Oven-baked salmon with lemon and fresh herbs

Oven-baked salmon with lemon and fresh herbs

Category: Main meal | Serves: 4

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes


Finely grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon clear honey

1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 salmon steaks, about 140-175g (5-6oz) each

Fresh tarragon sprigs and lemon slices, to garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Place lemon zest and juice, oil, honey, chopped herbs and black pepper in small bowl and whisk together until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Place salmon in ovenproof dish and pour over lemon mixture. Cover dish loosely with foil, making sure it does not touch the fish.
  3. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until fish is cooked and tender and flesh is just beginning to flake.
  4. Using a fish slice, place fish on serving plates; drizzle a little of cooking juices over fish and garnish with tarragon sprigs and lemon slices. Serve with cooked vegetables such as green beans, baby sweetcorn and new potatoes.

Cook’s tips

  • Use cod steaks in place of salmon steaks.

Nutritional information

Oven Salmon with Lemon