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Pan fried Norwegian salmon with green asparagus

Pan-fried Norwegian salmon with hollandaise sauce is a rich and elegant meal that is simple to prepare and ready in under 30 minutes! Tender and buttery pan-seared salmon fillets served with a smooth, luscious hollandaise is dinner perfection. The hollandaise is rich and creamy and is made entirely in the blender.

Cooking time30-40 min
Difficulty levelMedium




  • Peel the asparagus from the head down and cut off the bottom part. Drop the peeled asparagus into salted boiling water for about 1 minute, or until tender but still bright green. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the blanched asparagus to ice water and chill for 1 minute.
  • Heat quickly in a pan with melted butter right before serving.

Hollandaise sauce

  • Melt butter in a saucer and remove it from the heat.
  • Combine the egg yolks, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt and cayenne pepper into a high power blender and blend for 5 seconds.
  • Slowly stream in the hot butter into the mixture while the blender is running.
  • Pour the sauce into a small bowl and drizzle over the salmon and asparagus.


  • Cut the salmon into portion sizes.
  • Fry the salmon for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Serve with boiled potatoes.