Whole salmon baked in foil

    1 hour

    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.

    Durham, England, UK
    60 people made this

    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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