Dukkah-Baked Salmon with a Herby Salsa

Dukkah Baked Salmon With A Herby Salsa

Home » Food » Dukkah Baked Salmon With A Herby Salsa

1 September 2023

Reading Time: < 1 minute

This goes beautifully with a fresh loaf of bread or a salad. I also love to serve it with artisan crackers and a ramekin of aioli, as something tasty to nibble on when friends come around. You can make it ahead of time and serve it cold.

Serves: 4-5 as a main


3 tablespoons dukkah
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 heaped tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 garlic cloves, minced
1kg side boneless, skinless salmon
Salt and black pepper

Herby Salsa

Juice of 1 juicy lime
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons pickled jalapeños, finely diced
½ cup finely chopped Italian parsley
½ cup finely chopped fresh dill
¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives
Salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C fan bake.
  2. Mix the dukkah, lime juice, honey, cumin seeds and garlic in a bowl.
  3. Place the salmon skin-side down on a lined baking tray. Spoon the dukkah mixture over the salmon. Season with salt and cracked pepper.
  4. Bake for roughly 16 minutes (the cook time will vary depending on the thickness of the salmon).
  5. While the salmon is cooking, make the salsa. Whisk the lime juice and sugar in a bowl, then add the jalapeños ands herbs. Season with salt and cracked pepper. Set aside.
  6. Once the salmon is cooked, gently lift it onto a serving platter and spoon the salsa over the top.

Extracted from Miss Polly’s Kitchen by Polly Markus. Photography by Melanie Jenkins (Allen & Unwin NZ, RRP $45, released August 30).

Subscribe & WIN!

Subscribe to WOMAN+ for only $19.99 for the year and you’ll have a chance to WIN 2 Nights for 2 at JetPark Rotorua +
an Evening in the Polynesian Spa.

*You can unsubscribe at any time. By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.