Salmon with greens & crème fraîche

Salmon with greens & crème fraîche

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(55 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal436
  • fat29g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre5g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.34g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 1 leek, thinly sliced



    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


  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 (51)

kookymooky's picture

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

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

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

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

Very nice, fast, midweek dish. Will make this again.

fayfumbs's picture

Easy midweek meal. Will be making this again

minicoopergirl's picture

sorry forgot to rate

minicoopergirl's picture

Just eating this now so tasty guessed amount for just one cant go wrong with this recipe, just used peas and leeks and tarragon..oh man so lovely in heaven washed down with nicely chilled pinot

beasajjad's picture

Simple to make and a tasty quick meal.

weeman5872's picture

It appears that I forgot to give a rating.

weeman5872's picture

I just tried this recipe; I might have not let the stock reduce enough, but I found a bit of extra crème fraîche at the end worked wonders!

zhagan's picture

so quick and easy. family loved this recipe

scrappydoo's picture

A great mid week meal. The salmon was very moist and the sauce had plenty of flavour. I used peas and sliced green beans as I don't like broad beans, added them 5 minutes from the end of cooking time. Will make again.

shirls1's picture

Delicious and easy.

ellagarnham's picture

Used white wine instead of stock - lovely!

shirls1's picture

Easy midweek dinner loved by everyone.

eleanormayo's picture

Really easy, tasty dish. I also used parsley at the end instead of chives and served with crushed new potatoes.

bridgefordf's picture

Loved it. Make sure it is adequately seasoned. Followed suggestion above and added parsley. Creamy and salmon tasting. Not at all bland like mentioned above.


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