Salmon with Lime Herb Butter

Salmon with Lime Herb Butter

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Serves 4

Preparation time – 15 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes

An aromatic butter infused with South-east Asian flavours of ginger, coriander and lime. Try serving with buttered couscous.


Nutritional count per serving, when serving 4:
Energy 625 kcal; Carbohydrate 2 g, of which sugars 0.4 g; Fat 57 g of which saturated fat 33 g; Protein 26 g;


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5 cm/ 2 in piece fresh ginger root 12 sprigs of fresh coriander 2 unwaxed limes 125 g/4 ½ oz butter Salt and black pepper Small pinch of Cayenne Pepper 2 tbsps sunflower oil 4 salmon fillets 175 g/ 6 oz each


  1. Preheat oven to 220’C/200’C Fan/425’F/Gas 7.
  2. Peel and slice the ginger and put into food processor. Set aside a few coriander sprigs and add the rest to the ginger.
  3. Cut 1 lime into wedges for the garnish and grate the zest* of the other, squeeze the juice and add both to the mixing bowl with the butter, salt, pepper and Cayenne, then blend.
  4. Shape the mixture into a sausage shape and wrap in foil and chill in the freezer.
  5. In the meantime, brush a baking sheet with a little oil, place the salmon fillets on it and brush with the remaining oil. Sprinkle with salt and bake for 8 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.
  6. Take the butter from the freezer and cut it into rounds.
  7. Transfer the fish to four plates, lay a round of butter on each and garnish with the lime and coriander.

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