Salmon with a nut and seed crust

This simple salmon dish is packed with goodness
Try our delicious crusted salmon recipe for people living with cancer
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Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Health Information Publications Manager

Salmon is a tasty fish that's simple to cook and rich in healthy fats. This recipe helps you take in more calories, while still feeling light on your stomach.  

This recipe has been designed by Sarah James. It is taken from Eat Well During Cancer, our booklet helping you to cope with the side-effects of cancer.

Recipe for people with cancer



  • 30g chopped hazelnuts
  • 30g oats
  • 10g pumpkin seeds
  • 4 teaspoons rapeseed oil
  • Small handful fresh coriander
  • ½ lime, zest only
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 2 medium potatoes, suitable for mashing, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 160g frozen peas, cooked as instructed
35 minutes
5 A DAY:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/Fan 160ºC.
  2. Add all the ingredients for the crust to a blender, and pulse for about a minute.
  3. Place the salmon, skin-side-down, on a foil-lined baking tray. Spoon half the crust on top of each fillet and gently pat it down.
  4. Place the salmon in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. While the salmon cooks, put the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Place over a high heat and bring to boil. Reduce the heat, cover and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes until cooked.
  6. Remove the potatoes from the heat, and drain carefully. Add the milk and oil, then mash until smooth.
  7. Transfer the cooked salmon, mashed potato and cooked peas onto two serving plates and serve.