Spring salmon with minty veg

Spring salmon with minty veg

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

An easy-to-prepare healthy meal which counts for two of your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
555
protein
40g
carbs
42g
fat
26g
saturates
5g
fibre
10g
sugar
8g
salt
0.23g

Ingredients

  • 750g small new potatoes, thickly sliced
  • 750g frozen peas and beans (we used Waitrose pea and bean mix, £2.29/1kg)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • small pack mint, leaves only
  • 4 salmon fillets about 140g/5oz each

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Method

  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan for 4 mins. Tip in the peas and beans, bring back up to a boil, then carry on cooking for another 3 mins until the potatoes and beans are tender. Whizz the olive oil, lemon zest and juice and mint in a blender to make a dressing(or finely chop the mint and whisk into the oil and lemon).
  2. Put the salmon in a microwave-proof dish, season, then pour the dressing over. Cover with cling film, pierce, then microwave on High for 4-5 mins until cooked through. Drain the veg, then mix with the hot dressing and cooking juices from the fish. Serve the fish on top of the vegetables.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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fanny34's picture

I was going to cook this recipe but I do not own a Microwave????

pnutjones's picture
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Never microwaved salmon before but will be doing this recipe again. It was really tasty and so so easy.

bruc044's picture
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I don't have a microwave so took the foil wrapped option and it worked out great. Rather than the veges and new potatoes suggested here I paired it with the Spanish potatoes (also on this site) and had everything in the oven together with the salmon going in for the last 25 minutes. Will definitely make again.

andylangfor's picture
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Changed the method slightly, put Salmon or whole trout in foil with orange or lemon juice & zest, olive oil & mint. wrap into a parcel and put in oven for 20-30 mins depending on size. This is the only way I can get my daughter to eat either salmon or trout. thank you.

great with potato wedges cooked in oven at the same time.

weeble's picture
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really good. i made this in my steamer

redsetter5's picture
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Absolutely beautiful. Made a larger amount so cooked it in the oven. Will be cooking this again. Thank you

bozwellox's picture

I tried this on an evening where the upboards were particularly bare so used bottled lemon juice and some Coleman's mint sauce in place of the fresh bits - still tasted lovely, and really quick and healthy!

mumofmoomin's picture

Was sceptical about microwaving the salmon, but it works really well. A tasty, healthy and very easy to make supper - will definitely make again.

northernminx's picture

Yum! Made in minutes and tasted fab. Will definitely make this again - perfect for a summers evening meal.

good-food-girl's picture

Do you think this would work if I put the fish and the veg in a foil parcel and bake it in the oven?

vstratton's picture
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This was the nicest salmon I have eaten for a while: my friend cooked it for me and I would never have known that it was cooked in the microwave. Massive thumbs up. Going to cook it again very soon.

tarikjohnston's picture
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So easy to make and so good to eat. Great for a low fat diet

jaqmitch's picture
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Quick, easy and very nice. Used frozen broad beans instead of peas which worked just as good. Will definitely do again

rachelrogers's picture
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Quick, simple light supper dish - I made this within 15mins after a session at the gym! - very nice.. would make again!..

sweetandsour's picture
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Very tasty with salmon and lemon, 2 of my favourite ingredients together. Was out of mint but used basil instead.

erinvermaak's picture
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This was so easy and delicious. I was a bit skeptical about cooking the salmon in the microwave (seemed a bit sacrilegious!), but I followed the recipe and was really impressed with the result. Only problem with the recipe is the veg quantities. I didn't realize at first, so I used 750g of new potatoes and 750g of peas & beans, and I wondered afterwards why the samlon was so overwhelmed by veg. When I checked the recipe again, I saw the amounts were 750g/1 lb - I think they probably meant 450g/1 lb! Having said that, the leftover veggies were delicious the next day!

dorsetlover's picture

This sounds great - will try it very soon!

louisasmith's picture
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I cooked this in my electric steamer with the veg in the bottom layer and the salmon in the top layer. Really tasty - fresh and zingy.

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