This salmon would be great with a quick side of roasted asparagus or green beans, and maybe a scoop of mashed potatoes if you’d like some starch with that. Try some lemonade, too, if you really want to get fancy: the tartness is a nice contrast with the rich salmon. However you serve it, it’s a great option for anything from a special dinner to just treating yourself.

Bacon-Wrapped Salmon Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 10 min.Cooking time COOK: 15 min.

  • 4 wild salmon fillets, about 5 oz. each (that’s just under 2 lbs of salmon in total);
  • 2 sprigs tarragon, cut in half;
  • Zest of 1 lemon;
  • 8 slices of bacon;
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup or raw honey; (optional)
  • Cooking fat;
  • Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper;
Bacon-Wrapped Salmon preparation


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  2. Season the salmon to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Top each fillet with a sprig of tarragon and some lemon zest.
  4. Wrap each fillet with 2 slices of bacon.
  5. Heat some cooking fat in a large ovenproof skillet over  a medium-high heat.
  6. Fry the salmon on each side until golden brown (about 2 minutes per side).
  7. Brush each fillet with the maple syrup or honey, if using, and transfer to the oven.
  8. Place the salmon in the oven until cooked through (about 8 to 10 minutes).