salmon filets
4 teaspoons dried thyme
6 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill or preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray aluminum foil with cooking spray.

Place 1/4 pound asparagus on each sheet of foil. Place salmon filet on top of asparagus. Sprinkle 1-teaspoon thyme, 1 1/2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar over salmon.

Bring up sides of foil. Double-fold top and ends to seal packet (leave a little room in the packet for air circulation). Repeat for remaining 3 packets.

Place packets in covered grill, over medium-high heat or on baking sheet in oven. Grill for 12 to14 minutes or bake in oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until salmon flakes with a fork.

252 calories, 13 grams total fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 78mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 6g total carbohydrate, 1 grams dietary fiber, 29g protein.

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Last Modified Date: June 14, 2013

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