Mary Cadogan's salmon with a cheesy crunch crust

Mary Cadogan's salmon with a cheesy crunch crust

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Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins


Serves 4

Cheer up your friends with an easy salmon midweek meal – it's got just five ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal523
  • fat39g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein41g
  • salt0.66g


  • 4 x 175g salmon fillets
  • 50g softened butter



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

  • 4 tbsp slivered or flaked almond
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 50g gruyère or emmental, coarsely grated



    Gruyère is an undoubted pinnacle of traditional Swiss cheese-making, a culinary masterpiece as…


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Season the salmon steaks all over. Liberally butter a shallow ovenproof dish big enough to take the fish in one layer. Smear the salmon with the remaining butter.

  2. Mix the almonds, parsley and the gruyère or emmental, then press on to the top of the steaks.

  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the topping is crisp and golden and the salmon cooked. Serve with potatoes and a green salad or broccoli.

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12th May, 2018
A quick and easy recipe. I am allergic to tree nuts so I replaced almonds with pine nuts (which are not nuts at all) I had some jarlsberg to use up so used that instead of the suggested cheeses. Delicious! Served with peas and sweetcorn and oven roasted new potatoes. This recipe will be going in my file. Thank you Good Food, you are my ‘go to’ site. My magazines go back to the beginning.
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3rd May, 2013
Very tasty and quick and easy enough to be able to do at the end of the week after a hard day at work. Such a simple recipe with so few ingredients. Well done Mary!
21st Apr, 2010
My family all love this, in fact this recipe got my kids to actually eat salmon. It couldn't be quicker or easier tp prepare - a perfect mid - week meal
25th Aug, 2009
Exceptionally easy and impressive enough to make for an informal dinner party. I used a low fat spread instead of butter and reduced fat cheddar to keep the calorie content down, and it was absolutely delicious. I also sprinkled some bottled lemon juice over the salmon before adding the topping to help keep it moist. Be careful not to over cook it or the juices will dry up - they are lovely poured over new potatoes or green beans.
10th Aug, 2009
So easy - and it looks really special. A good one to impress friends! I've used cheddar when stuck - and it's still delicious.
30th Jul, 2009
This was ok, easy to cook but just wasn't as tasty as other recipes from Good Food.
7th Jul, 2009
Another favourite in our house. So quick and easy. Take care not to over cook it though, otherwise it can be a bit dry.
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