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Whole Baked Side of Salmon with Mustard and Herbs

Whole Baked Side of Salmon with Mustard and Herbs

An easy and deceptively impressive main dish, perfect for light summer entertaining

No special equipment required.


  • 1.2 - 1.5kg side of salmon, skin on
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 1 heaped tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 heaped tbsp. wholegrain mustard
  • lemon juice (1 small lemon or ½ large)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced (or 1 tsp. garlic paste)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped herbs (e.g. dill / chives / parsley)
  • 1 large lemon, thinly sliced (or 2 small)
  • sea salt flakes and fresh ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper. Rinse the salmon fillet, then pat completely dry with kitchen towels. Place the fillet skin-side down onto the baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together half the oil with both the mustards, lemon juice, garlic, chopped herbs, and a good amount of salt and pepper. Spread this mixture out evenly onto the surface of the salmon. Arrange the lemon slices on top, then drizzle with the rest of the oil.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until opaque and flakes easily, but still moist. Serve warm, at room temperature, or even cold, with extra chopped fresh herbs or a simple yoghurt sauce with lemon if you wish.