Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Ever-versatile salmon is as popular on our shopping lists as chicken. Make the most of it with this impressive recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
321
protein
32g
carbs
3g
fat
20g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
0.77g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 250g bag spinach
  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp caper, drained
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, season the salmon on both sides, then fry for 4 mins each side until golden and the flesh flakes easily. Leave to rest on a plate while you cook the spinach.
  2. Tip the leaves into the hot pan, season well, then cover and leave to wilt for 1 min, stirring once or twice. Spoon the spinach onto plates, then top with the salmon. Gently heat the crème fraîche in the pan with a squeeze of the lemon juice, the capers and parsley, then season to taste. Be careful not to let it boil. Spoon the sauce over the fish, then serve with lemon wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2008

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licklelisa3's picture

Fabulous! I found the 'resting' salmon went cold quickly whilst I did the spinach and sauce, so will use separate pans next time…

claurah's picture
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Having been meaning to comment on this recipe for ages, it is absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to make and is a regular meal in our house. I usually serve it with new potatoes and extra veg. It is really good to be able to make a healthy impressive looking meal in minutes.

ksoady's picture
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I have used this site a lot and never usually post anything but I liked this dish so much I created an account to be able to comment on how tasty and delicious it is. I picked it because I wanted something quick and fairly healthy to make after work but was surprised at how good it actually tasted for something which took about 10 minutes to make and used minimal ingredients. Next time I have friends over I will definitely be making this.

kathcook's picture

Have made this dish a few times now, very easy to do and delicious !
Made for a dinner party for 8, half pan fried the salmon and then put in the oven to bake covered in foil on low heat mainly because I didn't want to be frying fish with guests! It was a bit fiddly doing the spinach last minute but not to bad. It looks SO impressive served on the spinach my guests thought I had been in the kitchen for hours ! Made the sauce in advance and just re-heated . It's also a healthy dish so definately a winner !

saiz's picture
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Very nice dish.

sion1985's picture

I am new to cooking, so looking for the easy things to try. My girlfriend loved this dish as did I. Last night I tried adding some Dijon mustard to the sauce which worked a treat. 1 table spoon was more than enough and found the capers had more of a presence in the dish after doing so.

rosievimes's picture

Quick and easy with great results, perfect if you're short on time. Goes well with new potatoes and chantenay carrots. Highly recommended.

skt13_devon's picture

Sorry couldn't rate it on my iPad :( but its definitely a 5 star!

skt13_devon's picture

Lovely, really tasty and not at all dry. Hubby and I both loved the sauce. Mmm definitely one to do again.

Meesh1983's picture

Simple light yet very tasty. My 4 year old loves it too.

Meesh1983's picture

Light yet very filling. Taste divine.

damenga's picture
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Cooked it yet again and it has to be the most popular salmon dish in our house. Nothing fussy about it and it tastes great.

antoniag's picture

Excellent! Very quick and very tasty.

elliebojo's picture
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Really really easy! Tasted great!

stokeysue's picture

Nice looking recipe - but how can it possibly have apparently precise nutrition data “321 kcalories, protein 32g” when the size/weight of the main ingredient, the salmon fillet, is not specified?

damenga's picture
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Very nice and will certainly cook it again. Wife loved it.
Made one mistake, I should have drained the spinach after I wilted it but even so it was a good meal.

iloveprunejam's picture
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My family loved it- though remember to really dry the spinach with a cloth. I did it a bit too delicately and we had a bit of water on our plates.

jessmayshort's picture
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This was so tasty and easy to make! De-licious!!

eborallc's picture
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It's the simple sauce that makes this a winner. With three ingredients you have a really tasty sauce and an end results that looks so professional. You could serve this at a dinner party and wow your guests for very little effort. If you need a new way to serve salmon then look no further. Brilliant.

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