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 (107)

lizlund's picture

I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!

leelee1827's picture

Very simple and tasty - initally I tried the sauce and was not sure on the taste and texture of the sauce but once served with the rest of the meal it was lovely and complemented all flavours

joelle23's picture

tasty, I loved the crispy salmon this gave - we usually grill or bake ours. I wouldn't recommend doing this all in the same pan tho as the recipe suggests - the spinach took longer than a minute to wilt (and I had to do it in two goes because there was so much of it), and then heating the sauce thru took a couple of minutes, so the salmon and spinach had gone a little cold.

Definitely liked the sauce tho and will be making it again for other fish dishes.

hippychick01's picture

Great recipe, quick and delicious.

kuifke's picture

The excellent taste of the lightly wilt spinach surprised me.

rosagood's picture

Second time of trying this recipe (it was so good the first time). Adjustments are leave out the lemon, take away spinach and replace with green beans, pak choi and mixed rocket salad. Good presentation and great taste.

rosagood's picture

Second time of trying this recipe (it was so good first time). Adjustments are leave out the lemon, take away spinach and replace with green beans, pak choi and mixed rocket salad. Good presentation and great taste.

emmacatignani's picture

Nice sauce! Salmon and spinach can be really boring but the sauce just lifted it completely.

emmascakesofbath's picture

We found this recipe delicious. It is really quick and easy! The sauce is so simple and yet so divine. I have always looked for a nice relatively healthy sauce for fish and I have to say that this is a winner. I will definitely be doing this recipe again soon.

matt66's picture

I often find salmon a bit boring but this recipe certainly livens things up. It was easy to make, relatively cheap and quite healthy. Definitely would recommend this as a good source for a midweek meal when you really want something tasty but don't want hours in the kitchen.

rhaylock's picture

Quick easy and tasty a perfect midweek meal, I serve with rice

katecoyne's picture

So easy and quick and utterly delicious-what's not to like?

bunnines's picture

Yum, healthy full of flavour easy and quick to cook, this has become one of my favourite things to make.

megarrr's picture

Quick, easy and very tasty! Om nom.

jeffbland's picture

cooked this for my wife she loves salmon and loves this dish,I cooked the salmon in foil in the oven with a little olive oil bay leaves and drizzled some lemon on when almost cooked the sauce makes the dish but dont walk away from the stove while doing it.

rossgclark's picture

very nice and easy to make

neenski's picture

I didn't have any spinach so I layered on top of pea and potato mash for my friend and I layered my salmon on top of rocket leaves for myself, due to my diet, very fresh and summer tasting. Easy receipe, very tasty and also LOW FAT :O))))

huxley-radish's picture

Quite enjoyed it. I was stressing so I think re-making it will probably allow me to give it a fairer chance. I think I'd prefer my salmon baked rather than pan fried, but that's personal preference. Lovely sauce!

bolette's picture

A fabulous dish!!!

daniegirlcooks's picture

Made some chunky chips with dried chilli to go with and all was delicious! The sauce was amazing and totally made the meal. Also seasoned salmon with lemon pepper which worked really well if you are trying to avoid salt. I love it!


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