Oatmeal & Dill Crusted Salmon Recipe
As this recipe demonstrates, nutritious oats are a really versatile ingredient that can be used for so much more than porridge. Oats work really well as a topping for fish.
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- Lightly brush the top of each salmon fillet with rapeseed oil. Line the grill pan with foil and place the fish, flesh side up, on the grill rack.
- Mix the oatmeal with the dill, lemon zest and seasoning. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the salmon fillets and pat down lightly to give a good coating. Drizzle the lemon juice over.
- Grill for 8-10 minutes, without turning.
- Serve, garnished with the fresh dill sprigs.