Whole salmon baked in foil

Whole salmon baked in foil


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About this recipe: I like to slowly cook a fresh whole salmon or salmon trout in a foil packet with some white wine, butter and parsley. It's so moist and flavourful, all you need to serve with this are new potatoes and butter.

margaret_fullington Durham, England, UK

Serves: 8 

  • 1 whole salmon or salmon trout (about 2 1/2lbs)
  • butter
  • 4 tablespoons white wine
  • few sprigs of parsley
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat your oven to 150 degrees C / gas mark 2.
  2. Spread a decent amount of butter over a large piece of foil that's big enough to cover the salmon. Place the salmon on the foil and fold the foil up around the edges. Spoon over 4 tablespoons white wine, a few sprigs of parsley, some sea salt and freahly ground pepper. Sometimes I add a bay leaf but that's up to you. Then seal the fish by covering with more foil so no juices or steam can escape. Place in a large roasting tin or baking tray and bake for 45 minutes (or an hour if it's a bigger salmon).
  3. Remove from oven but set aside for 10 minutes before opening and serving.

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Also works great for getting ahead if you're having a buffet and need a whole poached salmon that you want to serve cold.

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