Salmon, broccoli & potato bake

Salmon, broccoli & potato bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A classic combination of flavours for a midweek family meal - make this recipe in just one pot

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
613
protein
37g
carbs
35g
fat
37g
saturates
5g
fibre
5g
sugar
4g
salt
0.63g

Ingredients

  • 750g medium potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 head broccoli, trimmed and broken into florets
  • 200ml tub crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 large or 4 small salmon fillets, cut into large pieces
  • handful grated parmesan

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Method

  1. Put the potato wedges into a shallow microwave-proof baking dish, then cook on High for 10 mins until almost tender all the way through (turn the wedges halfway through to ensure even cooking). Add the broccoli, re-cover and cook for another 3 mins or until the florets just give with a knife. If you don’t have a microwave, boil instead.
  2. Heat grill to medium. Mix the crème fraîche and mustard together with a little seasoning. Nestle the salmon in among the potatoes and broccoli, then spoon over the crème fraîche mix, making sure most of the broccoli is covered with sauce. Sprinkle with the cheese and grill for 5 mins until the sauce is bubbling, the tips of the potatoes are golden and the salmon is just cooked.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2007

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kimkap's picture
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Sorry I forgot to rate it - yummy

kimkap's picture
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Oh how simple this dish is yet so tasty and looks great. My husband pulled his face when I told him what was for his evening meal but once he'd finished it asked when was I doing it again. I think this is going to be a regular dish.

louisa22's picture
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Really simple and easy to make. I used 2tsps mustard so not too strong. I also crisped up potatoes in oven and the baked the entire dish for 15 mins rather than grilling. Much better result I think.

llkrausz's picture
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It was quick to prepare, & tasty, but took a lot longer than 10 minutes to cook, ie 15 mins in the microwave, then 10 in the oven. And my sons who normally love cheese didn't think the parmesan went well with this.

paulanewton's picture

I made this for the first time last night and hubby and I both loved it. I used low fat creme fraiche but used only half the amount and topped it up with skimmed milk - it was still nice and creamy but lighter. I also cooked it in the oven for 15 minutes rather than grilling as I was not too convinced about only 5 mins for the salmon to cook. Will definitely be making again.

evaba80's picture
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very tasty and easy to make!

Mr Creosote's picture
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Marvelous quick food. I added quite a lot more creme fraiche (but half fat). Also the Salmon needed longer to cook through. Will definitely make this again

lynnfitz's picture
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My husband made this last night. I thought it was quite tasty, but a bit dry. Husband wasn’t very keen on it – he felt the mustard was too strong. I think I would use fewer potatoes next time and more broccoli as it was very potato dense and more vegetables would make it less dry. Also, it took longer to cook than it should have as husband made it in a casserole dish which just fitted in our microwave, but when the dish went under the grill, it needed to be more spread out in a shallower dish. We ended up having to spoon half of it into a shallow dish and put that under the grill and then do the other half afterwards. I would have this again, but hubby isn’t keen on trying it again.

domanic190279's picture
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loved this meal, didnt use microwave tho, would cook in oven next time as my grill not that great, my 1yr old daughter loved this too will definately be making this a regular weekly dish

special_k's picture
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Found the mustard very over powering & I used a slightly less amount thinking of this at the time.

Dont think will do this again but if anyone thinking of doing it try using french or dijon mustard, the wholegrain too strong & doesnt go with broccoli in my opinion

snapperjac's picture
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Really enjoyed this and it's very easy to make. Not a brocolli fan, so replaced that with chunky-cut red peppers and some green beans. Worked perfectly. Would also use a little bit less mustard next time!

eleanormayo's picture
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This is a great weeknight supper, although I am not keen on cooking potatoes in the microwave (plus like them to be crispy) so I parboil them, adding the broccoli at the end. I then finish the potatoes off in the oven before finishing the recipe off as above.

getora's picture

I used cod instead of salmon and green beans to replace the brocolli. Very easy and tasty. Another family favourite.

jb5370's picture
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The green of the broccoli contrasted well with the pink of the salmon. Delicious and easy to make.

kateclayton's picture

I never would have put fish and mustard together, never mind cooked it in a microwave, but this dish worked really well. Great for almost-too-tired-to-cook nights. I increased the amount of mustard....I'm glad I did, I think it might have been a bit bland otherwise.

lourogers's picture
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Really liked this and was very simple to make... wasn't quite enough of it!!!

fizzh89's picture
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This is an outright winner, quick and easy, and very very tasty. I used parmesan shavings rather than grated, and the strength of the flavour worked really well. I also use more creme fraiche, about 100mls per portion. My 10 month old loves this dish, he never leaves anything!!!

padgett's picture

Great recipe and all the family loved it.
I reduced the amount of mustard after reading some of the comments.
Good way to get the children to eat fish.
Would make this again.

mulletneck's picture
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Very easy and quick to make. I also used low-fat creme fraiche. However, like some others, I found the mustard a bit overpowering and would use less the next time, or a milder type.

ruthiewatkinson's picture

really simple dish. the cheese and mustard added a nice 'bite' to it.

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