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This morning I stared at my recipe books stumped – what to make for dinner? Then my eyes hit Nick Nairn – why not continue with the Scottish theme?. Nick Nairn has produced a great recipe book – all Salmon recipes and therefore appropriately called ‘Nick Nairn’s Top 100 Salmon recipes’. A quick flick through and I came across Salmon Crumble with Lemon Courgettes. A great mid week supper – a handful of ingredients and ready in less than 30 mins. Perfect! I don’t hesitate to use the ‘A’ word, or should I say ‘A & E’ for this recipe as well – a good one for adapting and experimenting with herbs and spices!

Salmon Crumble with Lemon Courgettes (courtesy of Nick Nairn – Top 100 Salmon Recipes)


4 x 140g salmon fillets (preferably Scottish!!)

For the crumble topping:

85g fresh breadcrumbs

25g parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mixed herbs (parsley & basil)

2 tablespoons melted butter

freshly ground sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

For the lemon courgettes:

3 tablespoons olive oil (I use about half this)

1 garlic clove, crushed

2 medium courgettes, thinly sliced

juice of 1/2 lemon

Preheat the oven to 200C. Grease a baking tin with butter and lay the salmon fillets inside.

Put all the crumble ingredients into a bowl and lightly rub together until large lumps begin to form. (I just blitzed it all in the Magimix). Sprinkle evenly over the fillets and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until crisp and golden. If theya re not golden enough after this time, finish off under the grill – you don’t want the salmon to overcook.

Meanwhile, make the lemon courgettes. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Throw in the courgettes and stir-fry for 3 minutes until beginning to colour and soften. Squeeze in the lemon juice and add salt and pepper to taste.


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