Bacon Wrapped Salmon

Thursday 6 June 2013

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We don't eat as much fish in this house as we should, especially oily fish . . . part of the reason for this is it's cost, and another part is that I am not overly fond of strong tasting fish . . . or oily fish.  As strange as it may sound, I just am not a lover of "fishy" fish.

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I do enjoy a nice piece of salmon once in a while though . . . it's not overly fishy tasting,  and  . . . when cooked right, it can be downright delicious!  I often cooked it when I cooked at the Manor.   It was something the Mrs really liked.  She was always watching her waistline.

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I'm not sure wrapping a healthy fish such as Salmon which is filled with omega fats and all things good for you in bacon is conducive to waist line watching or not.   I am only sure that it's mighty tasty . . . kind of like the ultimate in "Surf & Turf!"  Bacon makes everything taste better in my opinion, healthy or not!

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It helps to keep the fish moist in this instance . . . and adds an extra depth of flavour . . . in addition to the fresh thyme.  It's really quite lovely . . . with a squirt of fresh lemon at the end, it went down a real treat.  A quick, easy and fairly healthy meal for two, which of course can be easily multiplied.   I am thinking it would be even more delicious done on the outdoor grill!

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*Bacon Wrapped Salmon*
Serves 2
I love fish.  It's good for you, quick to cook and delicious!

2 (250g) salmon filets (4 ounces each)
4 rashers of thin cut smoked streaky bacon
several sprigs of fresh thyme
drizzle of olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
lemon wedges

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Preheat the oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark6.  Have ready a small glass baking dish.
If desired, skin your salmon filets.  I don't like skin on mine, and so I like to remove it.  It's not that hard to do.  Tuck the thin end under the thicker end.  Top each with a spring of fresh thyme.  Wrap each with two rashers of bacon, stretching it slightly and making sure the ends are tucked onto the bottom when you place them into the baking dish.  Drizzle with a bit of olive oil.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the salmon is just cooked through and the bacon is golden brown.  Take care not to overcook the salmon.  Squeeze some lemon over top and serve.


  1. Look perfect and delicious Marie, we love salmon here and this look really delicious:)
    hugss dear!

  2. It sounds lovely! Try wrapping it with parma ham, prosciutto or serrano ham. It's lovely! My husband (English) doesn't like eating fish too much so I have to get inventive with him.

  3. Lol to the bacon, gotta get that fat in there somehow! We had cedar planked salmon on the grill last night, one of my favourite flavours of summer.

  4. I love to read recipes from other lands, England being one of them :-) I do want to say, fish should not taste fishy (except perhaps the sardine or anchovy haha) if it's very very fresh. Salmon is wonderful and your recipe sounds very nice.

    As far as your site is concerned, I found it very difficult to read with the busy background, it seems a bit like a eye test for color blindness ...I would love to read more of your recipes from the UK...just make it easier...Cheers from Lindy in the USA

  5. Hi Lindy, you are correct of course fresh fish should NOT taste fishy, and I would never eat fish that was obviously off like that. What I meant by my saying that was I guess I was not fond of strong flavored fishes, like Mackerel and the like. I prefer fish with much milder flavors.

    About the background, if you are coming from a mobile device you need to give the page a bit longer to load. The background for my page is actually plain white, with patterned borders. My settings allow for only white on mobile devices, but because it is very photo oriented it can take a little bit to load. Hope this helps!!

  6. Hey, tried it and it was perfect. Did it becouse my fionce was having hard day at work and I wanted to make a treat for her. She loved it. As a side dish i use green beans and red pepper baked in owen aside salmon, but just for 15min. And oh yes, bread with butter and
    onion spices. And cheese. I missed only a white wine. And lastly dish baked a bit over 20min, ending with grill mode. Maybe just my bacon was not giving up so easily to becom golden :D
    Anyway, very tasty dish! Thanks :)

    1. What a sweetie pie you are. Happy it was enjoyed!

  7. What a clever idea and one I'd not thought of before. We really like salmon and it is readily available at a reasonable price here. I always have bacon in the fridge and so it was ideal. I served mine with boiled potatoes, peas and a light dill and lemon sauce (white wine, shallot, lemon juice, butter, fresh dill), as my husband likes a sauce with fish and potatoes. Very simple to make as the oven does all the work. My kind of recipe :)

    1. So pleased you made and enjoyed this Marie! It really is a nice dish and I love your sides and the sauce you made to go with it. It sounds like the ideal summer supper! Thank you so much! xoxo


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