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Crispy herbed salmon

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
From Food and Drink


  1. Cut salmon in four and score the skin. Put in a non-metal dish.

  2. Zest and juice two lemons. Halve remaining lemons.

  3. Combine zest and juice with wine, thyme, rosemary, dill, one-third of the oil and half the parsley. Season.

  4. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  5. Pour marinade over salmon and leave for 30 minutes.

  6. Remove salmon, drain off marinade and fry, skin side down, for 1 minute. Turn and seal other side.

  7. Lay salmon, skin side up, in a roasting tray, sprinkle with salt and roast for about 10 minutes or until just cooked through.

  8. Put on serving dish, drizzle with remaining oil, sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve with lemon halves.


  • 600g/1¼lb salmon fillet, with skin
  • 4 lemons
  • splash white wine
  • 2 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp rosemary leaves
  • 2 tbsp dill fronds
  • 300ml/½ pint olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Maldon sea salt and cracked black pepper

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