Pancetta-wrapped salmon

Pancetta-wrapped salmon

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A classic supper for two, or if you've got friends over, the recipe is easily doubled

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal455
  • fat25g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs156g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein41g
  • salt0.93g
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Ingredients

  • 200g small new potato, sliced
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 3 sprigs tarragon, leaves chopped
    Tarragon

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

  • zest 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • knob of butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 x 170g skinless salmon fillet
  • 4 slices pancetta or prosciutto
    Pancetta

    Pancetta

    pan-chet-ah

    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for 5 mins. Drain and tip into a bowl - they will be slightly underdone. Toss with the tarragon, lemon zest, butter and seasoning to taste. Pile in the centre of a foil-lined baking tray.

  2. Season salmon with black pepper and wrap the pancetta or prosciutto around the fillets. Place on top of the potatoes and roast for 15-20 mins, or until the fish flakes easily and the pancetta or prosciutto is golden. Serve with steamed green beans.

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Comments (20)

highlander60's picture
5

fabulous ....easy and quick to make ...lovely variety in flavours ...followed receipe exactly ... A winner in this household....

cshobbs's picture

Great!
Don't forget to skin the fish!

ross1984's picture
5

Made this for 3 people and everybody loved it. We don't eat fish enough in this house, so this is definitely a recipe which will be used again.

bowen192's picture
3

I really liked this, but my girlfriend didn't like the salmon/pancetta combination much.

phantom's picture
5

Really tasty and very simple.

buona_forchetta's picture
4

Gorgeous! I used lemon thyme [forgot to buy tarragon] and used parma ham instead of bacon. yum.

rosabel's picture

Sorry for the duplicate comments - problems with my computer or finger-trouble!

rosabel's picture

I followed the recipe for the Salmon wrapped with Pancetta. I made this in my Sharp Microwave/Convection Fan Oven and it turned out succulent and tasty. Instead of using boiled new potates, I did jacket potatoes in my Microwave/Convection Oven. I scrubbed Maris Piper potatoes, pricked them all over with a fork, then rubbed butter and salt into the potatoes and baked them on the rack until golden with crispy skin (about one hour). We liked this recipe so much, we had it twice in one week! The second time, we had Nigella L's mash (with nutmeg, butter and cream, mmm). A great dish for entertaining!

rosabel's picture

I followed the recipe for the Salmon wrapped with Pancetta. I made this in my Sharp Microwave/Convection Fan Oven and it turned out succulent and tasty. Instead of using boiled new potates, I did jacket potatoes in my Microwave/Convection Oven. I scrubbed Maris Piper potatoes, pricked them all over with a fork, then rubbed butter and salt into the potatoes and baked them on the rack until golden with crispy skin (about one hour). We liked this recipe so much, we had it twice in one week! The second time, we had Nigella L's mash (with nutmeg, butter and cream, mmm). A great dish for entertaining!

rosabel's picture

I followed the recipe for the Salmon wrapped with Pancetta. I made this in my Sharp Microwave/Convection Fan Oven and it turned out succulent and tasty. Instead of using boiled new potates, I did jacket potatoes in my Microwave/Convection Oven. I scrubbed Maris Piper potatoes, pricked them all over with a fork, then rubbed butter and salt into the potatoes and baked them on the rack until golden with crispy skin (about one hour). We liked this recipe so much, we had it twice in one week! The second time, we had Nigella L's mash (with nutmeg, butter and cream, mmm). A great dish for entertaining!

rosabel's picture

I followed the recipe for the Salmon wrapped with Pancetta. I made this in my Sharp Microwave/Convection Fan Oven and it turned out succulent and tasty. Instead of using boiled new potates, I did jacket potatoes in my Microwave/Convection Oven. I scrubbed Maris Piper potatoes, pricked them all over with a fork, then rubbed butter and salt into the potatoes and baked them on the rack until golden with crispy skin (about one hour). We liked this recipe so much, we had it twice in one week! The second time, we had Nigella L's mash (with nutmeg, butter and cream, mmm). A great dish for entertaining!

rosabel's picture

I followed the recipe for the Salmon wrapped with Pancetta. I made this in my Sharp Microwave/Convection Fan Oven and it turned out succulent and tasty. Instead of using boiled new potates, I did jacket potatoes in my Microwave/Convection Oven. I scrubbed Maris Piper potatoes, pricked them all over with a fork, then rubbed butter and salt into the potatoes and baked them on the rack until golden with crispy skin (about one hour). We liked this recipe so much, we had it twice in one week! The second time, we had Nigella L's mash (with nutmeg, butter and cream, mmm). A great dish for entertaining!

lesleyb83's picture

So delicious, made this for my sister and she loved it, even tho not a huge salmon lover.

GVB's picture
5

Very simple and easy to prepare. I used basil as I couldn't get fresh tarragon. Popular with the whole family and will definitely be a regular meal! Would work well for family supper or dinner guests.

miriamc's picture

I added some white wine to the salmon and placed the potatoes on the sides not on top. Delicious.

MaxxyysMum's picture
5

This is a firm favourite with my very picky family.

joanne.webb's picture
3

This is great an I do this quite often, sometimes I used streaky bacon instead and add leeks instead of the tarragon

lizzafezza's picture
4

Great combination

minimagic80's picture

This is a very simple and a very nice dish, that i now do quite often!

smudgy's picture
4

The salmon keeps moist with the pancetta

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