This delicious oven baked Prosciutto Wrapped Maple Salmon makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner, all cooked together in one pan. The salmon fillets are glazed with sweet maple syrup and then wrapped in smoky prosciutto before being seared in a pan and then finished in the oven. Perfect for two on date night or easily double the recipe for your family or entertaining. Great served with a side of pea mash or a healthy salad, this Prosciutto Maple Salmon is a great way to enjoy fish!
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2salmon fillets- see note 1
1tablespoonmaple syrup- see note 2
4slicesprosciutto- see note 3
salt and black pepper
Pre-heat the oven to 425ºF/220ºC.
Brush each salmon fillet with the maple syrup then season with salt and pepper. Repeat on the underside of the salmon.
Lay two slices of prosciutto out on a board, making sure they are overlapping. Place the salmon on the prosciutto top side down and fold the prosciutto over to cover the salmon. Repeat with the second fillet.
Place a cast iron skillet or oven proof frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
Once the pan is hot, carefully place the salmon in the pan, seam side down.
Cook the salmon for 1 minute then carefully flip and cook for another minute on the top side.
Flip the salmon again and place it in the hot oven for 4-5 minutes (see note 4)
It is best to use skin off fillets for this recipe as the salmon is wrapped so any skin wouldn't have a chance to crisp up.
Use real maple syrup not the fake flavored kind.
You can use serrano ham instead of the prosciutto. Or thin cut bacon would also work here.
The salmon doesn't take long to cook, 4 minutes will give you a rare center, whilst 5 minutes will give you a flakier fish,