Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


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

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal321
  • fat20g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.77g
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  • 1 tsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 2 skinless salmon fillet
  • 250g bag spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tsp caper, drained



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  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.

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Comments (110)

louloune's picture

Yummy and quick dish. I used hake fish instead and drained sliced olive instead of capers and turned out to be very good :)

babsfazekas's picture

This is great. I did the sauce in a separate pan to speed things up a bit. Some people have complained that the sauce was too lemony, so I kept tasting it and ended up with around 4 tbsp creme fraiche and half a lime (which is what I had on hand). I'd make more of the sauce next time too, it's delicious. Served it with balsamic glazed carrots. I loved having so much spinach to go with this, great source of iron.

cath34980's picture

Deliciousa and easy! My 10 yr old son made it!

coleyskitchen's picture

We love this dish in our house. Simple, healthy and tasty. Can't go wrong........I agree with Loops about breaking up the capers a little, I do that too.

mdej123's picture

Lovely sauce, and so easy to make, very healthy too.

irritable's picture

Definite 5 stars. The sauce is the key and will now be oft reperated as it will go with very easily with other types of fish. Increase the creme fraiche, capers and parsley, reduce the lemon and add lots of black pepper. I served with sweet potato chips and received an embarrassing amount of praise for something that was so quick and simple.I

jaenee's picture

This turned out perfect. I served it with the 'new potatoes Cooked on a bag with herbed butter' as suggested and steamed some asparagus spears for a lovely main course for Valentines night. Worked a treat!

cath34980's picture

Delicious! So easy I made it with my 10 yr old son ! So tasty too:

deejo_uk's picture

Tried this tonight for tea. Today was the first day of my new healthy eating regime. Recipe was easy to follow but next time i would use less lemon in the sauce

fulleralice's picture

Didn't have capers in the house so went without but was still lovely

spicelover's picture

What a lovely recipe. Made the sauce in 5 minutes this afternoon and wasn't sure about the flavours, but, once warmed through and served with the salmon and spinach it was great. We had ours with couscous (cheated and had an ainsley harriet one!!) and it worked really well.

juliuskisielius's picture

It is as easy and as tasty as it looks. I couldn't believe that the dish I cooked looked just like the photo. My girlfriend and I had this as a quick mid-week meal and we were so surprised at it's flavours and simplicity. Definitely worth a keeper!

lolaypop's picture

Easy and quite tasty

gracebaxter1's picture

Very easy, very tasty, and very quick! Will definitely make it again.

hazie1000's picture

Great recipe, just don't go too mad with the lemon as can be a little tart.

pauline42244's picture

This receipe is perfect if you are on a diet. I am with slimming world and if you pan fry the salmon with fry light and use the half fat creme fresh it is perfect. I have never tried capers before, and I must admit they taste delicious with this receipe. My husband didnt think he would like capers, but he did. I am just printing off a copy of the receipe for my mother in law as she wants to cook it!

nisha83's picture

Really yummy, perfect midweek meal for those on a diet!

ladyyk's picture

OMG!! This was super tasty and very easy to cook. Will definately be cooking this again

beegeeho's picture

Simple to make, healthy and delicious. Great for midweek supper. Absolutely love it.

eswinburne1's picture

and will prob be 5 next time I try it!


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