Pancetta-wrapped salmon

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
A classic supper for two, or if you’ve got friends over, the recipe is easily doubled

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 455
  • fat 25g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 156g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 41g
  • salt 0.93g


  • 200g small new potatoes, sliced
  • 3 sprigs tarragon, leaves chopped
  • zest 1 lemon
  • knob of butter
  • 2 x 170g skinless salmon fillets
  • 4 slices pancetta or prosciutto


Make it different
Dill or basil both work well with salmon and pancetta, instead of tarragon.


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for 5 mins. Drain and tip into a bowl - they will be slightly underdone. Toss with the tarragon, lemon zest, butter and seasoning to taste. Pile in the centre of a foil-lined baking tray.

  2. Season salmon with black pepper and wrap the pancetta or prosciutto around the fillets. Place on top of the potatoes and roast for 15-20 mins, or until the fish flakes easily and the pancetta or prosciutto is golden. Serve with steamed green beans.

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