Salt Baked Salmon | Jamie’s Quick and Easy Food

Salt Baked Salmon recipe by Jamie Oliver


  • 1 salmon 5 kilos
  • Salt 5 kilos
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Mustard 1 teaspoon
  • Basil (a handful)
  • 1 chilli
  • Fresh mint 30 g
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Salt

Cooking Instructions:

  1. We are going to cook a whole fish in salt. It is an old-school method you can cook this salmon at home and it is also great to cook for a lot of people. Take a 5 kilo salmon and 4-5 kilos of salt, or enough salt to cover the fish.
  2. Take your salt, add a glass of water and 1 egg. Give that a good mix, to mix salt with water and an egg.
  3. Take your fish, leave the scales, have it gutted. Place some herbs into the cavity. Fill in your salmon with some fennel, marjoram, parsley, chives and slices of lemon.
  4. Take a big baking tray, with some salt create a base for your fish. You want 2 cm of salt under the fish and over and around the fish.
  5. Place your fish into the oven for 40 minutes at 200 degrees C.
  6. While the fish is baking, cook easy mayonnaise. Start whisking 1 egg yolk, without stopping whisking add 1 teaspoon of mustard and add 100 ml of extra-virgin olive oil. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of good quality vinegar and then, season to taste. To make this basil even better, use essence of basil. Take a handful of basil and place it into the pestle and mortar. Add a pinch of salt and some olive oil. Bash it up. Sieve your bashed basil into your mayo and give it a mix. DIY mayo is absolutely delicious.
  7. Chilli salsa with mint will be a perfect complement to your baked salmon. Take equal quantities of chilli and mint. Finely chop 1 red chilli and some mint. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Season with salt. Give that a good mix.
  8. In 40 minutes remove your fish out of the oven and leave it in its salt for another 30 minutes.

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