Basque-style salmon stew

Basque-style salmon stew

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Heart-healthy salmon tops this simple one-pot which will help towards your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
414
protein
33g
carbs
29g
fat
19g
saturates
4g
fibre
5g
sugar
11g
salt
0.33g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 mixed peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 400g baby potatoes, unpeeled and halved
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the peppers, onion and potatoes. Cook, stirring regularly for 5-8 mins until golden. Then add the paprika, garlic, thyme and tomatoes. Bring to the boil, stir and cover, then turn down heat and simmer for 12 mins. Add a splash of water if the sauce becomes too thick.
  2. Season the stew and lay the salmon on top, skin side down. Place the lid back on and simmer for another 8 mins until the salmon is cooked through. Scatter with parsley, if you like, and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2011

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Jeaniebee's picture

I have just made this for dinner ,really tasty. Listened to other member comments and parboiled the potatoes , also added some chorizo for extra flavour . Agree that the smoked paprika is essential . Will definitely make again .

catbail's picture

I always find recipes which include potatoes in some kind of sauce don't give them enough time to cook - so I generally parboil them first, which I did in this case and it worked. The tomato taste was too overpowering, and the whole dish was edible but uninspiring.

evercreature's picture

Very nice dish, I found the thyme too strong, would halve the amount next time. Needs a good amount of seasoning also, would definitely make again.

kinnylou's picture
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I added mushrooms too, but left out the peppers as the kids do not like them. I sliced the potatoes and they cooked fine. Lovely flavour.

cshobbs's picture
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Added mushrooms along with peppers, potatoes etc.
I halved the recipe but still added 400g chopped tomatoes, but thought they were a bit overpowering Next time I will try 200g tomatoes and 200ml stock.
Very good - but could be even better! Certainly very easy.

nickil9's picture
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Delicious recipe, though cooked the onions, peppers and potatoes for a bit longer than the recipe stated, so maybe that was why our potatoes weren't uncooked! Added a splash of Chipotle paste and some red wine to give it a bit more flavour. Not sure the Thyme added much.... might try the suggestion below with some chorizo. Very easy way to cook a fish dish!

reevey's picture

Potatoes just cooked after 25 minutes so need to be made quite small to cook in the allotted time. Other than that it was a good meal. My husband thinks it might have a better flavour with some chorizo in it so we'll give it another go AND cut the potatoes a bit smaller to ensure they're cooked through. There rest was just right. No point cooking it if you don't use the smoked paprika, it is an element of the basque cooking of the dish!

lisaann612's picture

I agree with previous comments - I used new potatoes but they still took an extra 15 minutes cooking time to get them soft. I didn't really like the smoked paprika flavour, so won't bother cooking it again

ppoplawska's picture

This is a lovely dish however as mentioned previously you needs to amend the cooking process slightly, otherwise you might end up with raw potatoes: I cooked my potatoes separately and added them to the sauce when it was ready. The salmon wasn't cooking well with the skin side down so I turned it over so that the flesh was immersed in the sauce, this helped a great deal. You can cook it all separate really and add together at the last minute

christie2910's picture
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I thought it was nice especiallly as i have never made a stew before, but i gave this 3 stars not because of the taste but because of the method given to us-it was not detailed enough.
The pototes weren't going to cook properly in tomato sauce so we pre boiled them to soften them but it didnt say do this and many other people did. Also 1 can of tomato sauce for 4 people... and if we added more water it would be very watery..
Thanks for the lovely recipe though, tastes unique.

clarkeyclarke's picture

Pretty good dish, I sliced the potatoes and they cooked perfectly.

lizziegu81's picture

I added black olives as felt the sweetness needed a salty counterpoint. Delicious!

Cosmicpicnic's picture
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My husband and I really enjoyed this. I followed others' advice and parboiled the potatoes first. It was a quick and easy dish and very tasty. Perfect for a winters evening!

cath79's picture

Really nice. However the potatoes took far longer to cook that the recipe says. Would definitely make again but maybe parboil the potatoes first.

bunkin's picture
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This is the second time I've made this and a success both times. Added some sugar snap peas for a bit of a crunch tonight. Still not quite worked out the potatoes yet as they do require either par boiling or longer - but it's not really a huge issue - yum!

blackbird17's picture
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Lovely recipe and it looked fabulous. The colours are sensational. Will definately make again

bloodnock's picture
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Cooked this tonight. It was as very very nice. Couldn't find any smoked Paprika but we can always go again on this one it was so so good.

staceyb85's picture

Nice easy way of eating Salmon and getting a few of your 5 a day, as suggested by others I par-boiled the potatoes first and they came out beautifully. The salmon took an extra 5 mins to cook than suggested though, next time I might cut it into chunks and just gently mix in before putting the lid on, that way it will get covered in the sauce and should cook quicker. Will definitely become a regular in our household though.

sammendez1's picture
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I really enjoyed this dish; I was surprised to find the timings actually right! As long as you use baby potatoes as in the recipe the cooking times are bang on.
Didn't find it hot at all either, it had just the right level of spice and i'm a wimp with spices!
Really had that authentic Spanish/ tapas flavour. Will definitely make this again.

katie89's picture
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loved it! par boiled the potatoes first but still found they took longer to crisp up. Also, salmon took longer than 8 minutes to cook. But the end result definitely made the wait worth it. the salmon was so flavourful and the stew set it off beautifully.

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