Salmon with Gremolata
Gremolata has a key place in Italian cooking. It is a traditional accompaniment that can elevate the flavour of any dish that it is added to, giving it added colour and zest.
A basic gremolata usually consists of a mixture of parsley, lemon zest and garlic. In the recipe below we have added breadcrumbs for a crisp crust after grilling.
For this dish we have chosen baked salmon to accompany the gremolata.
Salmon is an ingredient that is packed full of nutrition and is extremely beneficial to our everyday health. There are numerous benefits in adding salmon to our diet, and Elaine and I will put together an article on this subject soon.
A summary of the benefits are:
• It’s great for retaining skin moisture and keeping it healthy
• It helps keep your cardiovascular system in good condition
• The omega-3 fatty acids in combination with the range of B vitamins help stabilise blood sugar
levels and help keep anxiety and stress under control with high levels of Vitamin D.
• It’s good for bone health, contains high levels of protein for hair health and helps you control your
We should be aiming to eat at least two portions of oily fish per week and salmon is a versatile ingredient that can be used and enjoyed by everyone in your family.
Why not start by trying our Baked Salmon Gremolata this week? It is quick to prepare, easy to make, tastes amazing and packs a punch in your quest for health.
- 2 salmon fillets
- Handful of parsley
- 1 tbsp chopped capers
- 1 lemon zest and garnish
- 1 garlic clove finely chopped
- 4 tbsp breadcrumbs
- Mustard of your choice – to glaze salmon
- Olive oil
- Tender stem broccoli or green veg of choice
- Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan or Gas Mark 6
- In a bowl, mix the parsley, capers, lemon zest, garlic, and breadcrumbs together. You can also blend these ingredients together if you would prefer a finer crumb. Then season lightly.
- Brush the skin of your salmon fillets with oil, then place them, skin down on a baking tray. Lightly season then put a fine layer of mustard on top followed by your gremolata mix.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your liking. If you wish a crispier crumb on top then finish for a couple of minutes or so under the grill, keeping an eye on it so that it does not burn.
- Serve the salmon fillets with your vegetables and a lemon wedge for seasoning before serving.