If you are a fan of salmon here is a bacon wrapped salmon recipe that is loaded with protein and bacon flavor in each bite. Learn how to cook salmon in the skillet and finish off in the oven for a quick broil.
If you are looking for an easy salmon with bacon recipe, this recipe is gonna fit the bill. You can even brush with syrup for a nice sweet component to the salmon.
Why Readers Love This Bacon Wrapped Salmon
- Quick and Easy
- Ready in about 10 minutes
- Simple ingredients
- Healthy Salmon Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need
Here is all you need for this bacon wrapped recipe. These are simple ingredients you might already have on hand in your fridge and pantry.
Salmon – You pick the size of fillets, just know the cook time varies depending on thickness.
Bacon – Reach for your favorite flavor of bacon for this salmon dish.
Lemon – Adds a nice punch of citrus to the fish that will bring incredible flavor to the dish.
Salt and Pepper – Season your fish to your liking!
Maple Syrup – This is optional but it will add a nice hint of sweetness to the fish that really compliments all the flavors.
Cast Iron works great for an even heating of the pan to get a nice sear on the salmon.
Baking Sheet is great for placing the salmon on for tossing in to broil if you do not have a oven proof pan that is.
Variations To Recipe
- Swap the bacon with prosciutto if you want.
- Season with different spices if you prefer.
- The maple syrup is optional. If you are looking for a low carb option to agave or a sugar free syrup.
- Skip the lemon if you would like.
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Salmon
Full directions and measurements for this dish are in the printable recipe card below. These step-by-step, photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this recipe.
Step One: Season the salmon as directed.
Step Two: Wrap it in the bacon. Make sure to overlap just slightly to keep the bacon holding shape around the fish.
Step Three: Pan sear the salmon as posted in the recipe card. When close to done, finish off in the oven under the broiler.
Step Four: Brush the salmon with maple syrup!
Tips For Making Salmon
- If you find your bacon isn’t staying on the salmon, stick the fish with a toothpick on the side to hold the salmon in place.
- This recipe is best to use skinless salmon as you are wrapping the fish in bacon.
- Thin cut bacon will work best for this recipe, as thick bacon will take a lot longer to cook.
What To Serve With Salmon
If you want to make extra or have some leftover store in an airtight container. The fish will store for 2-3 days. You can warm the salmon in the microwave or opt to heat up in the oven.
I have used this for meal prep for a few days out of the week, and it tastes great leftover. Just know fish can dry out a bit once it is refrigerated.
Bacon Wrapped Salmon FAQs
Thin cut bacon is best but any flavor of bacon works. I have used apple wood bacon and love the smoky component the bacon brings to the fish.
You can make as many fillets of salmon as you would like. Just know on average you will have 1 or 1/2 of a fillet per person depending on the age of the person and what you serve with the fish.
If you freeze properly your salmon can be frozen for 3-5 months. Just place in an airtight container or a sealed bag with as much air as possible removed. Then thaw in the fridge overnight before you plan to eat the salmon.
Bacon Wrapped Salmon
- 2 Salmon Fillets approximately 3oz each
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
- 4 Bacon Strips uncooked
- 2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
- Pat, the salmon, fillets dry with a paper towel.
- Season the salmon fillets with salt, pepper, and lemon zest, to taste.
- Use two strips of bacon to wrap each salmon fillet, overlapping the strips slightly to ensure even coverage after the salmon bakes.
- Set your oven to broil.
- Place a skillet over medium heat.
- Once the skillet is hot, place the bacon-wrapped salmon in the pan and cook 2-3 minutes until bacon is lightly browned.
- Flip salmon and cook for 2 minutes.
- Place the skillet in the oven and broil for 3-4 minutes until bacon is cooked to your liking and salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145F.
- Drizzle the salmon with maple syrup and brush with a pastry brush to ensure even coverage.