Roasted salmon Recipe

Roasted salmon


  • 1 x 2kg/4lb 8oz salmon, filleted to give two sides, skin on
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • good handful mixed herbs such as parsley, dill, chervil or tarragon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • splash white wine


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Sit one of the salmon fillets, skin-side down, on a large sheet of foil or baking parchment. Scatter with the lemon slices, herbs, shallots and seasoning, then sit the second fillet on top - skin-side up. Tie in 2-3 places with string to secure, splash with wine and fold up the foil or paper to seal. Can be chilled for up to 3 hrs.
  2. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 50 mins-1 hr until the salmon is cooked through - check by poking a knife into the fillets and making sure the flesh flakes easily. Serve in foil or paper on a serving plate, or carefully lift out using a couple of fish slices. Slice into portions and serve with the Lemon & chive mayonnaise and New potatoes 'Lyonnaise' (see 'Goes well with' recipes) and half-steamed broccoli (see below).
Prep. Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 4 people
Difficulty: Medium
Cuisine: Fish
Main Ing.: Fish
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