Baked salmon

(11 ratings)
Baked salmon
Baked salmon
  • Serves: 8

  • Cooking time:

    25 mins

If you're looking for a great dinner party recipe, this tasty salmon dish looks impressive and is healthy too.


  • 50g butter, diced
  • 1 fresh whole salmon, approx 2kg
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 250ml jar mayonnaise


  1. Preheat oven to 140ºC/284ºF/gas 1. Butter a piece of foil large enough to encase the whole fish. Put salmon on the centre of foil.
  2. Fill the cavity of the fish with half the butter, onion, bay leaves and parsley. Add half the lemon cut into slices, and dot the remaining butter on top. Wrap the foil loosely around the fish but tightly seal the edges. Put on a baking sheet and bake for 2 hrs 10 mins. Leave to cool, then chill overnight.
  3. Gently remove the salmon skin and ease the fillets off bone. Stir the juice of the remaining lemon half into the mayonnaise, and serve with the fish.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 445(kcal)
  • Fat 35.0g
  • Saturates 4.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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