Try this Scandi-style salmon with pickle potato salad, then check out more salmon recipes such as our quick-cured beetroot salmon with beetroot and apple salad.

Also discover more Scandinavian recipes including our Swedish meatballs, gravadlax and more.


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 lemon, zested
  • 4 tbsp demerara sugar
  • a small bunch dill, chopped


  • 300g new potatoes
  • drained and finely diced to make 2 tbsp pickled onions
  • drained and finely diced to make 3 tbsp gherkins
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise


  • STEP 1

    Put the salmon skin-side down in a small baking dish. Mix the salt, lemon zest, sugar and 2 tbsp of the dill and pat all over the salmon flesh. Leave for 30 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until tender then drain. Leave to cool to room temperature then mix with the rest of the ingredients and another tbsp chopped dill and season.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Rinse the salmon and pat dry. Put on a small roasting tray and bake for 10-15 minutes until just cooked.

  • STEP 4

    Serve the salmon with the potato salad and a little extra dill if you like.

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