1 cup clam juice, fish stock, chicken stock, or chicken broth
2 cups (1½ inch) pieces asparagus
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)
1Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Measure thickness of fish fillets. Season fish with salt and pepper; set aside
2Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add onion, garlic, and thyme; cook until mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally. Add wine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until liquid is reduced to ¼ cup
3Add clam juice. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes more or until liquid is reduced to ¾ cup. Add the asparagus. Cover and cook about 3 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes, parsley, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving platter and keep warm.
4In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add salmon; cook for 4 to 6 minutes per ½-inch thickness of salmon or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once. Serve salmon over vegetable mixture. If desired, garnish with fresh thyme.