Herb Crusted Salmon for Father’s Day

  • Louise cooked this recipe for her Dad, Don

An easy idea for cooking up a memorable Father's Day lunch.

If you don’t want to use the whole bulb of roasted garlic you can keep any spare in a small jar or tub with a lid, just top up with olive oil to cover and store for up to two weeks in the fridge.  It’s great used in dressings, spread on toast or a pizza!

You can use dried herbs but then you’ll only need about one third the amount as the flavour is more concentrated than in fresh herbs.

Ingredients

  • 2 BigFish plain Salmon Fillets

    (or use our Organic if you prefer!) defrosted according to pack instructions

  • 1 jar Dijon mustard
  • 150-300g of fresh chopped herbs

    we suggest a mix of parsley, coriander, basil and rosemary. 

  • A bulb of garlic

    for roasting

  • Spring onions

    to garnish

  • Olive oil

Method

  • 1.

    Heat the oven to gas mark 6/200°C (180°C fan).  Separate the garlic cloves, then pop them (unpeeled) in a dish or on a baking sheet, lightly coating in a little olive oil.  Roast for 20-25 minutes in the oven until the skin is lightly browned and the cloves are soft.  Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

    Turn the oven down to gas 3/170°C (150°C fan). 

  • 2.

    While the garlic is cooking, prepare the salmon fillets.  Place them in a dish and cover very generously with mustard, use at least 150g (even the whole jar!)

  • 3.

    Mash at least six cloves of roasted garlic (more if you like) and mix with the chopped herbs, then cover each fillet completely with this mixture.

  • 4.

    Wrap the fillets in tin foil and bake for 20 minutes.  Check halfway through to make sure you don’t overcook, bearing in mind that thicker fillets will take slightly longer.

  • 5.

    Now serve, garnishing with a little finely chopped spring onion.  We enjoyed this dish with some nice wild rice and steamed spinach, or you could maybe try it with new potatoes and seasonal English asparagus!

  • “This is a really fresh-tasting dish that my Dad loves! I prefer to use fresh herbs from my garden – or you can buy them in the supermarket.”

    Louise Coulbeck

With thanks to favfamilyrecipes.com for the concept

Preparation Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes (plus 20 to roast the garlic)

Serves

2 (easily doubled)