Perfectly roasted lemon thyme sole with crisp-tender asparagus and a creamy lemon dijon sauce. This is a no muss, no fuss, fish dish that you will want to make over and over again. Gluten free, paleo, whole 30
Place asparagus in baking dish, I created two layers of asparagus facing opposite directions. Drizzle with 1.5 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper, 1/2 of the lemon zest, and a few sprigs of fresh thyme. Bake at 350 for 14 minutes.
Season sole with salt and pepper on both sides. Lay sole over asparagus (after asparagus has cooked for 14 minutes) in a double layer if fish is very thin (mine was). Place remaining fresh thyme and remaining lemon zest over fish, drizzle with remaining (1/2 tbsp) olive oil.
Roast in oven for 19 minutes, remove from oven and set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium heat melt butter and whisk in mustard. Whisk continuously adding lemon juice and 5 tbsp of fish cooking liquid (I simply tilt the baking dish and scoop out the 5 tbsp). Cook for 4 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Season sauce with a pinch of sea salt.