Lemon and mint salmon

    Lemon and mint salmon

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    33min


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    About this recipe: This easy salmon recipe is one of my trademark dishes. My family asks for it weekly. Salmon fillets are briefly pan-fried, then topped with a delicious lemon and mint breadcrumb mixture. The whole lot is baked till the salmon is beautifully flaky.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 750g salmon fillets, with skin
    • 1 lemon, zest and juice
    • 1 slice multi-grain bread
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 1 small handful fresh mint
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:23min  ›  Ready in:33min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Drizzle the fish with the lemon juice.
    3. Finely process the multi-grain bread, salt, pepper, garlic, mint, cayenne and lemon zest in a food processor (you can also chop everything by hand, but it has to be very finely chopped).
    4. Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the salmon with the skin side up for 3-5 minutes over a medium-high heat. Place in an ovenproof dish with the skin down. Spread the bread mix over the salmon and press down lightly. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the fish breaks easily with a fork and the crust is brown. If the fillets are thick, they'll need a little longer. Then lay a piece of aluminium foil over them so that they don't burn.

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