Easter brings the family together for a well-earned break. Make this Easter the tastiest one yet – try out the recipe below for a delicious treat!

Salmon with bacon and mushrooms

Preparation time: 10 Minutes               Cooking time: 25 Minutes                                Serves: 4


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 x 150g salmon (or trout) fillets
  • 1 x 250g pack smoked bacon lardons
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 x 150g pack baby button mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
  • A pinch of sugar


  1. Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Season the salmon and fry for 3 minutes skin-side up. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Fry the lardons for 4-5 minutes. Add the red onion, fry for 2 minutes, and then add the mushrooms, cook for 5 minutes more and stir in the lemon zest.
  3. Put the salmon on top of the onion mixture in the pan (or use an ovenproof dish) and grill on high for 2-3 minutes. Mix the vinegar, the rest of the oil and the rosemary with a pinch of sugar and season.
  4. Spoon over the salmon and serve with celeriac mash or crispy roast potatoes.

With all the chocolate treats over the Easter break, why not make it healthier by enjoying a bowl of fruit salad? Use the vibrant coloured fruits that are now in season; strawberries, raspberries, mango, pineapple, peaches, cantaloupe melon and watermelon – all very refreshing!

Happy Easter everybody!

Image courtesty of Simon Howden via freedigitalphotos.net