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Christmas salmon recipes

41 Recipes
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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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  • Salmon sen croûte served on a platter

    Salmon en croûte with ginger & raisins

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Pastrami-cured salmon with pickles and rye bread

    Pastrami-cured salmon

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Smoked salmon & avocado terrines

    Smoked salmon & avocado terrines

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.50 ratings

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

  • Smoked salmon & spinach gratin served in a casserole dish

    Smoked salmon & spinach gratin

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • A slice of salmon coulibiac

    Easy salmon coulibiac

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Smoked salmon gateau

    Smoked salmon gateau

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Salmon & prawns with dill & lime aïoli

    Salmon & prawns with dill & lime aïoli

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Salmon & herby potato coulibiacs

    Salmon & herby potato coulibiacs

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Smoked salmon soufflés

    Smoked salmon soufflés

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.38 ratings

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

  • Salmon, dill & potato tart

    Salmon, dill & potato tart

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.23 ratings

    This delicious smoked salmon tart makes a light alternative for lunch

  • Smoked salmon with Asian dressing

    Smoked salmon with Asian dressing

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.15 ratings

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

  • Smoked salmon terrine

    Smoked salmon terrine

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Salmon & lemon mini fish cakes

    Salmon & lemon mini fish cakes

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Spiced salmon coulibiac

    Spiced salmon coulibiac

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Smoked salmon carpaccio

    Smoked salmon carpaccio

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Citrus-cured salmon gravadlax

    Citrus-cured salmon gravadlax

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Luxe fish pie

    Luxe fish pie

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.21 ratings

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

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