Salmon with leeks & parsnip mash

Salmon with leeks & parsnip mash

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Bursting with goodness this succulent salmon dish with creamy parsnip mash is a shining star of mid-week meals

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze mash only
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
452
protein
33g
carbs
34g
fat
21g
saturates
4g
fibre
13g
sugar
16g
salt
0.23g

Ingredients

  • 4 x 130g salmon fillets
  • juice and finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 1kg parsnips, chopped
  • 4 tbsp fromage frais
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the salmon pieces into a roasting tin, squeeze over the lemon juice and scatter with ½ the zest. Season and sprinkle over ½ the thyme. Roast for 15 mins until salmon is cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a lightly salted pan of water to the boil and cook the parsnips for 15 mins, until tender. Drain well, then mash with the remaining lemon zest and the fromage frais. Keep warm.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Cook the leeks over a medium heat for 6-8 mins, adding a splash of water and covering with a lid after 5 mins, until soft. Stir the leeks into the mash and serve with the salmon, scattered with the remaining thyme leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2011

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ktsh30's picture

I did half parsnip, half potato mash too which was more filling. The leeks and fromage frais worked beautifully, and I popped some spinach into the mash too, which lent colour and more goodness. I drenched the salmon in bottled lemon juice, fresh thyme and black pepper, and just added a dash more lemon to the mash before serving. It was all really delicious. My only criticism is the amount of pans needed!

shirls1's picture

Delicious! The combination of mashed parsnips and leeks is sublime and pairs wonderfully with the juicy salmon.

shirls1's picture

This is delicious! The combination of mashed parsnips with leeks is sublime and pairs wonderfully with the salmon.

cshobbs's picture
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OK, but fairly bland. Used a mixture of potatoes and parsnip for the mash as we don't like leeks.

Janebsealy's picture

We had this meal over Christmas to use up the parsnips, it's delicious,recommend

Fanofgagax's picture

Made this for my dad and my sister, they both loved it! My sister hates both parsnip and leeks but loved this mash haha!

louisa_holbrook's picture
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This was quick and pretty good! The parsnip and leek mash was yummy mixed with a little diced taleggio for cheesiness!

kittenta's picture
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This wasn't bad but it had too much lemon for all of us, it took over the flavour of the actual meal.

I didn't use 1kg of parsnips, I did half and half potatos and parsnips and I'm glad I did as it would have been far too much parsnip otherwise.

On the plus side, the kids loved the mash.

vivaves's picture
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I really really enjoyed this dish. Like many other commenters, I didn't use fromage frais (not something I normally have in) so just used butter and milk, as for mashed spuds. I supplemented the parsnips with a couple of carrots to make up the weight, and the result was absolutely delicious. I'd have never thought of pairing salmon with parsnips but it works remarkably well. Very pleased, definitely a keeper.

lizleicester's picture
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Used salmon steaks instead of fillets + missed out the fromage frais (have to be dairy free). Was nice for mid-week easy meal.

sameshrie's picture
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Mash was a bit dry so added some milk and butter in addition to fromage frais. Great recipe. Will be a regular in my house.

fizzbomb's picture
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forgot to rate

fizzbomb's picture
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WOW just gorgeous well impressed with my self LOL LOL

only thing would be as Greg (Wallace) would say Salmon should be the star of the show and it wasn't so next time I'll try the mash with beef

alisonpg's picture
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Very tasty, will be doing this again very soon. Didn't have fromage frais so used a knob of butter and a little milk instead.

jweg1210's picture
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We liked this - used a knob of butter rather than fromage frais as didn't have any. Don't know why it would be dry or tasteless - ours was silky and really tasty. Definitely wouldn't advise halving the parsnips.. perhaps just don't make this if you're not keen on them.
Served with some green beans.

allclare1's picture
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Parsnip and leek mash was ok but I'd say halve the amount of parsnips. Also it was incredibly dry so I added lots of melted butter and more fromage frais, much nicer.

bubblegumpop's picture
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Recipe easy to make and the salmon was great, but the leek and parsnip mash wasn't very tasty.

ssilvester's picture
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This was lovely, healthy, filling and easy to make. An ideal weekday dinner.

jnicholls90's picture
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Really easy and full of flavour.

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