Crunchy Topped Salmon

Delicious, healthy and easy to make, this salmon recipe is perfect for entertaining friends and family. Homemade pesto is so much better than store-bought alternatives, and it keeps for a few days in the fridge so you can make a big batch to use later in the week.

Cooking Time 15-20 minutes
Bake Bake
Serves Serves 2


  • One salmon fillet per person
  • 50g parmesan, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 80g fresh basil
  • 75g pine nuts
  • 125ml hillfarm rapeseed oil
  • Handful of breadcrumbs
  • Handful of finely grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. To make the pesto, place the parmesan and garlic into a food processor and blend.
  3. Add the basil and blend until chopped.
  4. Add the pine nuts and seasoning, and gradually blend in the rapeseed oil to form a smooth paste.
  5. Cover the top of each salmon fillet with a generous spoonful of pesto.
  6. Mix together the breadcrumbs and cheddar, then pat on top of the pesto.
  7. Place each salmon portion onto a baking tray, greased with Hillfarm rapeseed oil
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the breadcrumbs are golden brown

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