Salmon with prawns, pickled salad, dill and creme fraiche on a plate

Christmas salmon recipes

Indulge in our finest festive salmon recipes this Christmas season. The omega-3-rich fish makes an ideal starter, main or topping for canapés. 

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Make this cured salmon and prawn dish as a classy starter for a dinner party. It takes a few days of prep, but it’s well worth it for the flavour that you get

40 mins
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Make this salmon centrepiece, encased in pastry and stuffed with ginger and raisins, for a special occasion. It's lovely served with a watercress salad

1 hr and 20 mins
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Balance out an oily fish, such as salmon, with homemade pickled cranberries. They also add a fun, Christmassy feel to the dish

45 mins
Easy
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Serve this gravadlax-style salmon on Christmas morning with bagels, or for festive canapés. It's inspired by a New York deli breakfast

1 hr and 5 mins
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49 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A light, elegant make-ahead starter to ease you into the Christmas Day blow-out, or to kick off a dinner party menu

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
37 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A hit of vodka gives this classic a new edge. Serve with a shot of vodka for full effect

15 mins
Easy
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Pickle vegetables and serve with smoked salmon for a fabulous festive starter. Keep the leftover veg in the fridge to have with cold cuts over Christmas

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Make this easy Swedish-inspired smoked salmon and spinach gratin with just four ingredients. Serve with potatoes and roasted beets – perfect for entertaining

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

This dish of pastry-wrapped rice and fish is easy but impressive so it works well as a midweek meal or dinner party centrepiece

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Layer fish with lemon cream cheese and a gravadlax dressing of brandy, dill and mustard for a sensational centrepiece

1 hr and 15 mins
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9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

For a simple, smart starter, just mix mayo with garlic, herbs and a squeeze of lime and serve with seafood and brown bread

15 mins
Easy
11 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This speedy salad can be whipped up as an impressive starter - the fish is completely lifted by contrasting flavours

25 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

An impressive addition to any buffet, this puff pastry parcel is filled with fish in a creamy parsley, dill and lemon sauce

1 hr and 45 mins
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38 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

These non-scary, freezer-friendly soufflés can be baked ahead, then reheated in the oven before serving

1 hr
Easy
23 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This delicious smoked salmon tart makes a light alternative for lunch

1 hr and 5 mins
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14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A mix of chilli, lime, sesame and soy turns a traditional smoked salmon starter into a spicy taste sensation

30 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A show-stopping layered fish centrepiece with cream cheese and lemon filling, flavoured with dill and chives

50 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These fish cakes provide a tasty gluten-free alternative to your festive spread

45 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This make-ahead main of pastry-wrapped fish and rice is an extra-special way to serve seafood for a dinner party, spiced with cardamom, cloves and chilli

1 hr and 10 mins
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6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Divide a whole side of salmon into fillets, cover with a sticky citrus glaze, then bake for a festive dinner party crowd-pleaser

1 hr
Easy
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

James Martin's stunning seafood starter is guaranteed to impress at any dinner party - layer with beetroot, orange and tangy horseradish cream

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Gravadlax makes a stunning prepare-ahead starter or centrepiece for your New Year festivities

10 hrs
Easy
17 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Salmon and smoked haddock are perfect partners in this creamy, cheesy fish dish - freeze ahead and thaw for a make-ahead dinner party main

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Impress family and friends with our Scandinavian-inspired gratin with salmon, beetroot, potatoes and dill; a comforting bake that's perfect for entertaining

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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