Bacon-wrapped Salmon

Nigel Slater Kitchen Diaries II

Having had it drummed into me during Home Economics lessons that you should eat at least 2 portions of fish a week and one should be oily, I do try to stick to this! Hence I normally cook Salmon or Trout once a week and was running out of new ways to serve it. Then along came Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II to the rescue and the first recipe I made a beeline for was Bacon-wrapped Salmon. I am forever wrapping chicken in bacon with various stuffings and so this seemed a really logical thing to do. Well instead of moaning “not Salmon” the family eagerly wolfed down their dinner and so I am utterly thankful to Nigel for giving me a way to serve Salmon that doesn’t involve me being moaned at!

As Nigel always says, his recipes are a starting point and he expects people to use them as a platform from which to develop their own dish if they so wish. With this in mind I used what I had in the fridge and therefore this is my version of Nigel’s recipe! I found the coriander went really well as it has an almost lemony quality to it and the squeezy tubes I bought on offer have saved me a lot of money as I use so much coriander. They are also great for stirring through greek yogurt as a dressing!

I am entering this dish into an event called “Dish of the Month” being run by Janice over at Farmersgirl Kitchen where the theme is, you’ve guessed it, Nigel Slater! It’s come as no surprise to me how everyone seems to admire Nigel not just for his culinary skills but also for being such a thoroughly lovely chap! (Sits on hands or this could turn into a huge monologue!)


I am also entering this dish into Karen at Lavender and Lovage’s “Herbs on Saturday” challenge which is being hosted by Vanesther at Bangers and Mash this month.

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So let’s get started.

Nigel SlaterStretch your bacon and then season salmon and squeeze on minced coriander.

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Carefully wrap the bacon around each salmon steak.

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Bake for 20 minutes.

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Bacon-wrapped Salmon

Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: English
Author: Camilla
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Serves: 4
Baked salmon wrapped in bacon with coriander, super quick and super tasty!
  • 4 Salmon steaks
  • 4 Rashers back bacon
  • 1/3 Tube of squeezy coriander
  • Salt & pepper
  • Light olive oil for drizzling
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Stretch the bacon with the side of a knife.
  3. Season the salmon with pepper and a smidgeon of salt.
  4. Squeeze the minced coriander onto the salmon or lay on the fresh coriander.
  5. Wrap each steak in bacon carefully.
  6. Lay on a baking tray and drizzle each steak with oil.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the fish is cooked and the bacon golden.

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  1. Lisa Williams

    This is a fab idea and I love Nigel’s recipes 🙂 Thanks for showing this one though as I think this is one I would of been a bit nervous of doing but seeing it here it looks so easy I think I will have to give it a try !

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa, I love this recipe and haven’t had it for ages so must fix that:-)

  2. Ursula Hunt

    This is a very tasty dish

    1. Camilla

      We love it here:-)

  3. Ursula Hunt

    I am also trying to eat more fish and usually have salmon once a week, this is a tasty recipe

  4. Anne Dalzell

    I adore fresh fish and can’t believe i haven’t come across this recipe on your page before. I’ve been trying desperately to get red snapper lately with no success but i’m going to make this on Thursday. x

  5. Niori

    Is there anything that bacon *doesn’t* improve? yum,.

  6. Abigail Cullen

    What a great recipe, love salmon and bacon will have to give this a go.

    1. Camilla

      It is lovely:-)

  7. William Gould

    I wouldn’t have tried this as I would have thought the bacon would overpower the salmon, but apparently not judging by the comments! I’ll show wife and we might try this soon!

  8. Ursula Hunt

    always looking for new ways to cook fish as I need to eat more of it, thank you for this recipe

  9. Paul Wilson

    Like bacon, love salmon – what’s not to like. 🙂

  10. Heather Haigh

    This has become a regular favourite in my house now. Why I never thought of it before I can’t imagine.

    1. Camilla

      It is lovely:-)

  11. Carolyn Clapham

    I wouldn’t have thought of putting bacon and salmon together, so thanks for this great idea 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Don’t thank me, thank Nigel:-)

  12. angiehoggett

    Never thought about doing this with salmon, must try it! xx

    1. Camilla

      So pleased to hear that:-)

  13. Paul Wilson


    1. Camilla

      Yes it is:-)

  14. Tracy Nixon

    Looks a lovely Winter warmer! Thanks!

  15. Maya Russell

    I’m not keen on the squeezy coriander tubes as the use by date is so short after you’ve opened it, but it seems like you use quite a bit for this recipe so that might not be a problem.

    1. Camilla

      Gosh I’ve not noticed that and haven’t had any problems LOL:-)

  16. Paul Wilson

    Interesting idea of bacon with the salmon.

  17. Tracy Nixon

    Made this yesterday and it was lovely! Thanks so much!

    1. Camilla

      So glad you enjoyed it:-)

  18. Maya Russell

    This recipe couldn’t be easier! Thanks.

  19. Heather Haigh

    I love Salmon, but have been very short of inspiration for different ways to cook it. Will definately try this.

  20. Claire @foodiequine

    I’m definately going to give this a go with some yellow label reduced price trout fillets that are languishing in my freezer. Wouldn’t have thought of using the squeezy coriander like this.

    1. Camilla

      It’s so great when you come across a recipe that so simple but so effective so I can’t thank Nigel enough:-) If your trout fillets are the skinny type you might want to roll them up or the bacon won’t have a chance to crisp up before the trout is cooked through.

  21. Karen

    Fight! You go to Nigel first again Camilla! Shame on you! But, what a LUSH entry for herbs on Saturday as well as Janice’s challenge! Thanks so much for this lovely entry, can you do me a favour, can you see if my last post is suitable for your credit crunch challenge? If it is I will link up! Karen

    1. Camilla

      Well I got my Kitchen Diaries II for my birthday in early December so I did have a headstart as images were already in computer being debated and then challenge came along so I though I must do it:-) Please do link up to Credit Crunch Munch which is being hosted by Fuss Free Flavours this month!

  22. Mich Piece of Cake

    Oh wow, this looks delicious! It is something I would gladly eat alot of…

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Mich:-)

  23. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Great flavour pairings and simple to make Camilla! Similar to you, I’m trying to eat more fish during the week. I’ve already had mackerel and I think there may be a serving of sushi coming my way this week.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacqueline, it’s the first recipe I’ve tried from Kitchen Diaries II so I’m looking forward to exploring many more and no doubt tweeking to fit in with what I have to hand:-)

  24. Vanesther - Bangers & Mash

    What a fantastic idea – yes, like you I wrap bacon around chicken all the time but never thought to do the same with fish. Definitely going to be be giving this one a go. Yum! And thanks for entering it into this month’s Herbs on Saturday!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you and it’s so quick, this recipe is going to be made again and again in this house:-)

  25. Sarah, Maison Cupcake

    You know I wrap bacon around chicken all the time but never done it with salmon. Definitely one I’ll be trying!

    1. Camilla

      I’ll probably try this with white fish too, sky’s the limit:-)

  26. Janice

    Hurrah! Thank you so much for your entry to Dish of the Month and kicking things off in such a tasty way. I love the look of that salmon wrapped in bacon, how totally delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Am I first? I’m so pleased as I had a food fight with Karen (Lavvender & Lovage) the other day on Twitter over Nigel and now I’m first on the first tribute linky to him. I’m so pleased he’s come up with a salmon recipe that that everyone in my family liked as that’s no mean feat!

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