Baked salmon with parmesan and parsley crust


Baked salmon with parmesan and parsley crust

Prep Time ~ 30 mins Cooking Time ~ 15 mins
Approx Cost ~ £15 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 6

Tips ~ You could use a soft cheese with herbs, such as Boursin, instead of the cream cheese to give a richer flavour.


6 x 150g / 6oz salmon fillets, skinned

Salt and pepper

150g / 6oz cream cheese

Small clove garlic, crushed

½ lemon, grated rind only

25g / 1oz fresh white breadcrumbs

25g / 1oz fresh, coarsely grated parmesan

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus extra to garnish

Paprika for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6
  • Season both sides of the salmon fillets and place on a greased baking sheet
  • Mash the cream cheese with the garlic, salt and pepper and lemon rind.
  • Divide into six and spread on top of each salmon fillet.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan and parsley in a bowl and season.
  • Sprinkle on top of the cream cheese mixture and dust with paprika.
  • Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. To tell when the salmon is done, it will have changed from translucent to an opaque pink.

Serve immediately garnished with parsley