Salmon with a Parmesan and Fennel Crust Recipe

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Total Time25 mins


1 blub fennel, finely sliced

6 salmon fillets

1-2tbsp extra virgin olive oil

75g (3oz) breadcrumbs (try Blue Dragon Panko Breadcrumbs for a much lighter crust)

100g (4oz) Parmesan, finely grated


  1. Heat the oven to 200C, 180C fan, 400F, gas 6. Bring a small pan of salted water to the boil, add the fennel slices and cook for 1 or 2 minutes. Rinse in cold water, drain and set aside to dry on kitchen towel.

  2. Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with foil. Mix the fennel, olive oil, breadcrumbs and half the Parmesan with some seasoning, use to coat the salmon fillets and top with the remaining Parmesan. Cook in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

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