Farmersgirl Kitchen

Baked Salmon with Herbs – Fish, Feed our Future

A side of salmon baked with herbs and lemon, perfect to feed a crowd.

Salmon isn’t just for summer, it’s one of the easiest fish to cook and very popular with the whole family all year round and this Baked Salmon with Herbs is really easy to make and feeds a crowd. 

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.

It’s also a myth that fish is expensive, there are some really good deals in fish if you look out for them, I got this side of salmon for £10 and you could feed 6 adults generously which I think is a bit of a bargain.

Baked Salmon with Herbs
Serves 6
A great crowd-pleaser, that pleases the cook too, as it's simple to prepare and provides a delicious feast.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. A side of salmon (or 6 fillets)
  2. half a lemon
  3. 2 tsp olive oil
  4. 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  5. 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives
  6. 1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme
  7. salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Wash and the salmon and dry with kitchen paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Lightly season, then cover with another sheet of foil and crimp the edges so that the salmon is sealed in a foil parcel.
  4. Bake in the oven at 160 C for about 30 minutes until the salmon is opaque.
  5. Serve with new potatoes and a green vegetable.
  1. Alternatively, leave to cool in the fridge and serve cold with a variety of salads.
Farmersgirl Kitchen
 A simple way to feed a crowd, Salmon baked with Herbs
This is a good recipe to prepare in the morning, stick in the fridge all parcelled up and then simply preheat the oven and pop it in.  It will be ready in the time you have cooked the vegetables. 
Baked Salmon with Herbs, a delicious and easy recipe to feed a crowd.

I’ll be posting more fish recipes over the next four weeks as part of a campaign by Fish is the Dish to encourage the people of Britain to each more fish, watch out for them.

I’m entering this dish into the Cooking with Herbs challenge run by Karen at Lavender and Lovage, the theme this month is ‘Scarborough Fair’ as I have parsley and thyme in this dish it should fit the bill!

Feed a crowd easily with this simple Salmon Baked with Herbs and lemon


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    belleau kitchen
    October 22, 2014

    I adore baked salmon. My grandma went through a huge health kick many years ago and changed our Sunday roast of lamb and roast potatoes to baked salmon and new potatoes… we were disappointed at first but I grew to love it that now it reminds me of grandma… glad you're cooking with fish, I shall look forward to the recipes. x

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      October 22, 2014

      I have always loved salmon, it used to be such a treat and expensive, now the farmed salmon is probably cheaper than your Sunday Roast!

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    Heidi Roberts
    October 23, 2014

    I love fresh salmon and buy great big pieces, cut up into our sizes and freeze – It's great to have in the freezer!

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    Fiver Feeds
    January 4, 2015

    I haven't it salmon in almost a month (which is a long time for such a lovely dish) so I think it is time 🙂 I'll probably use your recipe and will let you know how was it 🙂

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