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  • Serves 10
  • 30 mins cook

Crumbed Christmas salmon

Crumbed Christmas salmon

Every so often, the family asks for something other than turkey for Christmas and with a third of the family non-meat eaters who will eat fish, this recipe of Nici Wickes is the answer.


  • 1.5-2kg side of New Zealand salmon
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds and a small handful of freshly torn parsley, to garnish
  • lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper (twisted at the corners to catch any cooking juices) and place the salmon on it. Spread with the mustard.
  2. In a bowl, mix the pine nuts, breadcrumbs, parsley, lemon zest, seasonings and oil. Spoon over the salmon to cover. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer the salmon to a large serving platter and gently slide the paper from underneath it. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and parsley. Serve with plenty of lemon wedges.
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