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Honey & Citrus Roast Salmon

prep 10 mins, plus marinating cook 20 mins
  • 1.25 kg (2½ lb) side of salmon
  • thinly pared rind and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons clear honey
  • thinly pared rind of 1 lemon
  • 25 g (1 oz) butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • a few watercress sprigs

Lay the salmon in a lightly greased baking tray. Stir the orange juice into the honey and brush the mixture over the salmon. Cut the orange and lemon rind into thin strips and scatter them over the salmon. Leave to marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Season the salmon with salt and pepper, then bake in a preheated oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, for 20 minutes, until cooked through.

Transfer the salmon on to a serving platter and garnish with lemon wedges and watercress sprigs. Serve with new potatoes, if liked.

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