Herb Crusted Salmon Recipe with New Potatoes

Roast salmon with herb crust and brown shrimp butter

  • serves 8
  • Easy

Want an impressive alternative main to serve alongside turkey this Christmas? Check out our roast salmon with a crunchy herb crust and buttery new potatoes

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Ingredients

  • sea salt flakes 2 tbsp
  • coriander seeds 2 tsp, toasted and crushed
  • salmon 1.5kg side, skin on
  • new potatoes 1kg, large ones halved
  • butter 150g, diced
  • brown shrimps 70g pack
  • lemons 2, juiced

HERB CRUST

  • flat-leaf parsley ½ a small bunch, roughly chopped
  • dill ½ a bunch, roughly chopped
  • English mustard powder 1 tbsp
  • black peppercorns crushed to make ½ tsp
  • lemon 1, zested
  • capers 50g, drained and rinsed
  • soft white breadcrumns 150g
  • extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp

Method

  • Step 1

    Mix the sea salt with the coriander seeds and sprinkle all over the flesh of the salmon. Cover and chill for 1 hour, then rinse well under gently running cold water and pat dry with kitchen paper.

  • Step 2

    Put the new potatoes in a large pan of lightly salted cold water and bring to the boil, then simmer for 8-10 minutes or until tender to the point of a knife. Drain well.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the parsley, dill, mustard powder, peppercorns, lemon zest and a pinch of salt into a food processor, and whizz until finely chopped. Tip in the capers, breadcrumbs and oil, and pulse until combined.

  • Step 4

    Put the salmon, skin-side down, into a large roasting tin with the new potatoes all around, then pack the herby breadcrumbs all over the top of the fish. Dot the butter all over the potatoes and season, then roast in the oven for 25 minutes. Stir the brown shrimp into the potatoes and butter after 20 minutes, for the final 5 minutes of cooking. Remove from the oven, pour over the lemon juice and serve with roasted carrots and greens tossed in more of the buttery juices, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 726
  • Fat 48.9g
  • Saturates 15.7g
  • Carbs 24.9g
  • Sugars 1.9g
  • Fibre 3.5g
  • Protein 44.9g
  • Salt 2.5g
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