Foil-Baked Scottish Salmon with Herbs is really easy to make and feeds a crowd. Salmon is one of the easiest fish to cook it’s full of beneficial Omega 3 and very popular with the whole family all year round.
What is Omega 3 and why is it good for you?
Omega-3 is a type of fat found in oil-rich fish like salmon, trout, mackerel sardines, and herring- it’s a ‘good’ fat that’s not only beneficial for health but, essential in the diet (as it cannot be made by the body)
Omega-3 also helps to significantly reduce the chances of cancer and heart disease and boosts sporting performance and concentration. Seafood has long been recognised as the best dietary source of Omega-3.
Is salmon expensive?
It’s a myth that fish is expensive, there are some really good deals in fish if you look out for them. Wild Salmon can be expensive but I got this side of farmed Scottish salmon for £10. And you can feed 6 adults generously with that, which I think is a bit of a bargain.
Can I prepare the salmon ahead of serving?
Prepare the recipe in the morning, put it in the fridge all parcelled up in the foil. And then simply preheat the oven and pop it in. It will be ready in the time you have cooked the vegetables.
All quantities and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page
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Foil-Baked Scottish Salmon with Herbs
- 1 kg Scottish salmon side or 6 fillets
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme
- salt and pepper
- Wash and the salmon and dry with kitchen paper.
- Line a baking tray with foil and place the salmon on top, brush the salmon with oil and sprinkle over the herbs, top with slices from half a lemon.
- Lightly season, then cover with another sheet of foil and crimp the edges so that the salmon is sealed in a foil parcel.
- Bake in the oven at 160 C for about 30 minutes until the salmon is opaque.
- Serve with new potatoes and a green vegetable.