Whole Salmon Baked in Salt

Preparation info

  • Makes

    6 to 10

    Main-Course Servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Simply Salmon

Simply Salmon

By James Peterson

Published 2001

  • About

When I first read about a recipe for a whole fish baked in salt, I was skeptical, suspecting the salt was for show and little else. But with a little experimenting, I did find that the salt enhances the flavor of fish, and cracking open the hardened salt casing has a dramatic effect at the table.

The easiest way to enclose a whole fish in salt is to use an oval baking dish a few inches long