Whole Oven Cooked Salmon

Recipe by Steve2702
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 8-10


  • 6 -8
    lbs fresh whole salmon
  • 1 12
    lemons, sliced
  • 3
    tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • Wash the salmon and dry it well inside and out.
  • Pour half the oil onto a large piece of strong foil.
  • Place the fish in the centre and put a few slices of lemon inside the salmon.
  • Put the remainder of the lemon slices on top of the salmon; season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Drizzle with the remainder of the oil & wrap up the foil to make a loose parcel.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • Place the salmon parcel on a baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven, do not open the door; leave for several hours.
  • To serve the same day, remove the foil and peel off the skin.
  • If using the following day, leave the skin on and keep chilled in the fridge.