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Salmon with greens & crème fraîche

Salmon with greens & crème fraîche

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(46 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Simple and super quick, this lovely salmon dish tastes as good as it looks

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories436
  • fat29g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre5g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.34g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 leek, thinly sliced

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 250ml chicken or fish stock
  • 100g crème fraîche
  • 140g frozen peas
  • 140g frozen broad beans
  • 4 skinless salmon fillet
  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • mash, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan with a lid. Cook the leek for 5-10 mins until soft but not coloured, then pour in the stock. Simmer for a few mins until reduced slightly then add the crème fraîche and season. Cook for 1 min more.

  2. Tip in the peas and beans, nestle in the salmon fillets, then turn down to a simmer and cover. Cook for 12-15 mins, depending on the thickness of the salmon, until cooked through. Sprinkle on the chives and serve with mashed potato, if you like.

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Comments (43)

T-Bone25's picture
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Tasty, creamy and quick. A favourite in my house

danielle2707's picture

WOW! Blown away by this beautiful meal...im NOT a fish eater at all and certainly not a cook but found this and gave it a go just finished eating it and it was perfect i will definatly be eating alot of this..swapped broad beans for brocolli..love love loovvveee this :)

SueDavisHR's picture

I made this using and onion instead of a leek, adding some frozen spinach and instead of mash stirred through some tagliatelle at the end and it worked quite well again using all the sauce for only two else wouldn't have been enough for the pasta. Would def make it again!

neatandtidy's picture
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This recipe is great! Simple and delicious! I've been looking for a simple fish dish and this is perfect. I use a large leek and add very thinly sliced garlic to the sliced leeks. Rather than broad beans and peas, I used french beans and frozen mixed vegetables. I also used the full amount of liquid for 2 fillets and that was fine. Served with little roasted charlotte potatoes -yum!

allielovetocook's picture
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Oh my goodness .. this was delicious!! I had to give the Salmon 5 minutes longer than recommended as the fillets seemed quite thick and I put frozen Soya Beans in place of the Broad Beans just out of family preference, and served with steamed home-grown Charlotte Potatoes, and it was so, so good. It is definitely a "keeper"! And, we think it's equally as good as the roast salmon with peas, potatoes and bacon also from this site.

machowe's picture
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This was very nice and very simple to make. Didn't have beans so used broccoli and served with crushed new potatoes. I cooked this for two but left the liquid volumes as they are for four. Glad I did - it gave us plenty of sauce. Going to use a fish pie mix next time.

piptrowles's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous & so easy, love one pot meals

justineburton's picture
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Sooooooooo tasty!! I used smoked salmon fillets which gave it a big boost of flavour! Going to Make this a regular midweek meal!

bonitarosa's picture
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Delicious. We only had runner beans to hand and it was still very tasty. The children ate it all! Look forward to trying the chicken version too.

Yo-Lisa's picture

Found this recipe to useing up the left over crème fraîche. This is such a smple, quick, and delicious recipe. As I like flavour of the onions, I added half of a red onion at the beginning. Also for side, I went for sweet potatos.

Neilpm's picture
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Quick, easy, tasty and a relatively healthy mid-week option. We tend to serve with pasta, and it goes really well with home made tagliatelle.

A firm favourite in our household.

roccagorgeous's picture
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What a simple healthy tasty little recipe! I love it when i can get something on the table in less than 30 minutes...I used fresh in season broad beans, and substituted the peas (we eat enough of them) for frozen spinach, really yummy. We definately be a regular dish in our house.

kookymooky's picture
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Delicious. I didn't have any herbs but added a squirt of lemon juice and used green beans instead of broad beans.

thecherub's picture
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Ideal midweek meal. Relatively quick and fuss free. I swapped (frozen) spinach for the beans and added peas 5 mins before the end. Added more crème fraiche too but next time would add more stock or use white wine as well/instead. My sauce split so it didn't look fab but tasted good. Oh and I forgot about the chives!

wooz's picture
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I loved this. I did it for 2 people in a large pan, so the liquid had more or less disappeared by the end. However, the salmon was done to a turn, and the creamy (if not very wet!) veg were delicious.

lucyrjones's picture
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This is lovely, and so easy. I swapped french beans for the broad beans and parsley for the chives, served with mash as suggested. As usual with recipes from this site, though, for two of us I did about 2/3 of the quantities given (apart from the salmon). We must have big appetites!

Sairenity's picture

Not sure why but not a hit with my family. I made it with green beans which took ages to cook. Found the sauce a bit rich (might have let the stock reduce a bit too much).

lahelapixie's picture
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Very nice, fast, midweek dish. Will make this again.

fayfumbs's picture

Easy midweek meal. Will be making this again

minicoopergirl's picture
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sorry forgot to rate

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