Salt Crusted Salmon

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Salt Crusted Salmon

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Greek


  • 4 egg whites
  • 3 kilograms sea salt
  • 1 piece (2 kilograms) salmon, cleaned
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 whole onion sliced
  • 1 bulb garlic minced
  • 1/2 stalk celery sliced
  • 1 stalk leek, sliced
  • 3 sprigs Dill
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 pieces boiled eggs
  • 250 grams haricot verts, blanched
  • 250 grams Kalamata olives
  • lemon slices for garnishing


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the egg whites and sea salt.
  4. Knead with your hands until a thick paste is formed.
  5. Fill the cavity of the fish with a mixture of lemon, onion, garlic, celery, leeks, and dill. Coat fish with olive oil. Put the fish on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Mould the salt paste evenly over the entire fish. Make sure there are no holes in the salt paste.
  7. Bake the fish until the crust is golden brown and very firm, about 45 minutes.
  8. Slide the parchment and fish onto serving platter or cutting board. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Crack the crust with the back of a large knife and discard the crust. Garnish with haricot verts, Kalamata olives, lemon slices and egg.

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