Lemon & black pepper crusted salmon

Lemon & black pepper crusted salmon

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
This simple, speedy fish dish combines contrasting textures of succulent salmon fillets with a crunchy breadcrumb topping

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal346
  • fat15g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein17g
  • salt0.5g


  • 500g baby new potatoes
    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…

  • zest ½ lemon, then cut into wedges



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

  • 4 tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 25g butter, melted, plus a knob for the potatoes



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1½ tsp coarsely ground peppercorns
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets
  • a few thyme sprigs, leaves only
  • cooked broccoli or spring greens, to serve
    Spring greens

    Spring greens

    sp-ring gr-eens

    Spring greens are the first cabbages of the year. They have fresh, loose heads without the hard…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Wash the potatoes and place in a large pan of cold, salted water. Cover and bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 mins until cooked.

  2. While the potatoes cook, combine the lemon zest, breadcrumbs, butter and peppercorns. Put the salmon fillets in a large roasting tin and sprinkle 1 tbsp of crumbs on each fillet. Pop the lemon wedges in the tin and bake for 8-10 mins until the salmon is cooked and the crumb is golden and crunchy.

  3. When the potatoes are cooked, drain in a colander and crush lightly. Add a knob of butter, season and scatter with the thyme. Serve with broccoli or spring greens.

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matthollings's picture
10th Nov, 2017
Really is the stated prep and cook time! Hits our table regularly.
9th Sep, 2017
Very nice super easy and quick meal!
13th Jul, 2015
This recipe is so juicy and so full of energi at the same time! Salmon tasted like heaven With that crust on top and the potatoes were Perfect! I Cant wait to make that one again!
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