Whole baked Alaskan salmon

Whole baked Alaskan salmon

Simple and nutritious, a fish dish is a healthy seasonal alternative.

By , 21 September 2015
Whole baked Alaskan salmon
  • Ready in: 90 mins
  • Serves: 6
  • Price: £1.10 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 204ml serving contains
  • Fat 25
    35%
  • Sat Fat 5
    25%
  • Sugar 1.3
    1%
  • Salt 0.5
    8%
  • Cals 375
    19%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 770kJ/184kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 kg whole salmon
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 sprigs lemon thyme
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 5 tbsp white wine (or water)
  • Few sprigs watercress
  • Cooked sugar snaps, to serve
  • Mayonnaise, to serve
  • New potatoes, to serve
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan /Gas 4. Cut 2 sheets of foil, big enough to wrap the salmon in a loose parcel, then lay them on top of each other on a baking tray and brush the top sheet with oil. Pat the salmon with damp kitchen paper and cut off the head and fins. Lay the salmon on the foil and spread the butter in the cavity and distribute the lemon slices, lemon thyme and shallot inside. Season. Sprinkle on the wine or water and fold the foil into a parcel with room inside for the air to circulate, but with tightly sealed edges. Oven cook for 45-50 minutes – depending on the depth of the fish more than its weight or length.

  • Remove from the oven but don’t undo the parcel. Set aside for 20 minutes. Undo the foil and remove the lemon slices, lemon thyme and shallot. Carefully peel off the skin. Scatter the salmon with a few sprigs watercress and serve with sugar snaps, new potatoes and mayonnaise.